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Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Pop Rock
Pop punk
Years active 2000—2005
Label(s) Island Records
Associated acts McFly
James Bourne
Son of Dork
Website Website
James Bourne
Matt Willis
Charlie Simpson
Former members
Tom Fletcher
Owen Doyle
Ki McPhail

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Busted Overview


Busted was a British pop rock band which formed in 2000 and broke up in 2005. The band's line-up consisted of James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson. They sold over three million albums worldwide, winning two BRIT Awards, Record of the Year and performing on several sellout arena tours.

Busted US (2004) Live: A Ticket For Everyone (2004) A Present For Everyone (2003) Busted (2002)

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Busted And Fightstar's Charlie Simpson Launches Solo Career

April 12, 2011
Former Busted frontman Charlie Simpson has launched a solo career - and posted his debut song 'Down Down Down' online. Simpson, also a member of Fightstar, will release his debut album 'Young Pilgrim' this summer.   Read more 

Busted Recording New Album Without Charlie Simpson

October 18, 2010
Busted are recording a new album without lead singer Charlie Simpson. Matt Willis and guitarist James Bourne are currently writing new material together and hope to release an LP next year.  Read more 

Busted's Management: 'There Is NO CHANCE Of A Full Reunion'

March 11, 2010
Busted's management have issued a statement rubbishing newspaper reports that the pop group are making a full reunion. A story in The Sun today claims that Matt Willis is planning to reform the band and is hoping to draft in original members James Bourne and Fightstar guitarist Charlie Simpson.  Read more 

Former Busted Members Play Jury 'Their Songs' In Court

March 4, 2008
Two original members of the boy band Busted have played acoustic versions of the band’s songs which they claim to have written to a jury. Ki McPhail and Owen Doyle claim that they are owed royalties from a number of the group’s biggest hits, including, ‘What I Go To School For’ and ‘Year 3000’.  Read more 

Busted Members Set For 10million Pound Court Case

February 26, 2008
Two musicians who say they were in the original line up for boy band Busted have launched a £10million court case against the band. Ki McPhail and Owen Doyle claim that they have not received royalty payments for four of the bands songs, including, ‘What I Go To School For’ and ‘Year 3000’.  Read more 

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