"I will never rejoin Busted"...might need to go back on that one, Charlie
Charlie Simpson is back in Busted, people. He announced the internet-breaking news this afternoon, revealing that the original pop-punk trio will be back on the road for an arena tour and are penning a brand new album. ‘00s teens, now is the time to get excited.
It’s a pretty surprising decision from Charlie, considering he said being in Busted was “torture” and that he wanted to make it “unequivocally clear that I have no interest whatsoever in rejoining Busted, and I never will”. Looks like someone better backtrack on that one…
But Charlie’s not the only one to go back on their word when it comes to musical reunions. Here are six others we never thought we’d see.
Robbie Williams, Take That
Robbie quit Take That (for the first time) before the age of social media, so there’s no soppy statement to resurface – just the sound of a million hearts breaking back in 1995. After a massively successful solo career, Robbie did a U-turn on the whole band thing and rejoined Take That…before quitting again in 2011. Did we mention he might rejoin the trio on tour in 2017? We can’t keep up!
Lily Allen burst on to the scene in a cloud of prom dresses and trainers, but after three years revealed that she would not be renewing her record contract and had no intention to make anymore music. We all know that didn’t last long, as Lily headed back in to the studio in 2012 to record 'Sheezus'.
Geri Halliwell, The Spice Girls
It's May, 1998. The Spice Girls are embarking on their world tour, but Geri’s ditched them in Europe. Awkward. Geri’s statement was that she left the band due to depression and “differences” between the five girls. Geri did say she would be back though, and rejoned the band for a comeback tour in 2007, plus a special Olympic performance in 2012.
The Sugababes have had more members than we’ve had cups of tea. From Siobhan to Jade Ewen, the current line-up has no original members and a few legal issues, too. The original trio of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy are fighting for the rights to the Sugababes name, and have re-formed their own group.
Beyonce, Destiny’s Child
Let’s face it, think Destiny’s Child and you think Beyonce. Queen Bey has had a hugely successful solo career (both in music and world domination) after the group disbanded in 2006, and we never thought we’d see the group reunite. Imagine our surprise in 2013 when Kelly and Michelle popped up from underneath the Super Bowl stage for a life-making performance of Bootylicious.
Justin Timberlake, *NSync
Two ‘00s reunions in one year?! We can’t handle the excitement. After the Destiny’s Child reunion of dreams earlier in the year, JT pulled together the other four members of *NSync for a one-off performance of their greatest hits. The band officially split in 2004 after Justin wanted to pursue a solo career, and he’s never looked back…