Not that we he’s being stingy with the truth — perish the thought! But we can’t ignore the fact that the band recently failed in their bid to break in to the American market. And they just released a greatest hits album. And they are getting a little long in the tooth to be called a boy band . . .
But Bryan insists that it’s all a load of horse hooey.
“No matter how many times we say it, there are still some badly informed journalists out there printing stories that are completely untrue,” he fumed in the band’s Sunday World diary column.
“I don’t know where they get the idea that I’m leaving,” he sniffed. “[But] let me stress it one more time, BRYAN MCFADDEN IS NOT LEAVING WESTLIFE FOR A SOLO CAREER.” The poor boy was so annoyed, he must have hit the caps key by mistake. Hey, you know that a celebrity is sincere when he refers to himself in the third person.
Anyway, Bryan insists, the band is talking about recording a new album next year. And then there’s the concert tour next summer, etc., etc. But we can’t help remembering all the denials issued by another Louis Walsh act a few years back. You know, the one that was taking a temporary break after releasing their greatest hits album. The one that used to have a column in the Sunday World. The one whose members have all gone their separate ways . . .