Carl Barat Says That There Will Be No Libertines Reunion In 2010
Carl Barat has told the BBC that he will be too busy in 2010 to reform his old band The Libertines (pictured above). Barat said that he didn’t want to put the band together again just for a quick payday. He said:
“I’m too busy next year. Maybe the year after that. See how it goes. When it needs to happen, it will fall into place. It’s more a way of life than a band for me. I’m not going to jump up there and play the songs for some money – if it feels right then it will fall into place.”
The Libertines’ Pete Doherty told NME.com in March that the band had “unfinished business” and that he wanted them to reunite.
Barat, who dissolved his band Dirty Pretty Things in October 2008, is currently working on a solo project. On the subject of the solo album, he told the BBC:
“It is quite liberating doing my own solo thing with no record company telling me to make singles.
“I’ve done a lot of stuff with strings and acoustics but I don’t know if that’s how the record is going to sound.”
Barat will also be appearing in a play in 2010. On that subject, he told the BBC:
“It’s pretty full on and gritty. I’m doing it for the challenge as opposed to having big audiences and getting show stopping reviews.”
Last year, Barat appeared in the stage drama Telstar and portrayed a scientist named Gene Vincent (named, of course, after the 1950s rocker).