Posted by Sandra on November 9 2012

Billboard did a review of Take Me Home, the One Direction new album, and obviously the song McFly wrote for them, I Would is included on the review. They say only Danny wrote the song but actually Danny, Dougie and Tom wrote it.

I Would – “I Would” might be tucked away in the back half of the album, but it’s one of “Take Me Home’s” best surprises. Written by Danny Jones of McFly, “I Would” it isn’t afraid to get cute, telling a tale about yearning for a girl who has a tough-guy boyfriend with “27 tattoos.” Musically, the uptempo number is a winner as well; when the 1D boys harmonize on the song’s title line, there is some actual catharsis present!

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Posted by Sandra on September 14 2012

Finally we have the interview Keith Caulfield did to McFly last week in L.A. for Billboard!

McFly is hot. Literally. The British band is in the sweltering green room of the Roxy Theatre, where, just a few hours after our video interview, the group played its second of two sold-out shows in Los Angeles.

But before that, Billboard chatted with the quartet for well over a half-hour, talking about a range of topics. They discussed everything from their upcoming new album, their first American concerts, their autobiography “Unsaid Things: Our Story” and much more.

While the group has been successful in their homeland since their debut in 2004, they had never crossed over to the States for any proper shows. In the U.K., they’ve notched 17 top 10 singles (including seven No. 1s) and six top 20 albums on the Official U.K. charts.

“We’ve wanted to come (to the U.S.) for years,” co-lead singer and guitarist Tom Fletcher says, “but for one reason or another it just hasn’t happened until now. I think we kind of put our foot down this year and said: ‘We have to come this year.'”

Clearly, there was pent-up demand in America: All four of the band’s scheduled U.S. concerts — the two in L.A. and two at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre — sold out instantly. And, judging by the reaction of the show’s audiences and the ticket demand, drummer Harry Judd says they’d like “to come back as soon as possible.”

In their U.S. gigs, McFly (Fletcher, Judd, guitarist Danny Jones and bassist Dougie Poynter) is playing a few new songs, including “Red,” “Touch the Rain” and the very brand new “Love Is Easy.” The ukulele-driven tune was written just a couple weeks ago, and will be out as a single by Christmas in the U.K.

The band is currently at work on its sixth studio album — its first to be self-produced — which is due out tentatively in summer of 2013.

In the meantime, they’ll issue a second greatest hits set before the end of the year on Island Records. Fans will also hear McFly — in a way — as Fletcher co-wrote a song on One Direction’s upcoming second studio album, “Take Me Home.” (Working with 1D is old hat for Fletcher, as he wrote “I Want” for the act’s debut album “Up All Night.”)

Also on the horizon, McFly’s first autobiography, “Unsaid Things . . . Our Story.” The 320-page book will be released in the U.K. via Bantam Press on Oct. 11.

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Posted by Micky on September 9 2012

As billboard themselves and now supercity, we have confirmation of this event:

Mcfly are being interviewed by @billboard this Monday (Sept 10th) and they want YOUR questions. Get tweeting with the hashtag #bbmcfly now!

 
 
Posted by Sandra on September 8 2012

McFly have been in USA for a few days but they didn’t do any kind of promo until now, next monday the Billboard team is going to interview the boys, you can send your questions to Keith Caulfield who is the Associate Director of Charts at Billboard via twitter with the hastag #bbmcfly.

https://twitter.com/keith_caulfield/status/244189451675369472

https://twitter.com/keith_caulfield/status/244190423755665408

 
 
Posted by Sandra on July 7 2012

After years of waiting, American fans of the British pop/rock band McFly will finally get to see the band on stage in the U.S. On July 6, the group announced that it will play two intimate gigs at Los Angeles’ Roxy Theatre (Sept. 10) and New York City’s Gramercy Theatre (Sept. 13).

“We just want to go over and do some small shows for the fans that we know we have there,” McFly’s co-lead singer and guitarist Tom Fletcher told Billboard.com in April. “We’ve been wanting to do that for years and years and years and years. But we’ve just never had the opportunity, or something else has come up.”

Though the group has been successful in their homeland, they’ve yet to cross the pond — so to speak. The act has claimed 17 top 10 singles and six top 20 albums on the Official U.K. charts since their debut in 2004. However, the band has never toured America, and only properly released one album: 2006’s “Just My Luck.”

“We have some fans in America that have been fans for like eight or nine years — right from the beginning — so much so that they fly over to see us in the U.K.,” said Fletcher. “It’s amazing that they are so dedicated. So I think we owe it to them to come over.”

McFly is currently at work on its sixth studio album, the follow-up to 2010’s “Above the Noise,” which spawned the act’s longest-charting U.K. single, “Shine a Light” (featuring Taio Cruz). It spent 16 weeks on the tally, peaking at No. 8.

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Posted by Micky on April 18 2012

While the British pop-rock band McFly has notched 17 top 10 singles and six top 20 albums on the Official U.K. charts since their debut in 2004, most Americans are still unaware of the four cheeky lads.

But that could change come September — when the band has tentative plans to head to the U.S. for a few targeted shows.

“We just want to go over and do some small shows for the fans that we know we have there,” says McFly’s co-lead singer and guitarist Tom Fletcher. “We’ve been wanting to do that for years and years and years and years. But we’ve just never had the opportunity, or something else has come up.”

“We have some fans in America that have been fans for like eight or nine years — right from the beginning — so much so that they fly over to see us in the U.K. It’s amazing that they are so dedicated. So I think we owe it to them to come over.”

McFly has been a blip on the radar in the U.S. — they’ve never toured here and have only properly released one album: 2006’s “Just My Luck.” It was a compilation of previously released songs, and was a tie-in to the Lindsay Lohan film of the same name, which McFly had a role in.

Billboard recently caught up with Fletcher on his tour bus, en route to a gig at the Preston Guild Hall in Preston, England. At the time, the band was about mid-way through its Keep Calm and Play Louder tour, which wraps on April 21 at the O2 Apollo in Manchester. The group will play additional festival shows through the summer, before packing up their bags for the U.S.

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Posted by Sandra on April 11 2012

A few hours ago Keith Coulfield, the Associate Director of Charts at Billboard in USA posted on his twitter account that he had an interesting interview via phone with Tom, I suppose they talked about McFly coming to USA.

Be sure to check billboard.com in the upcoming days as he is going to post the interview with Tom there.

 
 
Posted by Sandra on January 17 2012

Dreams sometimes come true, and McFly’s dream to be big in USA can happen sooner than later as Keith Caulfield,the Associate Director of Charts at Billboard, tweeted the other day to Tom and then the official Billboard chart tweeted him too saying they would love to have them in the States and help them to be successful there.

Keith also wrote on the official Billboard website an article about British pop bands and obviously he included McFly:

Another British Pop Invasion On The Way?
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The pop-rock band (@mcflymusic) has claimed 17 U.K. top 10 singles and six top 20 albums since 2004. Most recently, the cheeky quartet of guys have expanded their appeal to a wider (and older) audience, thanks to their foray into reality TV competitions. Drummer Harry Judd (@mcflyharry) won the latest edition of “Strictly Come Dancing” (the parent show of America’s “Dancing With the Stars”) while in December, bassist Dougie Poynter (@dougiemcfly) was crowned champion of the famous-people-stuck-in-a-jungle show “I’m a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here!”

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