British pop heartthrobs Busted are so desperate to be recognised as serious rockers, they've started trashing hotel rooms.
The clean-cut trio caused $2,700 (GBP1,500) damage at Birmingham, England's MARRIOTT HOTEL - after tossing a television and toaster out of the window of their suite in the early hours of Monday morning (8MAR04).
A stunned passer-by says, "I heard a huge crash. I looked behind me and there was a TV smashed all over the street. The next thing I saw was a toaster plummeting from the window.
"I looked up and couldn't believe it when I saw Matt from Busted smiling down at me with a group of mates."
Furious hotel bosses have demanded the band pay for the damage caused.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the group has offered an innocent explanation for the prank: "They thought it would be fun and rock'n'roll if they chucked a TV out of their window.
"They were only pretending and then it actually slipped and fell.
"Matt is really embarrassed by the whole thing and has paid a handsome sum of money to the hotel for his foolishness."
The band were in Birmingham as part of their British arena tour.10/03/2004 03:00