Former Libertines drummer Gary Powell has said he hopes the band’s forthcoming film There Are No Innocent Bystanders will help people to see past the notorious antics of Pete Doherty and instead get a better understanding of what was genuinely great about the group.
“It’s a bit of a love letter to the fans, but it will hopefully give people more of an understanding of what it means to be a Libertine and our group dynamics,” Powell has said, reports the Press Association.
“When you say ‘Libertine’, a lot of people immediately think of Pete Doherty, drug-taking and Kate Moss instead of thinking of the music, and the camaraderie between us and the fans.”
“The biggest misconception is that we’re all a bunch of scally drug-taking idiots who are talentless and have no real love of music.”
Powell has also explained that while he is still interested in being a part of The Libertines in the future, he will only do so if all four members are again prepared to reconvene as they did for a successful series of reunion dates in 2010.
“I’d love to do a reunion soiree, but all four of us would have to be involved,” he continued. “If Pete or one of the others was not, I wouldn’t do it.”Just Published: