"Busted" were an English pop group consisting of James Bourne, Charlie Simpson and Matt Willis which formed in 2001 and disbanded in 2005.
The TV series "America or Busted", about Busted's attempts to achieve success in the United States, debuted on MTV UK in November 2004. Over the course of the series, the audience see Busted's attempts to 'break' America dwindle as interviews fall through and performances remain limited both in terms of audience size and press attention. Some have claimed flaws in the band's management's strategy, such as which radio stations were targeted as a reason for the failure of the tour. It is also possible that many in the U.S. public felt that the band was too similar to the proliferation of American pop punk bands on which Busted had based itself.
After the failure of the US tour, rumours soon began to surface that a split was imminent. Charlie Simpson announced that he was to take a break to tour with his side-project, Fightstar (a band which differs greatly from the music Busted recorded). The group then formally disbanded at a press conference on 14 January 2005. Simpson declared that he had become restless with the sound an...
|music genre||Pop music|
|current members||James Bourne, Charlie Simpson, Matt Willis|