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McFly To Experiment With Next Record

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 09 December 2016

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McFly are feeling less ''pressured'' about the style of music they make for their next record.

McFly have teased that their new music could be a departure from their previous rock pop sound.

The 'Obviously' hitmakers - comprised of Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones, Harry Judd and Dougie Poynter - are feeling less ''pressured'' to produce a record of a ''particular'' style and so they've decided to experiment.

Tom, 31, said: ''There's been such a big gap between McFly's albums, that now we're at the stage where we're not tied down to a particular sound.

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McBusted - Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Of The Year Awards held at One Mayfair. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 2nd December 2015

McBusted - mcbusted headline fusion festival - Longbridge, United Kingdom - Sunday 30th August 2015

Johnny Depp Has Helped Form A New Supergroup - But What Other Superbands Are Out There?

By Charlotte Court in Music / Festivals on 13 August 2015

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It's not just Johnny Depp who can get together with his mates and call something super

What do Johnny Deep and Alice Cooper have in common? The desire to create a very exciting new supergroup it would seem. Eclectic actor Depp has joined forces with rock stars Alice Copper, Joe Perry, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum to form The Hollywood Vampires - a collaboration announced at the beginning of this year that will debut with two live Los Angeles gigs in September and perform Rock in Rio in Brazil later in the same month.

Johnny Depp plans to wow audiences with his rock music skills in Hollywood Vampires

The addition of Johnny Depp as a musical accompaniment may sound strange to those who remember the Pirates of the Caribbean actor eschewing the idea of thespians crossing over to the world of music.

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McBusted and Tom Fletcher - The opening night of the European leg of One Direction's 'On The Road Again' tour at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff at Millenium Stadium - Cardiff, United Kingdom - Friday 5th June 2015

McBusted - McBusted open the show at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium for One One Direction during the On the Road Again tour - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom - Friday 5th June 2015

McBusted - Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham - March 2015 Live Review

By Jamie Brannon in Music Reviews on 20 April 2015

Fresh from their success in 2014, pop's favourite supergroup McBusted returned to Birmingham for more nostalgia-infused frolics, and an attempt to display that their original material compares favourably with their previous guises of McFly and Busted.

An opening montage of retro movies, ranging from the 'Karate Kid' to 'Back to the Future', this was a cleverly well-drilled musical cash machine making sure the show was high on style and peripheral amusements - a later arcade game contest ensued on 'Streetfighter', with even the most cynical of observers amused by Blanka's narrow triumph over Ken.

Bursting onto stage with exuberant vitality, they opened with 'Air Guitar'. Their song titles would benefit from a little imagination. Nobody expects them to match the song-naming heights of Morrissey, but a little ambitious wordplay wouldn't do any harm to their popularity, or would it? After all, songs such as 'What I Go to School For', 'Five Colours in her Hair' and 'Shine a Light' are loved for their simple melodies and life-affirming lyrics.

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Justin Bieber Hits The UK For Exclusive Performance At Fusion Festival 2015

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 24 March 2015

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The popstar will be joined by headliners Rudimental and McBusted from August 28th - 30th.

None other than Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber will be headlining Birmingham's Fusion Festival this Summer, performing for the event's first ever Friday opening on August 28th 2015 as it becomes a 3-day event for the very first time.

Fusion Festival with Vimto will mark an exclusive UK performance for the award-winning, record-breaking popstar, whose last performance in the country was in 2013 as part of his Believe World Tour. He'll be facing 50,000 festival goers at Cofton Park in Birmingham, alongside Saturday and Sunday's respective headliners Rudimental and McBusted.

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McBusted - McBusted Album Review

By Joe DeAndrea in Music Reviews on 27 November 2014

When Busted and McFly announced they would be joining forces as the aptly-titled supergroup, McBusted, nobody could have predicted the massive success that they'd experience in such a short amount of time. In year one of the McBusted saga, the band found themselves selling out worldwide tours, and they've even got a documentary out too. With another huge tour already scheduled for 2015, it's safe to say that not only have they made 2014 their year, but they'll take full-control over next year, too - and the release of their debut album is only the icing on the sugary sweet McBusted cake.

Ever since the formation of McBusted, it was pretty obvious that they were going to put out an album someday, but it raised a very important question: is it going to sound more like Busted or McFly? Turns out, the 12-track self-titled record is a beautifully blended combination of both, and it makes for some of the best pop-rock that'll be heard all year. Opener and first single, 'Air Guitar', has the songwriting presence of McFly, but vocals that are highlighted by Busted's Matt Willis and James Bourne.

Some of the best tracks on the album are the ones that Bourne had his hands in the most. 'What Happened To Your Band', a track that was originally written for his former pop band Son of Dork, is re-created brilliantly from the live version that was played so many years ago, while 'Riding on My Bike', Bourne's personal favorite, has a flair to it that can be compared to his electro-pop solo product, Future Boy. The album's collaborations are also pretty noteworthy, as the band linked up with Mark Hoppus on the Blink-182-esque 'Hate Your Guts' and 'Sensitive Guy', with Hoppus providing his ever-inviting vocals to the former. Additionally, All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth is credited on the addicting 'Get Over It', and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo's influence is plastered all over 'Getting It Out'.

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All You Need To Know About McBusted's New Album

By Joe DeAndrea in Music / Festivals on 19 November 2014

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McBusted finally has an album, and the track listing is more familiar than you'd think.

Only a year has passed since the epic announcement that former Busted members, James Bourne and Matt Willis, would join forces with UK popstars McFly, and its been a pretty wild ride for the McBusted group since then. It only makes sense now that things get even crazier as the band has finally announced their debut album, set for release on December 3.

McBusted are releasing their new album next month

The self-titled record, which will be distributed via Island Records, will be the first official McBusted release, but it'll also be the first album in general from all of the guys in quite a while. The last we heard from McFly was 2010's Above the Noise, while James Bourne released his Future Boy solo album in the same year as well. It's more of a musical homecoming for Matt Willis, however, as his last material came in the form of his excellent solo effort back in 2006.

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McBusted Unveil New Single 'Air Guitar'

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 09 October 2014


The McFly / Busted supergroup turns its sights on the studio having conquered the arenas.

Well, it was only a matter of time, wasn’t it? Having embarked on a hugely profitable arena tour earlier this year, McBusted have unveiled their first single in their own right, called ‘Air Guitar’.