Sunday, 11 April 2010
Frank, comedy partner David Baddiel and Ian Brodie of the Lightning Seeds wrote the song to support the England team in Euro 96 and rewrote it for the World Cup in France in 1998, reaching No 1 in the charts on both occasions, and were rumoured to be recording a new version this year with Robbie Williams.
Speaking at the premiere of David's new film The Infidel, Frank teased: "I have heard rumours, yeah. There's all sort of talk going on. I heard Pete Doherty's name mentioned, even. Anyway that's probably a secret, I shouldn't have said."
The comedian said going to South Africa with David to cover the World Cup was the best job in the world - and he believed England could win the tournament.
"Well I always think we are going to win, of course. Now we've got like a proper manager and everything I think it's a possibility," he said.
Frank insisted he is not worried about Wayne Rooney's injury, saying: "Wayne will be fine. Wayne is like a bull terrier. He is basically unharmable. He's so hard and strong."
Monday, 5 April 2010
Libertines Haven't Ruled Out New Songs
Apr 05, 2010
The Libertines won't be playing any new tunes when they play those reunion gigs this summer, but that doesn't mean they're not going to try writing some.
The act will stick strictly to the back catalog when it takes the stage this summer at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. The outfit isn't going to rule out a more prolonged stay, however, as NME reports both singer/guitarists Carl Barat and Pete Doherty said they're considering revving the songwriting machine back up as part of the reunion.
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Bosses from TV's Five are to sue drug addict Pete Doherty for assault after he spat beer at a reporter.
Live From Studio Five's Minnie Stephenson was sprayed on the back of her head as she interviewed his Libertines bandmate Carl Barat.
Viewers saw Doherty, 31, twice spit at her after swigging beer from a bottle. Police are not taking action, but a Five source said: "What Doherty did was disgusting. Minnie wasn't bothering him, but he just decided to spit all over her. The station will be taking it all the way on her behalf.
The controversial singer/guitarist was strolling through a street in the country last year (09) when a group of tourists hurled abuse at him - which escalated into a group fight.
Doherty was so shaken up, he called up former Libertines bass player John Hassall, who now lives in Denmark - and the conversation set the wheels in motion for the band's surprise reunion.
The Libertines split in 2004 after Doherty's drug addiction caused a huge rift with fellow frontman Carl Barat. Although they eventually made up, a full reunion of the band looked unlikely until Doherty contacted Hassall.
Doherty tells rock mag NME, "I was in Denmark last year. I got abused by a load of Americans. I walked past this bar and one of them went, 'Hey man, what's Danish for pr**k?' I ended up getting in a bit of a ruck (brawl). As usual I got the f**king blame, and I phoned John. That's how we got back in touch."
Doherty, who previously confessed the band's upcoming gigs at the Reading and Leeds festivals in the U.K. could be a "f**king disaster", also admits the reunion is "upsetting".
He adds, "It would be very easy for us to laugh and joke and put up a front about it, but there's almost something quite upsetting about it in the excitement. It was a big part of my life. And I'm quite good at blocking things out. But the more I think about it, the more it upsets me. It's a celebration of a different time. It's a time that was... well, it's gone."
PETE DOHERTY has come under fire from critics after he was caught on camera spitting beer at a U.K. TV news reporter following THE LIBERTINES' reunion gig.
The cult band, fronted by Doherty and Carl Barat, took part in a press conference at North London pub The Boogaloo on Wednesday (31Mar10), where the group performed an impromptu eight-song set.
They took time out to chat to Channel Five showbiz reporter Minnie Stephenson, during which Barat mentioned how bandmate Gary Powell had accidentally spat beer on her.
As Stephenson returned to speak directly into camera, Doherty could be seen in the background approaching the journalist and spitting beer at the back of her head.
The show then returned to the panel in the studio, where former soccer star-turned-TV host Ian Wright proceeded to chastise Doherty for his vile behaviour.
He ranted, "You know what, Pete Doherty does my head in (annoys me). I hate that geezer (guy). He's spitting on her back. What a complete mug (idiot) he is! What a fool. I hate that guy."