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Doherty wants Libertines reunion
Pete Doherty and Zane Lowe
The former Libertines singer was talking to Radio 1's Zane Lowe

Pete Doherty has admitted "he would love" The Libertines to reform.

The Babyshambles frontman, who released his first solo album Grace/Wastelands this week, said he wants the reunion to happen but it is down to his former bandmate Carl Barat.

"It's just a bit dubious isn't it? He doesn't want to go down the same path and pick up the pieces again," he said.

"He still thinks I'm surrounded by this dark energy so [it won't happen] until I can prove I'm worth the risk."

The Libertines were disbanded by Barat in December 2004 after the pair failed to heal a rift which had been going on for six months.

Doherty had been in and out of rehab and was eventually replaced by Anthony Rossomando in the summer of that year.

I'd love to play Death On The Stairs or Don't Look Back Into The Sun live and I'd love to play with Carl
Pete Doherty
Following their split Barat went on to form Dirty Pretty Things, who split in October 2008, and Doherty formed his own band Babyshambles.

Although Doherty said he was frustrated by what happened during his time in The Libertines, he told Radio 1's Zane Lowe that he still "loves their songs".

"I would love to play them again, simple as that really," he argued.

"I'd love to play Death On The Stairs or Don't Look Back Into The Sun live and I'd love to play with Carl."

Despite Barat's concerns over Doherty, the Babyshambles singer didn't rule out the possibility of the band getting back together at some stage.

"There's obviously suggestions put forward and offers made so it's not about the money for him otherwise we would have reformed already," Doherty explained.

"He just wants to make sure it's right."

Pete Doherty was talking to Zane Lowe on his evening show.

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