Busted pair lose £10m court battle

TWO original members of chart-topping boy band Busted have lost their High Court claim that they were owed £10 million in unpaid royalties.

TWO original members of chart-topping boy band Busted have lost their High Court claim that they were owed £10 million in unpaid royalties.

The band, fronted by Suffolk's own Charlie Simpson, enjoying a string of hits and commercial success before breaking up in 2005.

But Ki McPhail and Owen Doyle claimed that when the group formed in 2001 they wrote songs with James Bourne and Matt Willis, including the massive hits Year 3000 and What I Go To School For.

In February they argued that they were forced to sign away their rights amid “threats” and “undue pressure” when they were sacked from the band.


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But Mr Justice Morgan today dismissed all their claims and criticised the evidence they gave in court.

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