Charlie Simpson: McBusted plan to make album

Charlie Simpson has revealed that super-group McBusted - of which his former Busted bandmates Matt Willis and James Bourne are members - are planning to release an album and have started work on the proposed LP

Charlie Simpson

Charlie Simpson

Charlie Simpson has revealed McBusted are planning to release an album.

The super-group is comprised of McFly and Charlie's former Busted bandmates Matt Willis and James Bourne and although they initially formed for a tour, the solo star has let slip they've been writing songs together for a proposed LP.

When quizzed about McBusted's long-term future, he told BANG Showbiz: "I know they're writing new songs at the moment with a view to putting a record out.

"They've got some great writers in that band, Danny Jones is a great songwriter and so is Tom Fletcher from McFly as well. I think they can definitely do some stuff and it will be interesting to see how they progress. I think they can definitely do more together."

Charlie - who has just released his second solo album 'Long Road Home' - isn't sure how long the group intend to stay together but he knows they're determined to release a record.

He added: "From what I understand I don't think it's a full-time thing for them ... I'm not sure what their long-term plan is but I do know their short-term aim is release an album."

The 29-year-old songwriter can see Busted and McFly's influence on the current crop of pop/rock bands such as The Vamps and 5 Seconds of Summer and is pleased to see groups who write their own songs being successful.

Charlie - who is getting ready to perform at The Roundhouse in London on October 14 - said: "I think it's interesting in the charts at the moment. For me it's just good to see pop bands playing guitars and writing their own songs. Regardless of whether or not I like a band's music I'll always have more respect for a band that writes their own songs and plays their own instruments, do you know what I mean?

"I think that it's good that there's a generation of bands coming through that are playing music and writing songs."


Fans of early-noughties fresh-faced pop punk – hold onto your hats. Busted and McFly are only merging together to create probably the most inoffensive supergroup ever.


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