Pete Doherty has announced plans to reform The Libertines after patching up his differences with ex bandmate Carl Barat.
The band split acrimoniously in 2004 due to Doherty's drug addictions; he went on to form Babyshambles while Barat fronted Dirty Pretty Things.
Doherty was keen to reform the band earlier this year after being offered substantial amounts to return for a series of UK festival performances.
Barat initially decided to opt out, expressing concerns over his old partner's behaviour - but has now agreed to the reunion after much persuasion from Doherty.
Doherty says: "The Libertines is going to happen. I didn’t twist Carl’s arm too far. He doesn’t take kindly to it. He’s not harder than me, but he’s got a nasty streak. Twist it too far and it’ll snap."