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Libertines Will Reunite, Says Source


It’s been five years since Brit rockers the Libertines broke up. But after estranged bandleaders Pete Doherty and Carl Barat played a surprise one-off set with former drummer Gary Powell this past weekend in London, the question is: Will the Libertines officially reunite?

According to Adam Ficek, drummer of Doherty’s current band, Babyshambles, it’s only a matter of time until the Libertines reform for good! “I’m sure they’ll get together at some point,” Ficek told BBC 6 Music.

The Libertines, who ushered in a new, gritty garage rock sound in contemporary Brit rock, split due to the acrimony between Doherty and Barat — which came to a head when Doherty robbed Barat’s apartment and pawned his music equipment for money to buy drugs. Doherty was subsequently arrested and jailed for two months.

“Obviously there is a lot of history between [Barat and Doherty] but I don’t really get involved with personal relationships and take sides,” Ficek said. “I think they should make people wait and make people really want them.”

Meanwhile, Doherty, now clean and sober, has been hard at work with his Babyshambles on their “beat-driven” follow-up to 2007’s Shotter’s Nation.

The band’s instruments, which were confiscated by British police in August 2005 after noise complaints resulted from a rowdy gig, will be donated to the EC1 Music Project, which offers musical workshops to youths in London. [Via]