Wednesday, June 30, 2004

LIBERTINES TO STOP WAITING, CARRY ON: It turns out that Pete Doherty wasn't wrong about The Libertines picking back up some of their summer festival dates - they're just not doing it with him on board. It seems they've got sick of waiting. They've done a statement:

"It is with regret that The Libertines announce they are to continue without singer and guitarist Peter Doherty due to his well-known addiction problems, specifically with crack cocaine and heroin.
Peter is and always will be a Libertine and when he cleans up from his addictions he will be immediately welcomed back into the band.
This decision is made with love and with no disregard to Peter and his problems. The other members of the band - Gary, John and myself - have come to this conclusion after three recent failed rehab attempts, all of which The Libertines have funded.
Peter’s erratic mental state worries us greatly and having him on tour would only compound his problems. We aim to complete all existing tour commitments without him."

Even your best mates can't put their lives on hold forever.

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