James Bourne, Matt Willis, Charlie Simpson , Busted - Busted performing live in concert at the BIC Bournemouth at Bournemouth International Centre - Bournemouth, United Kingdom - Wednesday 25th May 2016
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.
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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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.
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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...
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Both engaging and eye-opening, this spirited documentary recounts an outrageous story with humour and honesty, revealing some nasty truths about the music industry in the process. The big issues are prejudice and greed, of course, but the film thankfully keeps its focus on a friendship that is pushed to the breaking point.
Billy Boyd and Gavin Bain first met in their hometown of Dundee in 2000, discovering that they had a mutual love of rap music as well as the talent to write and perform extremely catchy tunes. But record labels and performance venues just laughed in their faces: dismissing the mere idea of Scottish rappers. Then in a moment of frustration, they tell a London club that they're from Southern California, and suddenly everyone wants to hear more of their music. So they re-record their demo with American accents and create elaborate alter egos so they can convince everyone that Silibil n' Brains are partying L.A. skater dudes. Soon they have a big-time manager (Shalit) and a lucrative deal with Sony Records.
Filmmaker Finlay makes terrific use of Boyd and Bain's own video footage, capturing their crazy stunts and buoyant energy. We also see their skills as musicians in clips from their riotous performances. And we know that they have a bigger plan: to become superstars before they expose the hypocrisy in the music business. So it's fascinating to watch everything spiral out of their control. While living the high life and appearing all over the media, their debut album stubbornly refuses to come together, delayed even further when Sony goes through a restructuring. And it isn't easy living 24 hours a day as a fictional character.
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