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.”

Watch the video in full now:

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