British rockers Dirty Pretty Things attacked MTV UK presenter ZANE LOWE when he told them to stop smoking backstage at this weekend's (08-09JUL06) Oxegen festival in Ireland. The BANG BANG YOU'RE DEAD hitmakers - frontman CARL BARAT, guitarist ANTHONY ROSSOMANDO, bassist DIDZ HAMMOND and drummer Gary Powell - were busy drinking after their performance and were in no mood to be told what to do. An onlooker says, "The band were on a bender and lit up in a no-smoking area. "When Zane asked them to stop, Didz punched him and the others joined in." A spokesperson for MTV is keen to play down the seriousness of the incident: "Luckily Zane was OK and didn't make a fuss about it."