When the band ‘Busted’ was asked about the Jonas Brothers’ cover of their song ‘Year 3000’, member Matt Willis said “Dude, they paid my mortgage for four years, I’m stoked to bits. Thank you very much Jonas Brothers”

Year 3000

In November 2016, in an interview with PopBuzz, Busted were asked what they thought of the Jonas Brothers’ cover of the song. Matt Willis responded: “Dude, they paid my mortgage for four years, I’m stoked to bits. Thank you very much Jonas Brothers,” whilst James Bourne said, “The thing about it is that…when I heard their version of it, I didn’t really like it. But there has been some really good things that have happened as a result of it. I didn’t like how they changed words around. But the thing is, what’s mental is that “Year 3000” was synced in The Simpsons [episode “Mathlete’s Feat”] recently…But the thing is, when I asked them to do that, they already had chosen to use the original version. And the thing is I don’t think the… Continue Reading (1 minute read)

8 thoughts on “When the band ‘Busted’ was asked about the Jonas Brothers’ cover of their song ‘Year 3000’, member Matt Willis said “Dude, they paid my mortgage for four years, I’m stoked to bits. Thank you very much Jonas Brothers””

  1. sleepyprojectionist

    When Busted reformed I was absolutely blown away by their album ‘Night Driver’. It was the perfect slice of 1980s-inspired synth pop. I’m a little bit upset that they went back to knocking out tired pop punk lite records.

  2. HiImTheNewGuyGuy

    Covers can revive bands.

    Metallica revived the Misfits.

    Run DMC revived Aerosmith.

  3. TheHarridan

    I like the other guy’s response, where he’s like “I didn’t really like their version, but it somehow helped get our original version played in an episode of the Simpsons so it was all worth it.”

  4. Fold_It_In

    Busted’s version > TJB

  5. limpingdba

    A pop band covers a pop band. Nothing crazy going on here, why would they be anything other than “stoked” about earning more money?

  6. belbsy

    Apparently Lenny Kravitz only did “American Woman” because the execs made him a ridiculous offer; He thought it was in poor taste to act as if he could improve upon it when he really felt that he couldn’t.

    Then when his version hit and Burton Cummings got a fat royalty cheque, Lenny got a thank you call.

  7. Ay-Be

    Ahh… My guilty pleasure growing up… I went to their concert when they reunited to relive my youth. And I love how he kept it real

  8. Gracklefink3950

    you can’t argue with that and that is super well grounded

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