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Darkness Struggling To Make Second Album

18th March 2005

THE DARKNESS fear their eagerly-awaited second album won't be ready until September (05) - because the British rockers are struggling to write new songs. The band's frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS is considering calling the disc...

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Hawkins' Model Birthday Present

18th March 2005

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS received an unusual present for his 30th birthday yesterday (17MAR05) - a life-size waxwork of himself from London's Madame Tussauds museum. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE...

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Madonna To Rock Out On Next Album

16th February 2005

Pop superstar MADONNA is heading in a new direction on her next album, which will see her ditching dance-flavoured tracks in favour of a more rocking sound. The MATERIAL GIRL, who spends much of...

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Darkness Censored For Dubai Performance

27th January 2005

British rockers THE DARKNESS have been ordered to clean up their act for a performance in Dubai. Frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has been warned that swearing and wearing his trademark catsuit would deeply offend the...

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Live Aid 2 Planned For Tsunami Victims

3rd January 2005

Bosses of a major British stadium are calling on bands like U2, COLDPLAY and THE DARKNESS to help raise millions for the victims of the Asian tsunami - by performing at a LIVE AID-style extravaganza....

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Band Aid Rules British Christmas Charts

27th December 2004

BAND AID 20's reworking of hit charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS is the British Christmas number one - after spending four weeks ruling the airwaves. Top stars including COLDPLAY, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, DIDO,...

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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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Bono Hates His Band Aid Line

3rd December 2004

U2 rocker BONO hates the line he battled JUSTIN HAWKINS to sing in BAND AID 20's charity song DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? The Irish singer famously fought THE DARKNESS frontman for the right...

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Darkness Buy Rural Sheep Farm

22nd November 2004

Flamboyant rockers THE DARKNESS are buying a rural farm in their native Britain so they can rehearse in peace away from the bright lights of London. The GROWING ON ME band, fronted by JUSTIN...

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Mcfly Scoop Five Smash Hits Awards

22nd November 2004

Boyband McFLY were the champions of last night's (21NOV04) SMASH HITS POLL WINNERS' party after collecting a staggering five awards. The FIVE COLOURS IN HER HAIR foursome - DANNY JONES, TOM FLETCHER, HARRY JUDD...

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Darkness Star Slams Glastonbury Organiser Again

19th November 2004

Glam rockers THE DARKNESS have slammed Britain's GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL organiser MICHAEL EAVIS as "a c**k" after he accused the band's frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS of having a "huge ego". Eavis claims the I BELIEVE IN...

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Mccartney Happy Not To Sing

19th November 2004

Former BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has lashed out at reports he was upset he didn't get to sing on the new BAND AID single, insisting he was happy to play bass in the background....

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Security Tightened Around Band Aid Single

16th November 2004

Rocker SIR BOB GELDOF has ordered tight security around the new BAND AID charity single in a bid to stop online pirates stealing the profits from the victims of the Sudan crisis. Geldof and...

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Bono Will Sing Band Aid Line

15th November 2004

LATEST: U2 star BONO will reprise his famous BAND AID line in the 20th anniversary version of the charity single. Producers reportedly considered letting THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS sing "Well, tonight thank God...

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Geldof Calling For Another Rock Charity Revolution

15th November 2004

SIR BOB GELDOF hopes the 2004 BAND AID single will spark a fresh wave of music-related fundraising drives aimed at alleviating famine and disease in Africa. Stars like SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, THE DARKNESS, COLDPLAY,...

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Bono Fights Off Line Competition

11th November 2004

U2 frontman BONO has been forced to get tough with his all-star BAND AID III colleagues, because they're all battling to steal his famous line in the song DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?. The...

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Darkness Beckon Band Aid Errors

8th November 2004

THE DARKNESS felt so inferior in the company of the legendary stars signed up to the new BAND AID project, they prayed for them to hit a "bum note". The rockers joined BAND AID...

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New Band Aid Single Will Rock

7th November 2004

BAND AID organiser MIDGE URE wants the new version of DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? to have a much wilder sound than the original. Rock bands including THE DARKNESS, SNOW PATROL and COLDPLAY have...

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Moss Wants Band Aid Role

4th November 2004

Supermodel KATE MOSS is desperate to show off her singing talents on the forthcoming BAND AID III single. The British beauty has offered to sing backing vocals on the charity track and has asked...

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Mccartney Joins Band Aid Iii

3rd November 2004

LATEST: Rock legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is the latest music great to sign up to the fundraising all-star BAND AID III single. The former BEATLE will play drums for the re-recording of classic 1984...

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Hawkins Denies Brawl Caused Hand Injury

2nd November 2004

LATEST: THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has denied he seriously damaged his hand in an alcohol-fuelled brawl at the weekend (30/31OCT04). The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE rocker was previously reported to...

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Elton Hits Back At Rupert

1st November 2004

LATEST: ELTON JOHN has fired back at RUPERT EVERETT, who accused the pop star of being "cranky" for criticising the gay pair's mutual pal MADONNA. Elton hit the headlines when he slammed Madonna for...

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The Darkness Star Damages Hand In Fight

1st November 2004

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has seriously damaged his hand after smashing it through a window during a dramatic alcohol-fuelled fight. The rocker, 29, stumbled into a stained glass window after being punched...

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Darkness Album Paid For With Thongs

29th October 2004

Sexy underwear bearing the logo of glam rockers THE DARKNESS has become such a huge hit - sales of the knickers have funded the band's new album. Thousands of fans have snapped up the...

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Parfitt Begs: 'Don't Repeat Band Aid'

27th October 2004

STATUS QUO star RICK PARFITT has begged modern acts not to attempt a follow up of the 1984 charity single. Artists including COLDPLAY, THE DARKNESS, ROBBIE WILLIAMS and DIDO have all offered to collaborate...

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Williams Joins Band Aid Iii

26th October 2004

LATEST: Pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS has joined the all-star BAND AID III line-up, which will raise funds for African famine victims. The ANGELS star was high up on organiser MIDGE URE's wish-list for the...

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Ure Goes Back To Ethiopia

22nd October 2004

MIDGE URE has returned to Ethiopia 20 years after co-writing BAND AID's charity song DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?, which helped raise millions for the famine-stricken country. Former ULTRAVOX star Ure was left emotionally...

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Oasis And Blur Unite For Band Aid

22nd October 2004

Bitter '90s rivals OASIS and BLUR are putting their differences aside to join all-star charity group BAND AID III. The bands launched a scathing war of words at the height of the so-called Britpop...

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Jamelia Commits To Band Aid Iii

21st October 2004

LATEST: R+B beauty JAMELIA has joined fundraising supergroup BAND AID III to re-record festive hit DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?. The THANK YOU star, 23, follows COLDPLAY, THE DARKNESS and TRAVIS into the 2004...

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Coldplay And The Darkness Form Band Aid Iii

20th October 2004

British rockers COLDPLAY, THE DARKNESS and TRAVIS are joining forces to re-record BAND AID hit DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? in a new drive to alleviate Africa's famine crisis. The song - written by...

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