Saturday, April 22, 2006


According to an interview in this morning's Guardian, Carl Barat never actually kicked Pete out the Libertines:

So how hard was it to kick him out of the band? "I never kicked him out of the band," Barat says wearily. "I said to Pete, 'You're in a state, you're not turning up for things, you're doing terrible things, which we won't go into - don't come to play this gig. You've missed half the tour anyway - don't come and play this gig. I don't think you're well enough.' He went nuts, and he wasn't well enough anyway, so we continued without him and the long and short of it is that afterwards I said, 'Don't come and play with us till you sort yourself out.'

He took that as a massive 'up yours', got angry about it and rather than rectify the problems we were talking about he went and formed a band that would put up with his problems so it wouldn't be an issue... I'd rather your article was not so Libertines-heavy, but of course that's for you to decide."

Barat doesn't want the article to make it sound like he's harping on about the Libertines and Pete.

Interestingly, he didn't seem that concerned about not making his album Waterloo To Anywhere like that.


Dora said...

Yes, because telling Peter he couldn't play with his own band and refusing to respond to his almost daily calls, letters, texts and emails for 6 months whilst touring the world without him was in no way like sacking him...

karlt said...

Does anyone really give a stuff anymore? One mediocre, overpublicised band has become two mediocre, overpublicised bands.

Anonymous said...

well, they havn't have they?

one great band has become one unpredictable band and one bland band. go back to your mike oldfield albums you cock

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