Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published: October 23rd 2014
Pages: 276 Pages
This is the first book to tell the full inside story of the world’s most awesome supergroup, McBUSTED. McBusted takes an exclusive look at the birth of Busted and McFly, two ground-breaking pop-rock bands who journeyed through sell-out arena tours with number-one hits, and the unique friendships that the boys shared from the very beginning. Packed with behind-the-scenes gossip, it follows the boys through the years, revealing the truth behind Busted’s shock break-up and McFly’s hiatus, the secrets of their private lives, and the roller-coaster ride that fame took them on – both the good times and the bad.
In September 2013, McFly staged their tenth-anniversary show at the Royal Albert Hall and James and Matt were invited along as special guests to perform a medley of hits with the band. The reaction to the six-piece supergroup was stratospheric and the boys decided to take the new superband on tour – and lo, McBUSTED was born. McBusted walks side by side with Tom, James, Danny, Dougie, Matt and Harry as they build the band and provides a backstage pass into the tour, the fans and what the future might hold.
Thanks to Goodreads.com for the Blurb.
Rating: 5/5 (obviously!)
Excuse me whilst I fan girl all over this post because you do realise that’s going to happen an awful lot.
I was a huge Busted fan when I was younger and I’ll happily admit that I still love them now – who wouldn’t? I was the fan that bought everything, watched everything and even went everywhere just to show my support. I’m even in the Busted video ‘Who’s David’ (well, my arm is but still I’m in it).
I wouldn’t say I was going into the book with a critical head, but I definitely had high expectations. However, Jennifer did a fantastic job at bringing the Busted and Mcfly world to life. I knew most (if not all) of what happened with Busted so it was nice to go back to my youth and remember the fun fangirl moments I experienced. I particularly had strong nostalgia for when I read about Busted splitting up. I thought back to that sad day in January – 10 years ago to the date!!! – when the press conference aired telling us that they were splitting up and I cried – why were they doing this to me? I hated Charlie with a passion and hated what he was doing to all us fans – is it sad that I probably dislike him now for ruining my youth? Oh, how good it was being a teenage fan girl.
I didn’t know that much about Mcfly so it was quite interesting to read about their lives and the struggles they went through, but I doubt I’d make a point of buying a single or anything – I love(d) Busted and that’s why I read the book.
The Mcbusted book also made me realise that even celebrities don’t have perfect lives and they too go through things just like you and me. It must be hard to be a teenager in the industry especially when you have sex, drugs and alcohol at your disposal. I did feel real empathy with their addiction and especially Tom’s demons with weight.
The Mcbusted book is PERFECT for Busted or/and Mcfly fans alike.
Find out more about Jennifer and her Busted and Mcfly journey on Twitter at @McBustedBook.