British pop/rock bands Busted and McFly combined to create supergroup McBusted after first performing together at McFly's tenth anniversary concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall in 2013. The full complement of McFly members were present in the line-up, but only Matt Willis and James Bourne of Busted joined the group, with their former bandmate, Charlie Simpson, declining the invitation; he instead continued to work on his solo project and his band Fightstar. The six-piece consists of three guitarists James Bourne, Tom Fletcher, and Danny Jones; Dougie Poynter and Matt Willis on bass, and drummer Harry Judd, with each member taking vocal turns and joining in on harmonies. During 2014 they embarked on an extensive 34-date U.K. tour, which included headlining the British Summertime show at Hyde Park, and later in the year they supported boy band One Direction in a handful of shows on the European leg of their tour. After much media speculation, it was announced that the band would be recording new material, and they subsequently entered the studio with blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus and All-Time Low guitarist Alex Gaskarth to pen material for their self-titled album that arrived in late 2014. ~ Scott Kerr

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