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http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/showbiz/xs/943427/Charlie-Simpson-turns-down-1-million-for-reunion-tour.html

So I dunno how many of you like Busted here, they were a pretty decent pop band back in the day, different to normal boy bands like Westlife and JLS etc. so it was pretty cool, they actually got me interested in rock music and led me to Green Day and Blink 182 and stuff so thats cool.

But basically yeah Charlie left the band to do his own alt rock thing in Fightstar so the band broke up. Basically the other two members have nothing to do but Charlie is doing pretty well with Fightstar and a solo acoustic project.

I personally admire him for turning down this £1 million for a reunion tour, it takes a big man to turn down THAT much money. Anyway another article says this:

A source told me: "James is the only one of them that doesn't need the tour. He's got a new solo album and a West End musical in the pipeline while the other two don't have much going on and have spent the fortune they made with the band."


What a load of bollocks. But it's so good that SOMEONE in the music industry cares about musical integrity instead of just money.

Anyway Pit, thought on this?
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#2
I like both Busted and Fightstar.

Good on Charlie for showing his integrity though, can't be easy to pass up on £1,000,000. No matter how well Fightstar are doing, he isn't earning that kind of money with them!
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#4
Wasn't James Bourne the frontman for this defunct pop rock band Son of Dork?

Busted is my guilty pleasure - I listen to their CDs from time to time. Fightstar, on the other hand, is amazing. So it's great Charlie Simpson isn't going to neglect Fightstar for Busted.
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#6
Thank god they aren't coming back. I mean, what the hell is that for a motivation? "We've spend all our f*cking money, so I guess we'll just make crap music again like before".
Seriously, f*ck them.
#10
not a huge fan of fightstar nowdays but good on charlie for not sacrificing his integrity
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I prefer Busted to Fightstar. Busted were fun, fresh and a bit of a laugh to generally cock about to. Fightstar bored me to tears, and were bland as beige when I saw them at Reading.

So, yeah, Charlie's a womb-bag and I would like to punch him severely.
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#15
I don't really like either band, although i would rather listen to busted than something like the Ting Tings or N-Dubz.
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I don't really like either band, although i would rather listen to busted than something like the Ting Tings or N-Dubz.




But N-Dubz have lyrical gems like "I'm looking all over Facebook, but I can't seem to find you".

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^ Exactly. And the Ting Tings are pure poetry. By the end of that song you know, you just know, deep in your heart, that that's definitely not her name.
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^ Exactly. And the Ting Tings are pure poetry. By the end of that song you know, you just know, deep in your heart, that that's definitely not her name.


I dunno, I always admired that, despite repeated protestations that it wasn't her name, there was still left some uncertainty by the end.

I mean, if that wasn't her name, what was it?
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I dunno, I always admired that, despite repeated protestations that it wasn't her name, there was still left some uncertainty by the end.

I mean, if that wasn't her name, what was it?

I suggested that it may be Joleisa, but she vehemently denied it.
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Damn! Foiled again!

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#21
Does Busted need a replacement? I'd happily play in a crappy pop punk band for $1 million
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#22
I loved busted when I was younger and if they were on my ipod I would probably still listen to them now and again. I prefer Fightstar though and if Busted were to come back it probably wouldn't be the same.
#23
Can they offer him a million to stop Fightstar instead?
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I need answers!


I'm sure I remember a story involving a girl, and a load of gold that needed to be spun, and something involving guessing someone's name. Maybe it's a reference to that.
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#25
Fightstar have some good tracks.. Well done, Charlie. Apparantly he comes from a town not far from here, my mates grandad works with his dad.

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#26
Charlie Simpson went to my school. The Lady who cleans my study used to cook for the boarding house he was in when he was there. Just to let you know.
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#29
It's not that much money.
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Busted brought me in the ''rock'' scene so it would be pretty cool if they came back I guess but still fightstar is better
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Does Busted need a replacement? I'd happily play in a crappy pop punk band for $1 million

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#36
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Wait, so it's the Jonas Brothers?


The Jonas brothers covered Busted, changed the lyrics and made it all religious and kid friendly.

Instead of: "Your great great great grand daughter, is pretty fine" they changed it to "Your great great great grand daughter, is doing fine"

And they changed the lyrics to What I Go To School for into not being about a teacher.
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The Jonas brothers covered Busted, changed the lyrics and made it all religious and kid friendly.

Instead of: "Your great great great grand daughter, is pretty fine" they changed it to "Your great great great grand daughter, is doing fine"

And they changed the lyrics to What I Go To School for into not being about a teacher.

Just let me get my gun now then...
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Instead of: "Your great great great grand daughter, is pretty fine" they changed it to "Your great great great grand daughter, is doing fine"


God they were rebels weren't they *shakes fist*

Edit: Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand got slated for something like this.... where is the justice.
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God they were rebels weren't they *shakes fist*

Edit: Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand got slated for something like this.... where is the justice.


...No not really.
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