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London, England (2002 – 2005)

Busted was a / band originating from London, England that consisted of James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson. Though short-lived, the band’s success has helped all three musicians develop successful solo careers. Busted’s debut single, “What I Go to School For”, was released on 16 September 2002, and it charted at #3 in the UK as well as in the top 40 in other nations such as Ireland and Germany. As momentum for the group built, their debut album, titled simply ‘Busted’, followed on 30 September 2002.

Inspired by a real-life crush, the song “What I Go to School For” resulted in a popular music video starring supermodel Lorna Roberts. The parent album, charting at #2 in the UK, received middling critical reviews but became such a commercial success that it was multi-platinum certified by the RIAA. Charting placements in nations such as Austria, Ireland, and Japan spread word of the band, with their sound being compared to American acts such as Green Day and Sum 41.

November 2003 saw the release of Busted’s second album, titled ‘A Present for Everyone’. That album also charted at #2 in the UK. A live album, called ‘A Ticket for Everyone’, was released in November 2004, with the group facing inter-member tension.

The band split in January 2005 after Charlie decided to focus on his rock band Fightstar. Matt went on to release a solo album and has since become a television presenter with his wife. James founded the short-lived band Son of Dork before focusing on songwriting.


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  • embararocks

    queria que vocês ressuscitassem sabe, mas como Busted, não McBusted, mas convenhamos que seria um baita nome de casquinha de sorvete

    2 May 6:12pm Reply
  • manudiaas

    fuck mcbusted, i want mcfly

    1 Apr 6:35pm Reply
  • Caltra

    I thought Charlie hated Busted but I saw him in an interview saying that he just didn't like the way the band was perceived. Surely if they came back now, he could work on redesigning their image? I guess its just me wanting a Busted reunion.

    11 Mar 12:19am Reply
  • CGholy

    They had to get all of Mcfly to replace Charlie. Just shows much much of a great musician he is.

    10 Mar 12:08pm Reply
  • mikabugg

    Fuck McBusted, i want Busted. [4]

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Francielefm

    Fuck McBusted, i want Busted. [3]

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • LinVia9

    used to love theses also it was good to see matt willis on birds of a feather

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • embararocks

    Fuck McBusted, i want Busted. [2]

    1 Sep 2014 Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    Peaches. ♥

    17 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Ronaldo_1034

    Britney ♥

    15 Jun 2014 Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    Year 3000. ♥

    14 Jun 2014 Reply
  • celebfan09

    Please vote and give this photo a thumbs up :))))

    12 Jun 2014 Reply
  • mecchaumai

    if I could use lastfm back when I was 16, they would be on the top of my charts [2]

    23 May 2014 Reply
  • callitallhome

    a part of me really wants new music from matty jay and james, but the other part just misses charlie boy too much :( i know for sure they're recording new material and as long as it's not like future boy i'll love it. although i wanted them to do an acoustic album together under the "busted" name and released albums by themselves after it, maybe (hopefully) they'll have the same idea.

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • WhoOwnsJoaquim

    Fuck McBusted, i want Busted.

    6 Apr 2014 Reply
  • AbOD7

    trash ,,

    1 Mar 2014 Reply
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