Doherty almost sabotaged band reunion

Published Monday, 14 May 2012
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The Libertines rocker Pete Doherty was tempted to sabotage the band's hotly-anticipated reunion in 2010 to get revenge over his sacking from the group.

Doherty almost sabotaged band reunion

The cult British band reformed six years after splitting up in 2004 and were reportedly played £1m to reunite onstage at the UK's twin Reading and Leeds festivals.

The comeback gigs attracted a total audience of 160,000 - but Doherty has confessed he considered pulling out of the shows at the last second as he's still bitter at being sacked by his bandmates in 2004 over his drug addictions.

He tells a new documentary on the band, titled There Are No Innocent Bystanders: "I could have so easily just done something a bit stupid.

"Anything could have happened.

"But I felt like I had to be part of the gang and not be selfish, 'cos part of me just wanted to go on stage, smash the guitar up and say: 'Ah, f*** ya'."

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