Troubled Libertines rocker Pete Doherty has sparked fears his hiatus from the band is permanent - by blasting his bandmate Carl Barat in a new song.

The charismatic frontman - who was kicked out of the British group after failing to beat his addiction to heroin and crack cocaine - has recorded a scathing tune with his side-project Babyshambles, in which he attacks Barat and Libertines manager Alan Mcgee.

A studio recording of GANG OF GIN has appeared online and features the lyrics: "I'll tell you my story/The treachery, it bores me/Carl and McGee both promised me/It would not happen this way/Carl is kept sedated/The frontman elevated."

Later in the song, Doherty extends his anguish at the music industry, singing: "In this industry of fools/Musclemen and ghouls/If you're not a puppet or a muppet/Then you might as well call it a day."

13/09/2004 21:41