Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

2014-07-11 21:47 AFRICA NEWS

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Finally, a good use for new app "Yo"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014

Read more

REPORTERS

Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

Read more

#THE 51%

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Politics: parties under pressure

Read more

FOCUS

In Burma, the rise of radical Buddhism

Read more

ENCORE!

Haute Couture: the hand-stitched clothing made in Paris that sells for the price of small yachts

Read more

  • Putin revives old Cuban flame and eyes Latin American minerals

    Read more

  • Kerry holds all-night talks with Afghan presidential rivals

    Read more

  • Netanyahu resists international pressure to stop air strikes on Gaza

    Read more

  • Ukraine promises retaliation after rebel assault

    Read more

  • Amazon snubs French free delivery ban with one-cent charge

    Read more

  • Cleveland's NBA fans hail 'return of king' LeBron James

    Read more

  • Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

    Read more

  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan

    Read more

  • The third-place playoff: the World Cup game no one wants to play

    Read more

  • Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum shooting drops extradition appeal

    Read more

  • Kurdish forces take over two oilfields in northern Iraq

    Read more

  • Are French high school students getting smarter?

    Read more

  • Italy’s Trentin wins seventh stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • Disgraced Suarez leaves Liverpool for Barcelona

    Read more

  • In pictures: Chanel, Dior and so much more at the Paris couture shows

    Read more

France

Infamous French rock band Noir Désir splits

©

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-11-30

Popular French rock band Noir Désir, whose lead singer Bertrand Cantat is best known for beating his actress girlfriend to death in a Lithuanian hotel room, has split up definitively, the band's drummer has confirmed.

AFP - The veteran French rock band Noir Desir, whose singer Bertrand Cantat was jailed for the manslaughter of his actress girlfriend, has split up, its drummer said Tuesday.

"Noir Desir is finished," Denis Barthe told AFP, adding that he was speaking on behalf of Cantat and the group's bassist.

The split comes after guitarist Serge Teyssot-Gay said Monday he was pulling out of the Bordeaux-based group that was formed in the 1980s and went on to become France's top rock band.

Cantat was convicted of beating his actress girlfriend Marie Trintignant to death in a hotel in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius in 2003. A Lithuanian court jailed him for eight years, but he was released on parole in 2007.

His ex-wife Krisztina Rady, with whom he had two children, hanged herself at her Bordeaux home in January this year.

Date created : 2010-11-30

Comments

COMMENT(S)