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Band On The Run

by | 12th, August 2003

‘NORMALLY when bands break up, they cite musical differences as the source of the problem.

”Hey, who’s missing?”

The future of the Libertines, described by the NME as ”the best new band in Britain”, is in doubt for a rather more bizarre reason.

The Times says the band’s career has met a curious impasse after the guitarist Peter Doherty pleaded guilty to burgling the home of Carl Barat, the band’s lead singer.

The paper says the pair, who had been compared with a young Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, had an acrimonious falling out.

While Barat and the rest of the band were on tour in Japan, Doherty broke into the singer’s house and stole items including an antique guitar, video recorder, CD player and laptop.

Doherty has been warned that he could be sentenced to prison next month – and the future of the band, described as an explosive mixture of early Beatles and the Clash, is in the air.

Or halfway through a broken window…

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