British rocker Pete Doherty was allowed to miss a court hearing on Wednesday (17Oct07) to play a gig because the judge is a fan of his music. The Babyshambles frontman was due to appear at London's Thames Magistrates court for a progress review following a drugs rehabilitation order but Judge Jane MCIvor adjourned the hearing until Wednesday (24Oct07) to allow him to attend a concert in Paris. Judge MCIvor presided over several of Doherty's court appearances last year (06) and once praised Doherty's song The Blinding, telling the court, "It is a good tune." The 28-year-old singer has just completed a six week stint in rehab, and will now appear in court twice next week (Begs22Oct07).