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Dan Hawkins: Darkness Nearly Killed Me

16th November 2013

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...

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Justin Hawkins: My Catsuit Drama

11th November 2013

The Darkness' most vivid memory of their career is when frontman Justin Hawkins first wore a catsuit on stage.The flamboyant frontman went against his bandmates wishes by wriggling into the tight one-piece in the back...

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The Darkness' Dire Influence

4th August 2011

The Darkness' new album is influenced by Dire Straits.The recently reformed 'Cannonball' group are putting the finishing touches to their comeback album, and have a surprising musical influence to add to "AC/DC, Queen and Aerosmith"...

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Dan Hawkins: 'Justin Would Have Died Without Rehab'

13th June 2011

The Darkness star Dan Hawkins is convinced his bandmate brother Justin would be dead if he hadn't quit the band to go to rehab.The British rockers shot to fame in 2003 but just three years...

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The Darkness Play Better Sober

10th June 2011

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...

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The Darkness Announce Low Key Comeback Shows

12th May 2011

The Darkness have announced three warm up shows ahead of their appearance at this year's Download Festival.The 'I Believe in a Thing Called Love' rockers will play the intimate shows in their home country ahead...

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The Darkness Reform

11th March 2011

The Darkness have reformed.Warring brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins have called an end to their feud and are set to hit the road for a series of concerts, including a number of festival dates.According to...

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The Darkness To Reform

5th July 2010

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...

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Justin Hawkins' Drug Abuse Ruined The Darkness

22nd February 2008

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...

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The Darkness To Change Name

22nd March 2007

British rockers THE DARKNESS have confirmed they are changing their name following the shock departure of frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS last year (06). The trio, comprising DAN HAWKINS, ED GRAHAM and new frontman RICHIE EDWARDS, decided...

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Mtv AVMA Organisers Come Under Fire For 'Shambolic' Ceremony

14th April 2006

Organisers of the MTV Australian Video Music Awards (AVMAs) have come under fire from irate stars and fans over their "shambolic" treatment on Wednesday night (13APR06). Guests claim they were left waiting for hours without...

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Hawkins Injures Wrist On Tour

12th March 2006

THE DARKNESS guitarist DAN HAWKINS has put the British rock band's current European tour in jeopardy, after injuring his wrist during a drunken escapade. The energetic strummer, who is frontman JUSTIN's younger brother, sprained his...

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The Darkness Slam Queen Accusations

22nd November 2005

British rockers THE DARKNESS have slammed accusations they worked with QUEEN producer ROY THOMAS BAKER in a bid to recreate their heroes' sound. Guitarist DAN HAWKINS is adamant he only picked Baker because they...

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The Darkness' Split Salvation

29th September 2005

British rockers THE DARKNESS found themselves on the verge of splitting up for good while recording their second album this year (05) - and they are grateful to legendary producer ROY THOMAS BAKER for keeping...

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Queen To Honour London Rescue Workers

13th July 2005

British rockers QUEEN are handing out free tickets to their rescheduled London concert to emergency workers who were plunged into action in the aftermath of Thursday's (07JUL05) terrorist attacks in the city. Singer PAUL...

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The Darkness Replace Poullain

15th June 2005

THE DARKNESS have confirmed their new bassist is RICHIE EDWARDS - filling the gap left by FRANKIE POULLAIN's 'sacking' in May (05). Edwards, originally a guitar technician for guitarist DAN HAWKINS, was the hot...

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The Darkness Omit Former Member From Album

12th June 2005

LATEST: British rockers THE DARKNESS have refused to feature their former bass player on their forthcoming album - despite his claims he co-wrote their eagerly awaited follow-up to PERMISSION TO LAND. Guitarist DAN...

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The Darkness Find A Replacement

25th May 2005

British glam rockers THE DARKNESS have reportedly found a replacement for their recently departed bassist FRANKIE POULLAIN. The guitarist quit the I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE stars on Monday (23MAY05) after clashing...

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Poullain Quits The Darkness

23rd May 2005

THE DARKNESS is now a glam rock trio after bassist FRANKIE POULLAIN sensationally quit the band after only one album. The English group leapt to international fame in 2003 with a string of hit...

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Darkness Feud Over Album Name

2nd May 2005

British rockers THE DARKNESS are embroiled in a serious row - over the name for their follow-up album to 2003's PERMISSION TO LAND. Flamboyant singer JUSTIN HAWKINS has failed to settle on a title...

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Aristocrats Fight Over The Darkness

19th December 2004

Two British aristocrats are battling to provide a venue for glam rockers THE DARKNESS's first ever gig in their native Suffolk. The EARL OF STRADBROKE's son HEKTOR ROUS and LORD SOMERLEYTON's son HUGH CROSSLEY...

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The Darkness Fly On Stuffed Tiger

26th November 2004

Flamboyant rockers THE DARKNESS stunned fans at their latest gig by flying over the crowd on a giant stuffed white tiger. The GROWING ON ME band - JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS, FRANKIE POULLAIN, and...

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Darkness Go Dinosaur

26th September 2004

British rockers THE DARKNESS' are set to dazzle fans with their forthcoming tour's striking prehistoric theme. The PERMISSION TO LAND stars - JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS, FRANKIE POULLAIN and ED GRAHAM - have demanded...

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Stalkers Ambush The Darkness

2nd September 2004

The DARKNESS are in shock after two obsessed stalkers posed as their relatives to gatecrash the rockers' private backstage family party. The cheeky German women forged access-all-areas security passes and lied to three lots...

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Hawkins Brothers Face Arthritis Scare

27th August 2004

THE DARKNESS brothers JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS are bravely facing the prospect of developing arthritis - because the genetic disease hangs over their family. Singer Justin and guitarist Dan's mother and sister already have...

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The Darkness Mum Loves Bad Language Song

3rd August 2004

THE DARKNESS rockers JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS find it impossible to offend their mother - because she has become accustomed to the bands' colourful language. In fact, SANDY's favourite song is the band's foul-mouthed...

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The Darkness Go Back To School

28th July 2004

Rockers THE DARKNESS turned up unannounced at their old school to open a new music centre on Monday (26JUL04). Three members of the I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE group - JUSTIN and...

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Darkness' Pouillain: 'Cracks' Are Appearing

7th July 2004

Rockers THE DARKNESS are "sick to the back teeth of each other", according to bassist FRANKIE POUILLAIN. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE band have been almost constantly on the road for...

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The Darkness In Album Title Puzzle

31st May 2004

British rockers THE DARKNESS have good and bad news for fans - they've finished their second album, but predict it could take seven months to think up a name for it. The I BELIEVE...

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Darkness Win Ivor Novello

27th May 2004

British glam rockers THE DARKNESS have been honoured with the prestigious Songwriter Of The Year award at this year's (04) IVOR NOVELLOS. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE foursome picked up their...

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