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Powell: Doherty can make comeback

Pete Doherty won't take long to start making music again, The Libertines drummer Gary Powell has said.

Gary reckons that it's only a matter of time before Pete can put aside his troubles to make good music again.

"I definitely think he can, and I think there is a lot more to come out of him now - and Carl [barat] as well, musically," he said.

"Most people think you can't have one without the other, but they didn't write everything together. I'm waiting for them to light that powder keg and come up with something truly inspirational that will have people looking at them with a new insight. I know they've got it in them."

Gary admitted he hasn't heard from his bandmates for a while, although he met Carl and John at the premiere of Roger Sargent's documentary film, The Libertines: There Are No Innocent Bystanders.

"Carl, John and I had a good old hangout at the East End Film Festival last April, where the film premiered. It would have been great to have had Pete there, but it wasn't to be. I don't know whether he's seen it or not, hopefully he has," he said.

:: The Libertines: There Are No Innocent Bystanders will be shown in cinemas on Tuesday, March 27, before being released on DVD on Monday, April 30. Director Roger Sargent will tour with the film - see for more details.


From Belfast Telegraph