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The Libertines May or May Not Reunite

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Pete Doherty, erstwhile co-leader of the Libertines, said he’s accepted an offer to get back together with the rest of the band to play a show at Hyde Park. Doherty said this in an interview with Israeli newspaper Ynet. But don’t get too excited. He said he doesn’t know if the other band members are down with this reunion. Despite his best efforts, he was unable to reach Carl Barat, the other half of the Libertines’ songwriting engine.

It would seem that the newspaper’s reporter caught Doherty at a moment of vulnerability, because he said a lot of things that maybe he shouldn’t have. Like this: “I don’t know if I’m supposed to even tell you this, but we were offered to reform the Libertines for a show this July in Hyde park. I got the call just yesterday. Well, I said yes.”

Doherty continued down the path of needless virtue by adding, “Not long ago I listened to the Libertines’ songs on YouTube and had a burst of nostalgia, so I said what the heck, and then they told me how much they will pay us, and I cannot lie to you, I couldn’t say no, at least not in my state right now. … I’m in debt. It’s very complicated for me to say no right now, I have financial problems.”

As of right now, no word has been received from the other band members, so this show is still a soft maybe.

In the meantime, let’s revisit one of their greatest songs:

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