Louis Walsh slates the boyband's last album, and says only two of the group have a long-term future in music...

WESTLIFE‘s manager LOUIS WALSH has launched a salvo at his band, slating their last album and saying he believes only two of the five have a long-term future in music.

Walsh has said he believes just Bryan McFadden and Shane Filan have a sustainable future. Speaking in an interview with Smash Hits set to appear later this week (October 31), he said forthcoming third album ‘World Of Our Own’ betters previous effort ‘Coast To Coast’.

“This album is much better than the last one,” he said, “It’s going to sell ten million. I didn’t like the last one, but this is brilliant.”


Of the members he says: “Bryan and Shane are turning out some amazing stuff. They are the two with the long-term futures ahead of them – they have really gelled.”

However, Walsh did insist that despite split rumours, Westlife will be staying together. “It’s all rubbish. The boys are very happy and if they weren’t, I don’t think they could have produced an album of this quality.”