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Justin Hawkins Rushed To Hospital After Freak Accident Involving Chemicals

Justin Hawkins was rushed to hospital after a freak accident left him with chemical burns.The Darkness frontman and 'The Masked Singer' star has recalled how he melted his shorts to his skin after he accidentally...

Ten Underrated Rock Albums By Iconic Artists

Throughout music's history regardless of genre, an immensely small number of names have managed to immortalise themselves with iconic songs. Fewer names still have earned an eternal fanbase thanks to an entire record and the...

The Darkness Head Down Under After Axed Shows

The I Believe in a Thing Called Love hitmakers cancelled concerts in Australia and New Zealand in 2013 when Graham suffered recurring issues following surgery. He has since left the band to...

Roger Taylor's Son Joins The Darkness

The Darkness' drummer Emily Davies, who took over from original member Ed Graham, quit in April (14), and they have now hired Rufus Taylor as her replacement. Guitarist Dan Hawkins confirmed...

The Darkness Drummer Quits

The I Believe in a Thing Called Love hitmakers have survived a number of line-up changes since their formation in 2000, and Davies joined original members Justin Hawkins, his brother Dan Hawkins and...

Dan Hawkins: Darkness Nearly Killed Me

Dan Hawkins thought he would die if he carried on drinking. The Darkness guitarist got caught up in alcohol-fuelled chaos with the band after the success of their debut album 'Permission To Land' in 2003...

Mariah Carey Sings 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' On Jimmy Fallon; Plus, Our Top 5 Christmas Songs

Mariah Carey ruddy loves reminding us that she sang one of the best known Christmas pop songs of all time. Just in case her original version of 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' wasn’t...

The Darkness Star Stopped In Airport For Carrying Apple

The Darkness star Frankie Poullain escaped a hefty smuggling fine in Chile by offering Lady Gaga tickets to an immigration official.The Scottish bassist landed in trouble when he was caught travelling with an apple, in...

Lady Gaga Is Like A Mother To The Darkness

The Darkness think Lady Gaga is like a mum to them. The British rockers - who are supporting the 'Bad Romance' singer on her European tour - have revealed she is great to work with...

Justin Hawkins Lives Near Dogging Destination

Justin Hawkins lives near a dogging destination.The Darkness frontman - who has previously battled drug addiction - has trouble walking his dog without seeing men's penises in a public area where people go 'dogging', hooking...

The Darkness 'Connect' With Gay Men

Justin Hawkins believes The Darkness ''connect'' with gay men. The 37-year-old singer - who previously dated the band's manager, Sue Whitehouse - will not reveal his true sexuality, but thinks his flamboyant rock outfits are...

Lady Gaga Picks Surprising Band For UK Tour Support

Lady Gaga has announced a series of huge UK shows as part of her Born This Way Ball tour, though the American pop icon picked a surprising band to act as her support. Though most...

Lady Gaga Announces European Tour Dates

Lady Gaga has announced 21 European dates in her Born This Way Ball tour. The 'Judas' singer will kick off the tour in Asia later this month, before bringing it to Europe, starting in Sofia,...

Lady Gaga Announces 'Born This Way Ball' UK Tour Dates

Lady Gaga has announced the European dates for the 'Born this Way Ball' tour. The tour will be the first time that Gaga has hit the road since she released her Born This Way album...

Sonisphere Cancelled?

Sonisphere festival has been cancelled, Queen have claimed.The band - with Adam Lambert on vocals- had been due to headline the UK leg of the annual rock extravaganza but have now posted a statement on...

Isle Of Wight Festival 2012: Lana Del Rey Headlining Big Top Stage

The Isle Of Wight Festival has announced that Lana Del Rey will be performing at this year's event. She will be joining an impressive line-up that boasts The Vaccines; Noel Gallagher'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS; Kelis...

The Darkness Finishing Comeback Record

The Darkness have "nearly finished" their comeback album. The 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love' rockers reformed with their original line up earlier this year, and have been putting together the follow up to...

Linkin Park Close Download 2011

Linkin Park closed the UK's Download rock festival last night (12.06.11).The 'Crawling' rockers ended the three day event which also saw performances from metal heavyweights including Rob Zombie, System of a Down, Alice Cooper, The...

The Darkness Play Better Sober

The Darkness find it much easier to play shows now they're sober.The 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love' rockers - who originally split in 2006 over drug problems within the band - are making...

The Darkness Back Together

Madcap British rockers The Darkness are planning a low-key comeback if the launch of a new website is anything to go by.The group imploded in 2006 and split amid reports of alcohol abuse and in-fighting...

Patton Re-signs For More Darkness

FAITH NO MORE star MIKE PATTON is returning to the world of videogames and reprising his villainous role in THE DARKNESS sequel.The Epic singer voiced the character of possessed mafia hitman Jackie Estacado in the...

Katy Perry's Dad Praises Russell Brand

Katy Perry's dad has praised his new son-in-law Russell Brand.Keith Hudson - who is a Christian pastor - has confessed he couldn't have wished for a better son-in-law than the British comedian, as he makes...

Hawkins: 'The Darkness Will Not Reform'

British rocker JUSTIN HAWKINS has dismissed rumours THE DARKNESS is reforming after four years apart, insisting the band will not reunite.Hawkins left the group in 2006 after six years as its frontman, and went on...

The Darkness To Reform

The Darkness are reforming after brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins finally ended their bitter feud.The spandex-clad rock group split in 2006 when Justin left to battle drink and drug problems and the warring siblings have...

Hawkins' Bandmates Refuse To Drink Around Reforming Addict

Rocker JUSTIN HAWKINS' HOT LEG bandmates refuse to drink around the former THE DARKNESS frontman in a bid to aid his ongoing battle with booze.The I Believe In A Thing Called Love hitmaker gave up...

High Hawkins Challenged Customs Officials To Find His Cocaine

Former THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS was so high on drugs during one trip home to the U.K. he challenged airport customs officers to search him - an act that would have landed him in...

Justin Hawkins' Drug Abuse Ruined The Darkness

Former THE DARKNESS guitarist DAN HAWKINS has blamed his frontman brother's drug abuse for the collapse of the British band. Hawkins - who has since formed a new band, Stone Gods, with ex-The Darkness members...

Justin Hawkins And Brian Harvey Slam Scooch

The UK's entrants for the Eurovision song contest, Scooch, have been accused of cheating the public in order to make their way to the finals of the continent's music competition.Controversy had already settled on the...

By on 20 March 2007

Hawkins: 'Brits Are Either Racist Or Stupid'

LATEST: Former THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has called the British public "either racist or stupid" for failing to choose him as the UK entry for this year's (07) Eurovision Song Contest. The singer claims...

Datsuns Were Prepared For Backlash

Cult rockers THE DATSUNS were prepared for the critical mauling given to their 2004 second album OUTTA SIGHT/OUTTA MIND, because the hype surrounding them had been so intense. The New Zealand four-piece were so lauded...

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