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Pete Doherty: 'I WILL convince Carl Barat to reform The Libertines'


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Pete Doherty has claimed that he will convince former bandmate Carl Barat to reform The Libertines with him.


Speaking at the Shockwaves NME Awards after picking up the Best Solo Artist award Doherty said in an exclusive video, which you can watch by clicking below, that he planned to record more solo material and keep his current band Babyshambles going, as well as reforming The Libertines.


"I've written and recorded a solo record," he said. "There's probably another on the way, there's an amazing 'Shambles record on the way, and The Libertines is gonna happen in the next couple of years, by hook or by crook.


He added: "I don't twist it [Carl Barat's arm] too far. He doesn't take kindly to it. He's not harder than me, but he's got a nasty streak, twist it too far and it'll snap."


And according to an "insider" quoted in U.K. "newspaper" The Sun, co-frontmen Doherty and Barat have made amends for good. "Pete's drug use and erratic behavior tore the [Libertines] apart and its demise left Carl heartbroken," the source said. "He vowed not to return until his old best pal had sorted out his problems and, after having a lengthy heart-to-heart with him, he's confident Pete has turned a corner. He is looking forward to working with him again."


The Sun's source added that "Carl has always said he would not get back together just for the money."


It seems like Doherty's priority has always been the friendship too. What was that thing he said again while bragging about the "ridiculous" millions the Libertines were offered to headline the UK's Reading festival? Oh yeah: "Let's be friends!" Doherty enthused. "Friends who go and make lots of money."


Barat, who recently called it quits with his post-Libertines project Dirty Pretty Things, sounds ready to be in his old rock band all over again: "I hate working alone. It's boring and I struggle with it. I do miss the support of being in a band."

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