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Gary Powell wants 'more Libertines stuff'

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Drummer Gary Powell has said that The Libertines may well work together again in the future.

The four-piece split up in 2004 but reformed for a one-off London gig and performances at this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Asked if the dates were the final word on the band, Powell told ClashMusic: "Just as beforehand, the status quo will not change. Who knows? There was a famous statement back at the beginning of The Libertines that we could end at any given moment.

"And we did end, but we always knew in the back of our minds that the Albion would set sail again at some stage - and it has. So who knows what for the future? I'd like to do more stuff, purely because I've enjoyed my time with the guys."

He added: "Even if we don't do anything I'd like to see Pete [Doherty], Carl [Barat] and John [ Hassall] go on to bigger and better things because it makes me happy to see my friends get success through doing what they’re good at.

"Regardless of the press, Pete is still a musical genius when he puts his mind to it. Same with Carl as well. The two work well together, and they work just as well apart. I want to see everyone do well - four ships are better than one!"

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