He will be joined by...
Carl Barat has unveiled the full line-up for his new band.
Alongside former Libertines drummer Gary Powell and Anthony Rossomando – who filled in as guitarist following Pete Doherty’s departure from the group – Barat has announced that The Cooper Temple Clause’s Didz Hammond will be taking on bass duties.
In a posting on www.thelibertines.org.uk, Barat said: “Firstly, thank you all for your reassuring gestures. Secondly, many thanks for the “frink”. You make me feel a little more alive. I am proud to announce that our new bass player is none other than the justly acclaimed Didz Hammond, formerly of the Cooper Temple Clause. He has never shown anything but love, compassion and talent from the off.”
He continued: “Gary, Stantony, Didz and I have toiled day and night for a demo, and finally we have it. It is testament to the struggles of The Libertines, yet quite different. I wrote it for you, I hope it means something to you all… XXXXXXXXXXXX”.
Barat’s new band have not yet announced their name, but keep checking NME.COM for the latest updates.
It reads: “Dear fans and friends of The Cooper Temple Clause,
it is with much regret that we must inform you all of Didz Hammond‘s departure from The Cooper Temple Clause. Though the news saddens us as much as we are sure it does you, we feel it is important to reassure everyone that things ended amicably and there is no bad feelings between anyone concerned.”
“A brother has left the family home, though he shall never leave the family. We extend to him our love and wish him the best, and hope all of you can join us in lending him your support for the future.”
However, the band confirmed that they will not be splitting up, saying: “Meanwhile, the album continues apace, and we hope to begin mixing the beast in a fortnight.”