Posted by Sandra on November 28 2014

The band got together after James’ on-stage epiphany

You remember McFly and Busted, right? They were those amazingbands that everyone loved. Well, they’ve now had their second coming as McBusted.

But one member in particular had a helping hand in their rebirth as one brilliant supergroup – James Bourne got the wheels turning after McFly spontaneously invited him on stage to perform at their gig.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast today, Tom Fletcher said: “McFly were on tour and James came just to hang out and we kind of convinced him into going on stage and playing some Busted songs.

“Not as a laugh, not to take the mickey out of him, but just for old times’ sake and the crowd just went nuts.”

It seems the impromptu performance had such an effect on James that he’s given it a special name, as Dougie Poynter chipped in: “He calls it his Susan Boyle moment.”

The lovely Susan wowed audiences with her first Britain’s Got Talent audition in 2009 when she gave a brilliant rendition of I Dreamed A Dream from musical Les Miserables, giving people who judged her solely on her looks a right old metaphorical slap in the face.

Tom continued: “He walked out on stage kind of looking a bit scruffy and, you know, he hadn’t had a shave, just come off the train. Everyone was like, ‘Who’s this guy?’ You know, and then he played Year 3000.”

Just a few hours later McBusted was born as their manager, who worked with both bands in their heyday, roped them into working together WHICH WE LOVE.

Matt Willis said: “I got a phone call that night, like, after James came off stage. I had two missed calls from James, which is, erm, not rare.

“Then our old manager called me. Like, Busted’s old manager who managed McFly and was like, ‘James has just been on stage and we’ve all sat down and we’ve got this idea.’

“They kind of talked me through this idea and they said, ‘Are you in?’ and I said, ‘Yeah! I’m in.’ So it’s all just kind of snowballed from there, you know, and everything’s gone nuts.”

Definitely a match made in heaven. DEFFO!


Posted by Sandra on November 28 2014

They always joke about the most random things, I love it!

The ‘Air Guitar’ singers – made up of Dougie Poynter, Danny Jones, Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd, Matt Willis and James Bourne – are keen to design a range of lingerie and have their partners model in the campaign.

Danny – who is married to former Miss England Georgia Horsley – said: “It would be hilarious to get McBusted underwear and get her to wear it. She’s done lingerie ones before so that would be really funny.”

The supergroup – formed of members of McFly and Busted – will release their self-titled debut album next month also revealed Dougie’s girlfriend, singer Ellie Goulding, has been involved in the making of their new record and encouraged the 26-year-old bassist to sing more.

Danny said: “Whatever she said worked – my missus wants me to sing more too.
“But there’s six of us singing so you have to stay out.
“Dougie has a great voice and we’ve put him up for a lot of parts.”

Meanwhile, the 28-year-old singer has also been writing for fellow boy band One Direction but was disappointed to learn a popular track he had penned for the group – Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan – hasn’t been properly accredited to him on online encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

He told the Daily Star newspaper: “I wrote a track called Irresistible for One Direction that had 20 million YouTube plays. But on Wikipedia it has somebody else’s name on the credits.”


Posted by Sandra on November 28 2014

It’s a bit more McFly-ish and you need to have a listen NOW

We said we’ve been to the yeaaaar 3000, not much has changed because McBusted are still the best thing that’s ever happened to the music industry ever ever, and they’re still releasing tune after tune to make our earholes happy. They’re a bit older now, but still quite fit and errrr… something about Dougie having three boobs.

Hope you like our song. But before we get ahead of ourselves with talk of the future, we’d better get back to the 27th November 2014, as the McBusted boys have just unveiled their brand new single ‘Get Over It’, and it’s REALLY VERY GOOD.

Although it’s not to be mistaken for ‘Get Over You’, the very very very vintage McFly track. Not gonna lie, we were a bit confused about that to start with. Ahem.

While the McBusted album doesn’t hit shelves until December 1st, we’ve already heard quite a few new tracks from the guys now, and to go alongside ‘Air Guitar’, ‘What Happened To Your Band?’ and ‘Hate Your Guts’, ‘Get Over It’ is 3 minutes of poppy punky JOY.

This one’s all about not being able to get over a bad breakup (all been there babes), and for some reason it feels as though it’s got a bit more of a McFly vibe to it than the rest of the McBusted songs so far…? Anyway, we guarantee the chorus is going to get stuck in your head for the rest of time.

The boys premiered it on Radio 1 with Greg James this evening, so have a listen right here and get excited for upcoming McBusted albums/tours/general life. Hooray:

GET UP GET UP GET UP GET UP GET OVER IT. Told you it was a good’un.

What do you reckon to the latest McBusted track then? Is it your fave so far, or are you loving one of the other ones? Let us know with a quick tweet to @Sugarscape (and me @poyntersource) please and fanks.


Posted by Sandra on November 28 2014

See what the boys got up to on set of their cool new video, as they rock out with a green screen…

MTV went behind the scenes recently to catch up with the McBusted boys as they filmed their new music video for ‘Air Guitar’.

Speaking about how they came up with the idea of everything vanishing, Danny explained: “We didn’t want to emphasise too much on air guitars or bringing it back to the 80’s thing.”

He added: “So we’re doing a little bit of that, but then everything else disappears until our whole set disappears. We’ve gone from this sort of Sum 41 and Blink 182 video to everything throughout it disappearing.”

While Tom revealed how the idea for the fun song came about in the first place, as he began to think about tracks for McBusted.

“I saw someone air guitaring when i was out shopping, and i thought ‘air guitar, that would be a really cool concept for a song’ it would be perfect for us,” he said.

McBusted’s self-titled album is set for release just in time for Christmas on December 1.

Watch the video from the set HERE

Posted by Sandra on November 28 2014

McBusted did a webchat with facebook last monday and here’s the videos of it, they actually answer some interesting questions like a possible european tour? Watch the videos below to find out!

Posted by Sandra on November 27 2014

If you haven’t bought Air Guitar yet do it now on iTunes or buy the CD Bundle with McFly and Busted versions of the song.

It was selfie galore as pop supergroup McBusted popped into Banquet Records to sign copies of their new single yesterday.

The band, made up of McFly’s Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter, Harry Judd and Danny Jones and Busted’s James Bourne and Matt Willis, visited the Kingston record store on the release day of their new single, Air Guitar.

Although the signing session on Monday (November 24) was the bands first as the new line-up, both bands have a history of visiting Kingston.

Busted visited WHSmith in the Bentall Centre in early 2003 to promote their classic hit Year 3000 and McFly signed copies of their debut single, 5 Colours In Her Hair, at Woolworths in the Market Place in 2004.

Although more than 10 years have passed, fans could not get enough of the pop rockers, with 1,100 people snapping up tickets to meet their heroes.

From excited teenagers and girls in their mid-20s to toddlers and middle aged men, the band proved they appeal to an audience of all ages.

Fan Amy Chappell, 24, said: “It is a nice thing to see them here. It is kind of like a dream come true, even 10 years later.”

While Banquet Records are better known for their pop-punk and rock shows and instore events, Jon Tolley, owner of the store, said they were excited to welcome the supergroup.

Mr Tolley said: “We do 200 gigs a years and I include this as one of them. It is a big one but it is a step up from what we normally do.

“Bands like McBusted is a weird one because they are pop, but play guitars and like the pop-punk world.”

The band kicked off their signing session at 4.30pm and Banquet added a second signing session due to huge demand.

Mr Tolley said: “Everyone has bought the single to get in. We might make the difference between say a number five and a number three.

“It is not what we are known for but having said that, we have done stuff with The Vamps and Conor Maynard.

“The buzz we get from putting on these events is massive. We are providing a service for other people and it never gets boring.”


Posted by Sandra on November 26 2014


Can one of McBusted propose to us please?

Think of your favourite boyband star in the ENTIRE WORLD. Right, are you picturing them in your head? Now imagine them being there the moment you’re proposed to. Nice, isn’t it.

Well, that was how things went for one McBusted fan last night – the group helped Craig Beadle ask his girlfriend Susannah Gage to marry him.

Susannah attended a special screening of the band’s new DVD, Tourplay and Live at The O2, at the head office of Universal Pictures in London.

She was there with her childhood friend and they were both vibrating with excitement and trying to stifle their squeals in the audience during a question and answer session with the band.

As band member Harry Judd announced there was time for one last question, Sussanah’s bloke Craig appeared from behind the screen at the back of the stage and surprised his girlfriend of six years.

A shocked Susannah was invited down to the front of the room where Craig got on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage and she said a big, fat, “Yes!”

Posting a video of the happy couple online, Harry wrote: “We did a #tourplay Q&A it was ace. Then this guy crashed it and proposed to Susannah and she said yes!”

Craig contacted McBusted just a couple of hours before the event after hearing Susannah had won a competition to attend the screening, and the boys were happy to help with everything being planned by the time Susannah arrived.



Posted by Sandra on November 26 2014

McBusted have spoken about the creation of their self-titled debut album and how they came to end up writing with Blink-182 mainman Mark Hoppus, All Time Low singer Alex Gaskarth and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo.

Hoppus guests with the band on ‘Hate Your Guts’ (which you can hear below) and also helped write the track ‘Sensitive Guy’, while Alex Gaskarth helped the band create ‘Get Over It’. Cuomo, meanwhile, helped write ‘Getting It Out’.

Speaking to about how the band got in touch with Hoppus and Gaskarth, bassist Dougie Poynter said: “We thought if we were going to use outside writers they might as well be in legendary pop-punk bands. We were already friends with Mark Hoppus from Blink and he hooked us up with Alex from All Time Low. The track with Rivers Cuomo from Weezer was written a couple of years ago, it was originally a McFly thing. But we didn’t end up using it.”

Then asked what it was like to work with the three singers, Poynter added: “They were all literally the nicest guys. Mark Hoppus is the nicest bloke in the universe. Alex is naturally incredibly talented and has a real knack, he writes like we do, sitting around with acoustic guitars, starting with nothing and building it up, which feels a bit old school. Lots of songwriters these days go in with a beat and work from that, but that feels quite foreign to us.”

McBusted will release their self-titled album on December 1st.

The album contains a total of 12 tracks, with the three more included on the album’s deluxe edition. McBusted will undertake a massive UK and Ireland arena tour next year, you can get full details of that here.


Posted by Sandra on November 25 2014

So Matt has already planned Dougie’s birthday party apparently:P I really love their bromance, they are so cute!
Watch the interview HERE

The cheeky pop star is planning to spice up the singer’s 27th this weekend and all he really wanted was a magician – of course he did

McBusted’s Dougie Poynter might end up with more than he bargained for his birthday this year.

The hunky bassist, who is dating pop star Ellie Goulding, turns 27 this Sunday and band mate Matt Willis is planning to book a STRIPPER for an memorable celebration night.

Oh Lord, we don’t know what Ellie will think about all of this.

Asked what he had planned, Dougie said: “Maybe a bouncy castle, or a magician?” But it seems Matt has other ideas.

The star told Mirror Celeb: “I’ve got a brilliant idea for Dougie’s birthday. I’m not allowed to go to strip clubs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have strippers somewhere else. A strip pub, maybe?”

Asked if he’s allowed to watch strippers now he’s married to TV beauty Emma Willis, he replied: “I don’t know, I don’t know, let’s just not talk about it, I didn’t say that!” Oh dear.

Matt is certainly the cheekiest member of McBusted. But we’re sure Emma will see the funny side, though. Hopefully.

Dougie also joked about getting married and admitted he’s always thought about what dress HE would wear.

He said he was planning to choose a gorgeous Vera Wang gown for his big day, telling us: “You don’t wear the dress, the dress wears you.” Umm, okay then Doug.

Dougie and bandmate James are the last two members of the band to get hitched and it seems Dougie might be the first to tie the knot because his band mates can “never imagine” James getting married.

James, who has been dating singer Portia Conn since the beginning of this year, said: “I’m holding out! I’m hanging on to part one!” Poor Portia.

Meanwhile, the band have a whole lot going on at the moment with their first single Air Guitar released this week, along with their DVD Tourplay and McBusted Live at the 02.

The supergroup, made up of members of McBusted and McFly, will also release their album in coming months and say they want to keep going for as long as possible.

Matt said: “What is so brilliant about McBusted is that for the last couple of years I’ve felt like I should be growing up a little bit, like, ‘Come on man, you’ve gotta get your stuff together now’.

“But suddenly, I’m in a band where that is so not the rule. I can do whatever I want and it’s just fun. I want to keep doing that. Never grow up!”


Posted by Sandra on November 25 2014

There were tears. And vom.

Who wants to interview a band when you can burn off all their taste buds and exacerbate their mouth ulcers instead?

Yup, knowing McBusted are fans of a game of tattoo roulette, instead of talking about their new tour DVD Tourplay (it’s awesome, by the way) we made them play a round of chilli roulette.

After pulling names from a… errr… light bulb case (yeah we forgot our hat) Dougie was the one to bite the bullet after the most epic of epic rock-paper-scissors battles.

That was with a Bird’s Eye red chilli, by the way. It scores a 100,000-225,000 on the Scoville heat scale. To give you some idea, a Jalapeño scores just 5,000. Respect to the fire eater.

Oh yeah and it was his first interview of the day. AND he had a mouth ulcer the size of England. Sorry dude.

We just played our first game of #chilliroulette Great game

Un video pubblicato da Harry Judd (@juddymcfly) in data:

While Dougie may or may not have excused himself for a little up-chuck, we asked the rest of the boys how they are going to make the next tour bigger and better.

Suffice to say, the bleep machine exploded.

TOURPLAY and MCBUSTED LIVE AT THE O2 is available on Blu-ray, DVD and for digital download now. McBusted’s single Air Guitar is out now and their album McBusted is released on December 1st.


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