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Doherty reveals Libertines reunion pay cheque

1 of 1 Pete Doherty and Carl Barat
Pete Doherty and Carl Barat

Pete Doherty previously said he couldn't say no to the money on offer to reform The Libertines, and the musician has now said he thinks he'll walk away with half a million pounds after the gig.

Speaking to NME Doherty discussed how much he expects him and co-frontman Carl Barat to be paid for getting the band back together saying, "It's filthy. Last time [their 2010 reunion for Reading and Leeds] was supposed to be £240k each after tax for me and Carl.

"But by the time they paid for all the buses and s*** there was just a tax bill. This time I think we're getting half a million each, me and Biggles."

On people criticising their money-motivated reunion Doherty added, "What do they think The Libertines did? We signed to Rough Trade, right? Purely for the money. It's completely in the spirit of the band to play Hyde Park for the money. What the f*** are they talking about? It's a f***ing horror show, it just happens to be amazing rock 'n' roll."

Barat recently revealed that he and Doherty plan to pen some new material before the Hyde Park reunion and there are rumours that the band will also put on some warm-up concerts and free gigs for fans unable to join them on the day.

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