Quick notes on The Vines, The Hives and The Libertines

The Hives have announced their summer tour plans. Looking forward to a return of these great Swedish rockers.
The Vines appear to be on the verge of imploding according to AntiMUSIC. It would be shame if it all went down the tubes now but The Vines never appeared to me to have the most stable band vibe.
Speaking of bands imploding, it looks like it’s lights out for The Libertines as Pete Doherty has left the group and “escaped” to Paris with his girlfriend. It’s all equal parts sad and weird.
UPDATE! Doherty has resumed rehab in France.