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Bourne says Busted reunion rumour “bullshit”

By | Published on Thursday 3 June 2010

Following those recent rumours that James Bourne and Matt Willis might reform Busted and use a reality talent show to find a replacement for Charlie Simpson, Bourne has told website Flecking Records that all talk of a reunion is “bullshit”.

He did admit, however, that Willis had sounded Simpson out about the possibility of a Busted reunion with or without the Fightstar guy, but that Charlie had blocked both proposals. Bourne: “Matt actually asked Charlie if he would mind us using the name Busted without him. He said [we couldn’t]. We invited him back, knowing he wouldn’t be into it. He doesn’t want to come back, but he doesn’t want me and Matt to do it without him either”.

Bourne, who is currently embarking on a solo project under the moniker Future Boy, also admitted he no longer had any contact with Simpson himself. Asked if his former bandmate was happier with his Fightstar career than his time in Busted, Bourne said: “I haven’t talked to him since the press conference [where we announced Busted was splitting] so I have no idea”.

In addition to Fightstar, Simpson is also planning a solo project which will be fan funded via the Pledge platform. He’s already raised 117% of the funds he needs.