The day Busted fans have been dreaming of for, oh, just ten long years, could finally be about to arrive.
Charlie Simpson, who quit the chart-topping trio in 2005 after growing tired of pop songs, is reportedly on board for a reunion arena tour after witnessing the success of McBusted.
Busted bandmates Matt Willis and James Bourne joined forces with McFly in 2013 to form supergroup McBusted, fulfilling fans’ wildest fantasies of hearing both “What I Go To School For” and “5 Colours In Her Hair” in the same concert.
Simpson opted not to take part as he was busy with metal group Fightstar and his solo stuff, but The Sun reports that he has been in talks with the boys to plan a surprise comeback.
“It’s amazing because Matt and James have always said there’s more chance of pigs flying than Charlie coming back to Busted,” the “source” allegedly told the newspaper.
“But this is something that has been secretly discussed for a number of months - it was important the three guys felt they could work together again and get along as friends.”
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1/11 The Libertines, 2014
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2/11 Fleetwood Mac, 2013
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6/11 Black Sabbath, 2012
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7/11 My Bloody Valentine, 2008
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8/11 Rage Against the Machine, 2007
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10/11 Pixies, 2004
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11/11 Blink 182, 2009
Four years after announcing their 'indefinite hiatus', the band returned with force. 'To put it simply, we're back. We mean, really back. Picking up where we left off and then some. In the studio writing and recording a new album,' they said on their website.
Tom Fletcher of McFly and McBusted cranked up the excitement on Monday when he posted an Instagram picture of himself playing guitar and looking up, with the caption: “Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Charlie freakin’ Simpson! Or so rumour has it.”
It is heavily rumoured that Busted will return to the stage by the end of the year and fans are already going crazy at the news on Twitter...
IF THIS TRUE OR THIS IS JUST A DREAM??!! ARE BUSTED RE-FORMING????!!!! THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST THING EVEEEEER!!!!!— Laura HWE TODAY (@mcflythebest) October 6, 2015
If Busted reunite amma run round the village naked— Bronnie! (@Rev97Bronnie) October 6, 2015
Charlie re-joining Busted? Let me just go cry with happiness— Caitlin (@cc_lomax) October 6, 2015
...but not everyone is convinced about Charlie's possible motives.
I'm sure Charlie rejoining Busted has nothing to to with all the success they've had & money they've made without him...Nothing at all...— Leanne (@HelloLeanne_) October 6, 2015
You could say Charlie Simpson's savings account is..........busted pic.twitter.com/ADvCWx2wsL— Bianca Del Taco Trio (@elmer_dudd) October 5, 2015
Busted's representative declined to comment on the speculation, while Simpson's publicist said: "Charlie is fully focussed on the Fightstar album and tour this month".Reuse content