Busted singer Charlie Simpson chatted with Cris O. Ramos Jr. of the Manila Times, and responded to those that say their music is a cross between a rock band and a boy band. “The thing is that our songs are very poppy. But we see ourselves more as a rock band because we’re doing exactly what we want to do,” he said. “We play the very songs that we write and we play them with live instruments in gigs. We just want to write our own songs.”
British boyband trio Busted were full of praise for *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake, impressed with his sexual conquests. Asked if Britney was their favorite babe, James said, “Yeah, she’s our favorite.” Charlie explained, “I still love Britney, but I also love Tara Reid. And Justin Timberlake has pulled them both. He pulled one of my two favorite girls in the whole world and then, just to put the cherry on it, he goes and pulls the other one.” James added, “He’s apparently had Dannii, Kylie, Britney, Tara and Christina. He’s had them all! Every girl that has ever been on a poster on my wall he’s had. I actually idolize him because of it.” Matt concluded, “And his album is wicked.”
Timberlake & Aguilera: Summer’s Hottest Ticket
April 25, 2003 – Pat O’Brien of Access Hollywood caught up with Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake to preview their summer concert tour. The idea for the pair to tour together was from their managers, as Aguilera explained: “Well, it was also that our records were coming out at the same time and whatnot and our singles. Also, the fact that we’re both almost kind of a reinvention of ourselves. Like being a little more mature — me being more grown, having gone through lots of changes. You know, this being my follow-up record to my debut and Justin kind of parting himself from the boys for a minute to do a solo thing. I think it was just kind of fate that we get together and join up to give them a show.” As for what fans can expect, Justin offered, “I think you can expect surprises. I mean, obviously, I don’t think either one of us wanna tell…”
The Sun reports Busted have changed the name of their new single out of respect for the crew of the Columbia who died in the space shuttle disaster. ‘Crash and Burn’ has been renamed to ‘But You Said No’. “The boys were so saddened by the disaster that they decided it was only right to change the song’s title,” explained a source close to the pop trio.
Manchester Online caught up with the guys from Busted and asked about their new single and time travelling tale ‘Year 3000’. “It’s just meant to be fun, it’s stupid,” shrugs Charlie. “People shouldn’t take it so seriously.”