Babyshambles

  1. Splendour in the Grass 2013 Lineup: Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean Confirmed

    April 24, 2013 4:08 AM EDT Australia’s hugely popular mid-year Splendour in the Grass festival today revealed a line-up with something for every indie music fan – a bill that includes Mumford & Sons, Empire of the Sun, Frank Ocean, the National, Of Monsters and Men, T ...

  2. Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

    July 23, 2011 1:34 PM EDT Amy Winehouse performing in 2008 (Getty Images) Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27. Winehouse shot ...

  3. Reformed Libertines Play Brief Acoustic Set

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt. rock band the Libertines marked its official comeback earlier today (Mar. 31) with a characteristically shambolic press conference, which saw singer Pete Doherty chastise a member of the assembled press for "ruining people's li ...

  4. Benicassim, Rock in Rio Madrid Fests Unveil Line-Ups

    January 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rihanna, Shakira, Bon Jovi and the Prodigy are among the first artists confirmed for two of Spain's most important summer festivals. Both the 16th International Festival of Benicassim on the eastern Mediterranean coast, known as FIB Heineken, ...

  5. Mongrel To Play For El Presidente In Venezuela

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mongrel, the genre-smashing U.K. act led by Reverend & the Makers vocalist Jon McClure, will travel to Venezuela in April to record their second album as official guests of president Hugo Chavez. McClure tells Bilboard.biz that he first came t ...

  6. Mongrel's Independent Giveaway

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mongrel, the U.K. indie-rock hip-hop crossover act, is to give away its debut album "Better Than Heaven" free with national newspaper the Independent on March 7. The move is billed as the first time a debut album has been distributed fre ...

  7. Franz, Kings For Benicassim 2009

    December 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand and Paul Weller have been confirmed as headliners for the 2009 FIB Heineken Benicassim Festival in Spain. The 2009 festival, running July 16-19 will be the 15th annual Benicassim event. The festival, which has become ...

  8. MTV One Unveils 2009 Shows

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST MTV One, MTV U.K.'s main channel, will screen a Pete Doherty documentary early next year as part of its new line-up of original programming and acquisitions. "Pete Doherty In 24 Hours" follows the Babyshambles singer as he prepares ...

  9. Sharkey Warns MPs On Policing Of Concert Licensing

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Feargal Sharkey, CEO of music industry umbrella group U.K. Music, has hit out at the Metropolitan Police's requirements for licensing of music events, during a Parliamentary hearing. Sharkey was giving evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport ...

  10. Doherty, M.I.A., Williams Team On Mongrel Project

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pete Doherty, U.K. dance artist M.I.A. and U.S. rapper Saul Williams are all likely to feature on the forthcoming debut album from Mongrel - the new band from former Arctic Monkeys' bassist Andy Nicholson, Billboard.biz has learned. Nicholson ...

  11. Beer Company Taps Into Scottish Live Scene

    April 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scottish beer company Tennent's Lager has launched a new £150,000 ($293,000) live music venture, with fans deciding how the money is invested. The Tennent's Mutual live program will begin in October or November and founding members will ...

  12. Pete Doherty Jailed For 14 Weeks

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock star Pete Doherty was jailed on Tuesday for 14 weeks for breaching terms of his probation, his record label said. Parlophone Records said the Babyshambles frontman's show at the Royal Albert Hall scheduled for April 26 would have to be p ...

  13. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  14. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  15. Ryko Picks Up Rough Trade

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-based Ryko Distribution has reached a distribution agreement with London-based indie Rough Trade Records, sources say. Rough Trade, which operates as a joint venture with Sanctuary Records, w LOS ANGELES -- New York-based Ryko Distributio ...