SIMPSON: 'I'D QUIT BUSTED IN AN INSTANT'Pop hunk CHARLIE SIMPSON has finally confessed he'd quit BUSTED if he was forced to choose between the chart-topping band and his beloved side-project FIGHTSTAR. The CRASHED THE WEDDING star has been the subject of frenzied speculation over his future in Busted over the past weeks, after reportedly leaving the band prior to Christmas (04), only to be persuaded to rejoin by his worried colleagues MATT JAY and JAMES BOURNE.However, Simpson admits he's not passionate about Busted's pop-based music in the same way he is for his hard rock outfit Fightstar, insisting he only ever joined the trio in the first place to escape school.He says, "I can't say too much because of the politics involved, but Fightstar is what I do and so, if I have to choose, there's not even a question as to what I'd do."The Busted thing happened when I was 16. I saw an opportunity, took it and it was better than being at school. It was a fun job but I'd never claim Busted was anything other than a pop band. "Busted is not the ideal band I'd like to be in by any stretch of the imagination."
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