Brit Band Busted Made Lawyers Put Their Balls On The Table

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Pop stardom certainly isn’t what it used to be, but we have to give props to Britpop band Busted for bringing a spirit of debauchery and mischief back to the process. The group, which was founded in 2000, recently signed a deal with EastWest Records for their first album in 12 years, to be titled Night Driver. But they didn’t just walk into a boardroom and blindly sign the contract. No, the boys in Busted demanded that everybody around the table literally whip out their testicles and put them on the table as a gesture of trust.

Digital Spy has the whole story, which is pretty awesome. The group did the contract signing in a private room at a restaurant, and refused to do the deal unless every single dude in attendance, lawyers and band included, put their nuts on the table. Apparently video exists of Busted singer-guitarist Charlie Simpson chasing around some holdouts until they relented.

The band had a great deal of leverage on the project, as they self-funded the recording of the new album and didn’t have any debts or previous commitments. That’s a great position for a musical act to be in. Busted’s Night Driver is released in the UK today. Maybe pick it up as a ballsy Holiday bonus.