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Libertines get new look
The Libertines will unveil a new image at their Reading and Leeds Festival gigs later this month.
The British rockers - who split in 2004 shortly after firing troubled co-frontman Pete Doherty over his drug use - have promised a "new dynamic" for the band's high-profile reunion performances at the end of August.
Drummer Gary Powell - who is joined in the band by co-frontman Carl Barat and bassist John Hassall - admits the motivation for the change is to attract a new fan base.
He explained: "It will be weird to go back but if we try to replicate how things used to be it won't work. We've got to bring a new dynamic for the kids who haven't seen us before."
He continued: "I never got why we were fashionable in the first place. It never made sense to me why The Libertines were so big but it's all about the character - Pete and Carl are unique."
Despite having two high profile frontmen, drummer Gary thinks he could easily step into their shoes but he can't be bothered.
He told the Daily Star newspaper: "I suppose I could be the frontman now, but I still like sitting at the back of the stage with a whiskey, pulling faces."
Along with The Libertines reunion, the members are all working on various individual projects.
Carl is working on a solo album, Pete is recording a new LP with his other band Babyshambles and Gary has his own label and a new band - The Invasion Of. - that he will also play the Reading and Leeds Festivals with.
He said: "I'm setting up my own label, managing an artist called JT from Glasgow and doing The Invasion Of. ."Posted on 2 Aug 2010 10:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News
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