CMU reports the following news about the saga that is the Libertines:
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…this just in – the Libertines will complete all upcoming festival and tour commitments and promote their eponymously titled new album without Pete Doherty who continues to battle with his drug addiction…
Libertine Pete Doherty yesterday pleaded not guilty to possessing an offensive weapon. As previously reported, Doherty was pulled over by police just days after returning to the UK after several hours of rehab in Thailand and was allegedly in possession of a flick knife. Supported in court by friends and manager Alan McGee, a smartly dressed Doherty was told to reappear on 10 Aug for a prelim hearing on the charges.