Busted are back together
Few could believe it when Busted got back together, but if Matt Willis has his way the band will keep going indefinitely… forever.
The bassist wants to explore cryogenics to freeze his body after death so they can continue playing music for future generations.
Year 3000 hitmaker Matt tells: “I’m so going to do that – why not? It’s exciting. I know it’s weird and unnatural but it’s kinda cool. It blows my mind.
“I’d be interested to see what the f*** is going on there.”
Matt and bandmates Charlie Simpson and James Bourne explore what’s ahead of us on the track Kids With Computers from their ace comeback album Night Driver.
Matt Willis wants to go on forever
Charlie , 31, explains: “It’s actually a break-up song, saying that kids with computers is the forgone conclusion that is going to be the future.”
James, 33, adds: “It’s saying a future without you is depressing, in a poetic way.”
For a decade it looked like the future charts would be minus the trio, who split in 2005.
But last year they patched up their differences and have made a comeback album with a soul and funk sound no-one expected.
Matt, also 33, says: “We said we broke up because we weren’t on the same musical page.
"To come back together and make the same music we made 12 years ago would have been weird.”
James agrees: “There’s no way our album would sound the way it did without the time to live life.
“I lived in Nashville for a bit and feel you can hear that in it.”
And is Charlie, who quit the band to form hard rock outfit Fightstar and launch a solo career, genuinely happy to be back in the fold?
He grins: “It’s definitely a personal triumph this record. I feel this was a therapy session for me.
“I’m sat here now proud of a Busted record, proud of what I’m doing, and for so long I was rejecting it.”
Good to have you back fellas.
- Night Driver is out now. Busted will perform on The X Factor on Sunday.