The Darkness Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


12th October 2012

Quote: "I play tennis when I can but mostly I like taking pictures of my dog - in different scenarios, wearing different costumes." The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins dresses up his dog in his spare time.


13th June 2011

Quote: "I think some of my obsessiveness has transferred to ink. I've lost count of how many tattoos I've got. But I'm covered in them - mostly musical instruments I admire." The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins reveals his latest addiction after quitting drugs and alcohol in 2006.


12th June 2011

Quote: "When we split up our mums told us not to do it; we should have listened to them back then. This time around, they pushed us into getting back together and we did. We owe it to them." Rocker Justin Hawkins reveals the reason The Darkness decided to reform.


16th March 2011

Tweet: "Thanks for all the lovely messages of support. I'm gobsmacked and overwhelmed by all the positivity in and around The Darkness!" The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins is thrilled by fans' reaction to news the band is getting back together after a five year hiatus.


6th February 2008

Fact: British rockers The Darkness have reformed under a new name, STONE GODS, without former frontman Justin Hawkins. The group split in 2006 following the departure of Hawkins.


12th December 2007

Fact: Former The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins and pop singer Jamelia will provide the singing voices for characters on forthcoming BBC kids' cartoon FREEFONIX, which airs on British screens on 4 January (08).


21st May 2006

Quote: "This is all hard-earned fat and I'm having a great time. Beneath it still lies the beating heart of a rock Adonis." The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins refuses to worry about piling on the pounds.


19th February 2006

Fact: <p>The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins wants his new guitar encrusted with 4,000 gems to ensure he becomes the first rock star to own a crystal-studded instrument. </p>


1st February 2006

Quote: <p>"We take our Adnams ale in a case - like Elton John and his HP sauce." British rockers The Darkness have hit the big time. </p>


19th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I just ducked. What would you do if Courtney Love threw her knickers at you? You wouldn't want them to hit you, would you?" The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins remembers his close call with diehard fan Courtney Love's underwear. </p>


2nd December 2005

Quote: <p>"I defy anyone after a couple of beverages to listen to HAZEL EYES standing up and not get the MICHAEL FLATLEYs." Former The Darkness bassist Frankie Poullain is confident his new track will be a hit. </p>


21st November 2005

Fact: <p>The piano used by The Darkness on new song ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN is the same instrument played by Freddie Mercury on Queen's hit 1975 song Bohemian Rhapsody. </p>


15th November 2005

Quote: <p>"It means we get better tables and better service - but I'm afraid to go to normal pubs as it could get a bit boisterous." The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins considers the ups and downs of fame. </p>


14th November 2005

Quote: <p>"Watching Baker work is incredible. When I think about it, I get shivers and get weepy." The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins was overjoyed to be working with legendary rock producer ROY THOMAS BAKER, the man behind Queen classic Bohemian Rhapsody. </p>


20th September 2005

Fact: <p>The Darkness' hotly anticipated second album will be called ONE WAY TICKET TO HELL... AND BACK and will be preceded by single ONE WAY TICKET in November (05) in the UK. </p>


22nd February 2004

Quote: <p>"We're not boring like Coldplay. We don't take ourselves that seriously but we're still flying the flag for Britain." The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins explains why his band won three Brit Awards. </p> <b>22/02/2004 14:09</b>


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