The Darkness Slam Queen Accusations

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 became friends following a chance meeting at a Los Angeles party, not because they wanted to steal the BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY legends' sound.

He says, " We're confident and our souls are clean. We're not retroactivists, and we don't steal from people.

"We're heavily influenced, as any other band is, by our peers. Its's just great to work with someone like Roy, and he's got the experience to just do anything."


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Why do people compare The Darkness to Queen?? Queen are a totally different band to The Darkness, Ok people go "Oh the darkness just copy queen, oh they sound like queen...so what, is that a bad thing??? Would you rather hear bands like coldplay, keane,athlete (to name a few) roll around stage, sing depressing songs and make millions out of the public or hear bands like The Darkness, Green Day, Kaiser Chiefs rock and party and enjoy themselves? Its upto the public....but the way this country goes..it will be the depressing lot...shame on you!
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