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The Darkness Clean Up

Rockers THE DARKNESS are struggling to extract expletives from their songs in a bid to crack the American market - they've resorted to replacing the word "f***" with "duck". The British foursome have been...

Justin Hawkins: In It For The Fun

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS vows to quit the music business if he stops having fun. The energetic singer insists he's only interested in taking on an occupation which makes him content - and...

The Darkness Are Fastest Growing Brit Act In America

Rock band THE DARKNESS have stormed America, becoming Britain's fastest growing act in the US since the SPICE GIRLS. The energetic four-piece headed across the Atlantic on a mission conquer - and...

Aerosmith Cancel Darkness Brit Awards Duet

American rockers AEROSMITH have pulled out of a planned duet with rising stars THE DARKNESS at this year's (04) BRIT AWARDS - after fearing they would be upstaged. According to sources, the organisers...

The Darkness Opt For Sobriety

Glam rocker THE DARKNESS will abstain from the champagne at this year's (04) BRIT AWARDS in a bid to savour the evening. The British rock group - nominated for four awards - will...

Beyonce And Outkast To Dazzle Brits

Superstar BEYONCE KNOWLES is set to dominate this year's (04) BRIT AWARDS, with an eagerly awaited collaboration with hip-hop stars OUTKAST. The R+B singer, 22, is nominated for two awards and set to steal...

The Darkness: We're Like Rabies

British rockers THE DARKNESS are continuing their successful assault on the American charts - leading singer JUSTIN HAWKINS to liken their popularity to "rabies." The GROWING ON ME band have leapt 130 places up...

The Darkness Slam Oasis

Retro rockers THE DARKNESS claim to have discovered the secret to cracking the American charts - don't act like OASIS. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE quartet are enjoying newfound American success...

Blue Shocked By Brits Snub

Boyband BLUE have been left devastated by their exclusion from this year's (04) BRIT AWARD nominations, having bagged the Best Band gong last time. Singer SIMON WEBBE admits he and his bandmates are struggling...

Darkness: 'We'll Scoop All Four Brits'

THE DARKNESS rocker JUSTIN HAWKINS has vowed the glam rockers will win all four of the BRIT AWARDS they've been nominated for. The spandex-clad hitmakers have left the British music scene in a spin in...

A Good Weekend For The Darkness

British rockers THE DARKNESS' quiet conquest of America continues - the group's debut album PERMISSION TO LAND has been voted the second best album of 2003 in a new heavy rock poll. The staff...

Darkness Singer: Aguilera's Not Dirrty

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has slammed pop diva CHRISTINA AGUILERA for being all talk when it comes to living up to her sexy reputation. The glam rocker believes the DIRRTY singer, 22,...

Cheap Champagne Forced Darkness To Snub Nude Photoshoot

Rockers THE DARKNESS have revealed the real reason they refused a risque photoshoot with 15 naked models - the complimentary champagne wasn't good enough. The spandex-clad band were mocked in the media after rejecting...

Darkness Nominated Four Brits Or More?

British glam rockers THE DARKNESS are set to continue their swift ascent to the top, after being nominated in at least four categories at next month's (17FEB04) BRIT AWARDS. According to information leaked to...

The Darkness Snub Sexy Shoot

British band THE DARKNESS have ruined their reputations as rock wildmen by refusing to do a photoshoot with 15 nude models. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE group - fronted by newly-single...

Noel Gallagher Slams The Darkness

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has dismissed rock outfit THE DARKNESS as "inoffensive" and says he has no idea why they're so popular. The 36-year-old guitarist is confused as to why the I BELIEVE IN...

The Darkness Bank At Coutts

Rockers THE DARKNESS have become so successful in 2003 that they are now customers of exclusive British bank COUTTS. The bank boasts prestigious clients such as British monarch QUEEN ELIZABETH II and her family....

Justin Hawkins Splits From Fiancee

Devastated THE DARKNESS rocker JUSTIN HAWKINS has broken up with the woman who inspired his greatest songs. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE singer separated from SUE WHITEHOUSE - who has...

Mad World Still Tops The Charts

Gloomy Christmas Number One single MAD WORLD has stayed at the top of the British charts - marking it as the last top seller of the year (03). The GARY JULES and MICHAEL ANDREWS...

Contactmusic.com Christmas Poll 2003

---------------------------------------------- We asked all the staff at Contactmusic.com to vote for their favourite stars of the year - and the chart-stealing front page-bagging A-list came a clear first. It's been a good year for these celebs...

Darkness Eye Gallic Future

British rock stars THE DARKNESS are planning to get over their Christmas Number One disappointment with a flourish - by recording a single in French. The GROWING ON ME quartet - who lost out...

Coldplay Are Top Winners In Bizarre Awards

Rockers COLDPLAY have scooped three gongs from British tabloid THE SUN's annual BIZARRE awards. THE SCIENTIST band won Best Rock Band, Best Live Act and Best Album for A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE...

The Darkness Enjoy Sales Success

British rockers THE DARKNESS are far from disappointed at their failure to become the British Christmas number one - because they've had their best week of sales ever. The CHRISTMAS TIME (DON'T LET THE...

Darkness Lose Out On Christmas Number One

British rockers THE DARKNESS have been beaten to the Christmas Number One spot by a little-known American duo. GARY JULES and MICHAEL ANDREWS achieved the coveted top spot with a cover of TEARS FOR...

Justin Darkness Delivers Mtv Christmas Message

Frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS of supergroup THE DARKNESS is to deliver an alternative Christmas message to Britain on music channel MTV. The rocker will be pitted against British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II, making her annual...

The Darkness Attack Number One Rival

Rockers THE DARKNESS have slammed the tune that's rivalling their bid for the British Christmas number one single, labelling it "not very Christmassy". The catsuit-clad band's CHRISTMAS TIME (DON'T LET THE BELLS END) is...

Darkness Get By With A Little Help From Their Mum

British glam rockers THE DARKNESS look set to score the Christmas number one in their native country - thanks to their mum. Devoted SANDY HAWKINS has already bought 20 copies of the band's single...

Rock To Beat Pop For Christmas No.1

Rockers THE DARKNESS and GARY JULES look set to beat POP IDOL contestants for the coveted Christmas No.1 in the British charts. The former favourite for the top spot - the IDOLS from TV...

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