POP BITS. When we first heard McFly were going to do a live acoustic set for WWF this Saturday, we were ecstatic. Then we were slightly confused as we didn’t think ‘Shine A Light’ was much of an anthem for the World Wrestling Federation. After using our brilliant detective skills we then concluded that it was actually for the World Wildlife Fund. Phew! Although we wouldn’t mind seeing Harry Judd donning some form fitting wrestling attire.
Tom, Danny, Harry and Dougie are no strangers at using their pop powers for good with their Comic Relief single ‘All About You’ peaking at number one in the charts in 2005 and also performing at Live 8. The man band’s latest charitable act shall be broadcasting a special acoustic performance for the WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday 23rd at 8.30pm. The broadcast is called ‘Do It in the Dark’ and we are both nervous and excited about what it could entail. One thing we can guarantee is that we will be glued to our laptop screens. You can learn more about Earth Hour here and you can watch the broadcast, as it happens on MP! on Saturday below.
POP BITS OUT.
POP BITS. McFly have been off the radar a bit. Dougie’s been growing an impressive beard (see left), Harry’s been getting his nipples out at every opportunity (that’s no complaint), Tom’s been getting married adorably and Danny has been building his model railway (OK, we made that last one up). But now it appears the boys are back!
They’ll kick off their ‘Memory Lane’ Greatest Hits tour next month but we won’t be waiting long for the next album (which will be their first since 2010). “We’ve written all the songs we are just waiting to record them,” revealed Dougie. Let’s hope they find time in between gigs, we want a prompt summer release please boys!
In double-boyband, double-good news the hirsute warbler also revealed McFly have been writing songs for One Direction’s album. One particular song, co-written with Niall, Dougie promises is a “stadium epic”. Niall’s embarking on his second sell-out world tour at the tender age of just 19 so perhaps the rousing, anthemic stadium atmosphere has become second nature to him. Dougie hopes the as yet untitled song ends up on the as yet untitled third One Direction album which as yet has no release date (not even a rumoured one) and we couldn’t agree more. POP BITS OUT.
The Brit Awards 2013 contains far too many dull popstars, and far too many dull categories, so we at MP! have decided to create our own awards. Rather than rewarding dullness, we’re rewarding the things that really matter – brilliant hair, odd trousers, fanatical instagramming and omnipresent nipples. We’ll be announcing the categories and the nominees over the next few days and will announce the results alongside the (now largely irrelevant) Brit Awards results on Wednesday.
BEST BREAKTHROUGH NIPPLE
This year there have been some pop nipples that have refused to go away. No matter how hard their owners have tried, these pesky attention-seeking nipples have managed to make appearances here, there and everywhere.
9 years and 320 pages of McFly stories. Laughs, tears, nipple. The first autobiography from pop grandads McFly is out now and to celebrate we’ve got FIVE *signed* copies of the book to give away TODAY. 2 winners will be announced at 7pm and 3 at 10pm. For your chance to win a signed copy of ‘Unsaid Things… Our Story’ simply:
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The only bad thing about this video promoting something or other? We can’t get the bloody thing in high quality. What were Maynards thinking?
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UPDATE: Take a look at the single cover for McFly’s upcoming release ‘Love Is Easy’. The song is taken from the boys’ Greatest Hits.
Sweet harmonies, simple lyrics, a ukulele, and not a synth to be heard or a light to be shone – it looks like new McFly is a lot like early McFly meets ginger crooner Ed Sheeran. Pop grandads Tom, Danny, Dougie and Harry debuted the new track ‘Love Is Easy’ at a recent gig in LA’s The Roxy. The toe-tapping, cheery tune is from the boys’ upcoming sixth studio album which is likely to be released early 2013. Welcome back boys – we’ve missed you.
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Cheryl Cole releases her autobiography ‘My Story’. Her ‘A Million Lights’ tour reaches Liverpool. [save £13, just £7 delivered from the MP! shop]
McFly release their autobiography ‘Unsaid Things… Our Story’ and will be signing copies in London. [save £8, just £10.99 delivered from the MP! shop]
Olly Murs releases his autobiography ‘Happy Days’ and will be signing copies at Lakeside. [save almost £10, just £7.45 delivered from the MP! shop]
Will Young releases his autobiography ‘Funny Peculiar’ and will be signing copies in London. [save almost £8, just £11.39 delivered from the MP! shop]
Plan B will be signing copies of his film ‘Ill Manors’ in London. [save £8.99, just a tenner in the MP! shop]
Conor Maynard will be on TV show Celebrity Juice.
Ryan O’Shaughnessy‘s intimate tour reaches Leicester.
A massive give away EVERY SINGLE DAY on maximumpop.co.uk or someone gets fired – welcome to Comp of the Day.
WINNERS: You waited patiently, then you got mad, then you got furious, then one of you called MP!’s mum and said we hadn’t done our homework. Sorry. The 10 winners of a copy of McFly ‘Unsaid Things… Our Story’ are Jade Davinson, Jessica Walker, Steven Joseph, James Haddrell, Kay Young, Laura Stanning, James Davies, Michelle Torance, Ellie Smith and Annika Wier. Everyone else, check back soon for exclusive gossip from the McFly boys. Or, click here to get ‘Unsaid Things… Our Story’ delivered to you on the day of release for just £10.99 from amazon.
9 years of McFly stories. Laughs, tears, nipple. The first autobiography from pop grandads McFly is released in about a month’s time and to celebrate we’ve got TEN copies of the book to give away TODAY. The book’s publisher has promised that in ‘Unsaid Things’ the boys will share their story in full and revealing detail – from their lives before McFly, the struggles they have each overcome, their love lives and, of course, their music. If you want to join us in reading the book first enter today’s Comp of the Day.
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What: McFly will be meeting fans and signing copies of their autobiography ‘Unsaid Things: Our Story’
Where: Waterstones (Piccadilly), London
When: 11th October 2012 at 5.30pm
More Details: Access to the signing will be first come first served, so head there early! For further information visit the Waterstones website.
Only one of these hand-drawn McFly t-shirts has *ever* been printed, which makes it at least as valuable as Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack dress. The owner of this one-of-a-kind beauty? Congratulations to hella_mcfly. Everyone else, another Comp of the Day coming up very soon.
To finish a week of fab competitions from Cheryl Cole, The Wanted and One Direction, we’ve got this gorgeous McFly t-shirt to give away to ONE lucky MP! reader. Yes, that’s right – there can only be one winner this time.
If you want to get your hands on this t-shirt (size Small), you need to do just three things.
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