Ten noughties pop songs you tried to forget existed (but I still love them)

For someone purporting to be a music journalist, I actually have pretty shocking taste in music. Someone once said to me, ‘I like the way you like what you like’ which originally seemed like a complement – a high-five for being an individual and not following the flock – but the more I thought about it, the more I realised it was acknowledging that I was unashamed of my taste (or lack there of). Read more about Ten noughties pop songs you tried to forget existed (but I still love them)

Review: McBusted Tourplay/Live at the O2

When I heard that 2/3 of Busted and McFly were forming supergroup McBusted, my inner fifteen year old did a little happy dance. Then she had a panic attack. It’s like when you find out they’re making a sequel to one of your favourite movies (I’m still too scared to watch Anchorman 2) because while you’d love more of the same, can it ever be as good? Even if it is as good, do McBusted have what it takes to survive as a band now, and not simply serve as a nice nostalgia trip? Read more about Review: McBusted Tourplay/Live at the O2

Countdown the days until Christmas…

Christmas is coming, and we know exactly how many days away it is without using our fingers/toes/other body parts.

It’s all thanks to the website Days ’til Christmas, which can be viewed in any web browser or installed as an app in Google Chrome so you can check again and again and again until the big day is here. Read more about Countdown the days until Christmas…

When band members go solo: the good, the bad & the ugly

Photo: Kate Mortimer / Flecking Records
Sometimes, when a musician loves his/herself very much, they find other musicians who love themselves very much and they form a band… but sometimes these bands don’t work out and they break up – the important thing to remember is that it isn’t your fault. Read more about When band members go solo: the good, the bad & the ugly

Loserville gets ticket into West End

Pinch me, is this real? Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Following its success at West Yorkshire Playhouse this summer, new pop-rock musical Loserville is transferring to London’s West End. Written by Elliot Davis and James Bourne, former member of Busted and Son of Dork, the vibrant musical about staying true to your dreams will be at the Garrick Theatre from 1 October. Read more about Loserville gets ticket into West End

Are Busted reforming for the Olympic Closing Ceremony?

Another day, another rumour that Busted are getting back together, but is this one true?

The rumour du jour is that James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson will be getting back together to play at the Olympic closing ceremony. Read more about Are Busted reforming for the Olympic Closing Ceremony?

James Bourne & Elliot Davis – Loserville Interview

James Bourne is the hit-writing, former Busted member, former Son Of Dork member, genius behind the album, Welcome To Loserville. Elliot Davis is the super-talented musician who has worked with James to develop Loserville: The Musical.
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