In an interview in this week's NME, on UK newsstands tomorrow (February 11), the frontman said he was keen for the reunion to go ahead, but the plan was scuppered after Barat's concerns about his old partner's "energy". "We had some ridiculous offers to headline Reading," he said. "Like £2 million to headline this festival, £1 million to headline that festival. I said, 'Why don't we just do it? Let's get the old band back together.' "He (Barat) said, 'We have to be friends, we can't just do it for the money'. I said, 'OK, let's be friends! Friends who go and make lots of money', because I haven't got any money and I know he's skint. "He said I had to go and see an energy consultant, some new age guru who is going to measure my energy levels and see if I'm surrounded by darkness. "If I am I'm not allowed to go near Carl because I'll tap into his good energy and I'll sap all the good energy and bring nothing but darkness into his life." wtf?