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Simpson has also responded to criticism from Fightstar fans unhappy with his decision to rejoin his former band.
It’s a millennial pop fan’s dream come true! A decade after leaving Busted, Charlie Simpson has announced he’s returned to the band for a new album and tour in 2016. Simpson previously vowed never to return to the group after leaving in 2005, but it seems the singer has had a massive change of heart.
Charlie Simpson is back with Busted for a new album and tour in 2016.
Charlie Simpson didn't take part in Busted's reunion, but he never stayed quiet in the music world.
McBusted - the pop supergroup combination of boybands McFly and Busted - have been selling out arenas all over the world since their inception back in November 2013. However, along with the announcement of McBusted's birth, it was obvious that the group would be missing a key component: former Busted member Charlie Simpson. He had his reasons for not taking part in the reunion, but what's the popstar turned rocker been up to as of late?
Charlie Simpson just released his second album, 'Long Road Home'
It's no secret - Simpson was the reason behind Busted's demise so many years ago, but his departure led to taking his music career to new heights. He then became the frontman of alternative rock band Fightstar, and they quickly became a force in the genre, as well as charts in the UK. Eventually, his horizons expanded even further: Simpson began posting solo demos on his MySpace page, and it ended up leading to his first solo album, Young Pilgrim, in 2011. Young Pilgrim was a landmark in Simpson's career for sure, and it allowed the songwriter to delve into a deeper aspect of his music - trading screams and electric guitars for acoustics and more softer songs. Young Pilgrim peaked at number six on the UK album charts, but he also found some success in America as well. In the summer of 2013, Simpson traveled across the U.S. on the Vans Warped Tour, playing an acoustic set at a number of dates to a very well received crowd. In a way, you might even say that Simpson found more success in the States than he ever did in Busted.
Continue reading: Since Busted, Where Has Charlie Simpson Been?
New album, McBusted, and a wedding: Charlie Simpson discussed it all on ITV's 'Lorraine.'
Charlie Simpson has finally opened up on a few issues that have been plaguing him for years - namely, his relationship with his former Busted bandmates Matt Willis and James Bourne, who have since formed supergroup McBusted. Speaking this morning on ITV's Lorraine, the now solo singer and guitarist was happy to chat about his life lately.
On having recently re-discovered his friendship with Bourne and Willis, Simpson said. "I hadn't seen them for a long time, six or seven years, and it's been really nice. Almost rebuilding our relationship so I'm pleased - everyone is in a good place, everyone is enjoying doing what they're doing and it's all good."
However, Charlie made sure to point out that his 2005 departure, subsequent folding of the band, and seven years of not seeing Matt and James wasn't due to hard feelings between the group members. "There was never any animosity between me, Matt and James. They're doing the supergroup now and I'm really happy for them," he revealed.
Continue reading: Charlie Simpson Says He Didn't See Busted Bandmates For Seven Years
Mcfly and Busted: two guitar pop camps unite for a UK tour. Can this work?
At first we thought it was a hoax now we're doing the Busted jump for joy at the news that early noughties boybands McFly and Busted are finally teaming up to bring us an entire UK 2014 tour under the portmanteau McBusted.
Back In The Day: Busted & McFly Were Rivals In Their 2004 Heyday.
McBusted will see the Mcfly line-up of Harry Judd, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Tom Fletcher unite with two of the three original members of Busted: Matt Willis and James Bourne. Charlie Simpson, whose departure for heavier rock in 2005 caused Busted to split, will not feature in McBusted but he has wished his former bandmates success.
Who hasn't dreamed of the day we'd get to year 'Year 3000' and 'Five Colours In Her Hair' on the same stage?
Suppress your squeals! Calling all fans of early millennial guitar pop: two of your favourite bands, Busted and McFly, are combining to form one powerful supergroup. The inventively named McBusted will be touring the UK next year with tickets on sale this Friday from 9pm.
Dougie, Tom, Danny & Harry Will Take On Two More Members For A UK Tour...
Continue reading: Busted Plus McFly Equals McBusted: Coming To An Arena Near You
Charlie Simpson has broken the Guinness World Record for playing the coldest ever gig at Oymyakon in Siberia.
The 'Fightstar' singer played the Jagermeister Ice Cold Gig in temperatures of minus 30 degrees centigrade on the trip to what is, suffice to say, the coldest place on the planet that is inhabited by humans. His set with songs from his debut solo album lasted for 15 minutes (which is longer than you would really choose to be outside in this kind of climate) with 30 second breaks between each song to warm the ends of his fingers which were exposed so that he could play his guitar. 'It was unbearably cold, and playing guitar with gloves on wasn't an option', he told the Daily Star. 'We had to pack hand-warmers into my sleeves to stop frostbite.' The town has no electricity or running water and the air is so cold that boiling water can be solidified in a matter of seconds.
Despite the dangerously low temperatures for an Englishman barely used to minus 3 degree British winters, he described the journey as 'the trip of a lifetime' as well as 'the most painful experience of my life'. He even ignored doctors who recommended giving the trip a miss as it could've very possibly damaged his health in some way.
Not many musicians have managed to reinvent themselves as successfully as Charlie Simpson; once a member of one of the UK's biggest manufactured pop groups, he turned his back on that side of the industry and created a respectable reputation with the band Fightstar. Having recorded and released three well received albums, in 2010 the band felt it was time to take a break. In the period following Charlie recorded his debut solo album 'Young Pilgrim' with producer/engineer Danton Supple.
Continue reading: Charlie Simpson, Video Interview
Date of birth
7th June, 1985
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