1. Top 10 Garage Rock Revival Bands: Where Are They Now?

    March 23, 2011 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After five long years, the Strokes have returned with "Angles," their fourth album out this week on RCA Records. It marks the comeback of a group whose debut album, 2001's "Is This It," was crucial in the garage rock revival ...

  2. Power Amp Invests In Libertine

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music investment specialist Power Amp Music has signed a £500,000 ($787,000) deal with former Libertines frontman Carl Barat. London-based Power Amp's investment will support the recording and release of Barat's new solo album, which is ...

  3. Russell Brand Is A Man of Infant Sorrow

    June 11, 2010 4:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Infant Sorrow seems to have it all: a charismatic, good-looking frontman; several talented and well-known musicians; an extensive, major-label-funded marketing campaign; and a No. 1 debut on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums chart. There's on ...

  4. Reformed Libertines Play Brief Acoustic Set

    April 01, 2010 1:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 U.K. alt. rock band the Libertines marked its official comeback yesterday (Mar. 31) with a characteristically shambolic press conference, which saw singer Pete Doherty chastise a member of the assembled press for "ruining people's lives.&q ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Pepsi Max Partners With Musicians On MySpace

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australian dance artist Sam Sparro and Carl Barat, singer with U.K. alternative band Dirty Pretty Things, are among seven curators participating in the inaugural Pepsi Maxcast - a new music initiative where artists and tastemakers showcase their m ...

  7. Dirty Pretty Things Join MP3 Giveaway Trend

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dirty Pretty Things is the latest rock band to climb aboard the free download bandwagon. The alternative British rock group, fronted by Libertines co-founder Carl Barat, has posted a new song "Hippy Son" as a free MP3 file via its Web si ...

  8. Doherty: 'A Lot Has Changed In The Past Week'

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pete Doherty says people close to him want him to kick his addiction to drugs. "The people I'm closest to have had enough. They've said it's drugs or them," the Babyshambles frontman said today (April Pete Doherty says peopl ...

  9. Garage Rock

    March 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Our Coolest Song in the World comes generally from two categories: contemporary garage rock (traditional rock'n'roll) and songs that transcend all categories and exist under the fringe of our as-inclu Our Coolest Song in the World comes ge ...

  10. Underground Garage

    December 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a year that started with our president "staying the course" and ending with him saying the Commission on Iraq had some "good points" (yeah, like screw your course, get the hell out of there, you mo In a year that started with ...

  11. Dutch DJ Le Grande, Girls Aloud Rule U.K. Charts

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dutch "superstar DJ" Fedde Le Grande has the U.K.'s new No. 1 single after rising from last week's No. 2 entry with "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit" (Data). On the album chart, pop oufit Girls Aloud de Dutch "supers ...

  12. Underground Garage

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. SORRY! Got carried away with the wild and wonderful Beatles show in Las Vega ...

  13. Billboard Bits: Dirty Pretty Things, Dulli/Lanegan, Chuck Berry

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Dirty Pretty Things, Dulli/Lanegan, Chuck Berry "Waterloo to Anywhere," the debut album from ex-Libertines principal Carl Barat's new band Dirty Pretty Things, will be released Aug. 1 in North America via Interscope. The set h ...

  14. Gnarls Barkley Outpaces The Boss In The U.K.

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U.K. sales charts yesterday with a No. 1 single and chart-topping album. The duo of former Goodie Mob principal Cee-Lo and artist/producer Danger Mouse sa Gnarls Barkley scored a double victory on the U. ...

  15. Global Pulse

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT While the Libertines frontman/guitarist Pete Doherty's drug problems dominated the headlines, the Libertines' other lead vocalist/writer/guitarist Carl Barât was quietly putting together his own new While the Libertines frontman/guitaris ...

  16. Libertines' Barat Goes Solo With Vertigo

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Libertines' co-founder Carl Barat has signed a new long-term and worldwide recording solo deal with Mercury Records imprint Vertigo. The Libertines' co-founder Carl Barat has signed a new long-term and worldwide recording solo deal w ...

  17. Libertines' Barat Goes Solo With Vertigo

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Libertines' co-founder Carl Barat has signed a new long-term and worldwide recording solo deal with Mercury Records imprint Vertigo. The Libertines' co-founder Carl Barat has signed a new long-term and worldwide recording solo deal w ...

  18. Doherty To Remain In Jail On Robbery Charge

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Libertines co-founder Pete Doherty, arrested after a disturbance at a London hotel, was initially granted bail today (Feb. 4) when he appeared in a London court on charges of robbery and blackmail. Bu Libertines co-founder Pete Doherty, arrested aft ...

  19. Update: Libertines Pressing On Without Doherty

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U.K. rock outfit the Libertines has garnered a respectable fan base across the Atlantic, but the band remains front-page fodder in its homeland, thanks to estranged principal member Pete Doherty's ver U.K. rock outfit the Libertines has garnere ...

  20. The Libertines

    September 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Looking to build on the momentum established by their first album, "Up for Bracket," the Libertines keep the great vibes going with a more revealing, self-titled sophomore set. Looking to build on the momentum established by their first al ...

  21. Libertines Guitarist Released From Jail

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, however, the star's sentence was reduced in Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court to two months. Pete Doherty, the estranged guitarist from British rock act the Libertines, was released from jail today (Oct. 8). As previously reported , Do ...

  22. Libertines Member Sentenced To Jail

    September 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The 24-year-old plead guilty to burglary at an earlier hearing at Horseferry Road Magistrates' Court in London. Pete Doherty, currently estranged from rising British rock act the Libertines, was sentenced to six months in jail yesterday (Sept. ...

  23. Libertines Guitarist Out Of Band?

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The lineup of rising British rock act the Libertines appears to be in limbo. The lineup of rising British rock act the Libertines appears to be in limbo. According to a posting by guitarist Pete Doherty on the fan site thelibertines.org, the band is ...