McBusted are proud of their ”s**t” band name.
The McFly and Busted boys, who have teamed up for a UK tour next year, struggled to come up with an imaginative name for their super-group and have been forced to embrace how terrible their new moniker is.
Speaking at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards 2013 presented by Vauxhall Adam on Thursday night (06.12.13), Matt Willis joked: ”We’d gone through regretting it, and now we embrace it. We think actually, it’s so s**t, we quite like it! There was a really s**t list of names, and this was the only possible one. It was the best of a really bad bunch.”
Tom Fletcher added: ”Bustfly, they were all on there. I challenge anyone to work out a better one!”
All the McFly boys – Tom, Danny Jones, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd – will take part, while Matt and James Bourne will represent Busted minus original lead singer Charlie Simpson.
The pop favourites claim the transition has been very natural because they have all been friends for years.
Tom explained to BANG Showbiz: ”What’s awesome about us is that we started off as bands that had a real genuine relationship. We were around at the same time so we’ve basically been in each others’ bands for ten years anyway.”
Matt chimed in: ”We went on the road with each other loads, we were around when McFly started. It’s been a really easy transition.
”We’ve always written songs on tour. And we have a really lengthy tour, so hopefully! We only intended to release nine dates. And we thought we were being really cocky doing that, but now it’s 35. It just gets bigger all the time.”
McBusted were joined on the red carpet at London’s V&A Museum by The Saturdays singer Mollie King, Nicole Scherzinger, Little Mix and Sarah Harding at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women of the Year Awards.