Viva Libertines


I had forgotten that The Libertines were managed by Alan McGee, and they probably shortened his life by a decade. At one point, The Libertines were poised to become as huge as anything. Something called Arctic Monkeys happened instead, I think, although there was a gap there of about two years between the end of The Libertines and the rise of the Arctic Monkeys.

McGee's biography should be essential reading if you have ever cared about music.