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Darkness' Geek Past

Rock sensations THE DARKNESS have been unmasked as childhood nerds who were "rather quiet" by a teacher who knew then as youngsters. High-pitched catsuit-wearing frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS and guitarist brother DAN were just seven...

Roth Salutes The Darkness

VAN HALEN singer DAVID LEE ROTH has given retro-rockers THE DARKNESS his seal of approval - and even wants to tour with the band. The Darkness have been hailed as making eighties rockers such...

Justin Sweeps The Board At Mtv Emas

It was JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE's night at the MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS yesterday (06NOV03), as the pop hunk picked up three awards. Winning Best Album, Best Male and Best Pop, Timberlake became progressively more emotional...

Darkness Cancel Again

Retro rockers THE DARKNESS have been forced to cancel their second gig in a row due to singer JUSTIN HAWKINS' laryngitis. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE stars pride themselves on being...

The Darkness Leave Fans In The Dark

British retro rockers THE DARKNESS were forced to cancel a gig on Saturday (18OCT03) after frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS fell ill with a throat infection. The spandex-clad performers were scheduled to play at the LIVERPOOL...

Darkness Bassist: I Want To Be Better Than Dad

THE DARKNESS rocker FRANKIE POULLAIN has one musical ambition, to become more successful than the father who deserted him as a child. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE bassist says he will...

Darkness Gig Canceled After Drowning Fear

Cult rockers THE DARKNESS have been banned from playing a historic gig in their home town amid fears that fans could drown at the beachfront venue. Spandex-clad singer JUSTIN HAWKINS and his bandmates had...

The Darkness Rock America

British glam rockers THE DARKNESS are inching closer to cracking the American music market, after winning the support of an influential US radio station. After topping the British charts, the lycra-clad sensation swiftly turned...

Darkness Get Sentimental

British rockers THE DARKNESS are planning to give fans "the gift that keeps on giving" with the release of hotly-tipped Christmas single. The spandex-clad foursome are releasing CHRISTMAS TIME (DON'T LET THE BELLS END)...

Darkness Mix It Up For Xmas Video

Rockers THE DARKNESS are promising a highly festive mix of "staple" images for the video to their eagerly-awaited Christmas single - including a Ferrari and children in woolly hats. The band shot the promo...

The Darkness Make The World See The Light

British band THE DARKNESS are delighted by their whirlwind success, because it's brought stadium rock back to the masses. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE hitmakers have burst onto the music scene...

Darkness Form After Drunken Family Gathering

Rockers THE DARKNESS have their family to thank for their creation - singer JUSTIN HAWKINS only became aware of his vocal prowess at a drunken bash with his relatives. The I BELIEVE IN A...

Black Eyed Peas Hold On To Number One

American band BLACK EYED PEAS are still topping the British charts after four weeks. Heavily hyped rock act THE DARKNESS have failed to knock the WHERE IS THE LOVE group from the top spot,...

Darkness' Justin Marrying Manager

THE DARKNESS' frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has found a SHARON to his OZZY OSBOURNE - he's secretly engaged to his band's manager. The tattooed rocker is madly in love with mum-of-one SUE WHITEHOUSE, 36, who's...

Coldplay Scoop Four Q Award Nominations

British rockers COLDPLAY are leading the race at music bible Q's annual awards - after picking up for four nominations. The YELLOW band - fronted by CHRIS MARTIN - have been nominated in the...

The Darkness: We're For Real

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS is out to show fans a good time - and insists he's no "novelty act". The Spandex-clad falsetto-singing Brit has had music pundits in a flap as they try...

The Darkness Banned By Wal-mart

Retro rockers THE DARKNESS are having their planned assault on America held up by WAL-MART - the chain store is refusing to stock their album because the cover features a naked woman. The British...

The Darkness Slam Mercury Prize Audience

British rockers THE DARKNESS have slammed the "tepid" audience at this Tuesday's (09SEP03) MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE AWARDS in London - because they didn't react well to their performance. Singer JUSTIN HAWKINS and his spandex-clad...

Darkness Plan Christmas Song

Retro rockers THE DARKNESS are putting their MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE loss behind them by planning to top off a massively successful year (03) with a Christmas single. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED...

Dizzee Rascal Wins Mercury Music Prize

Teenager DIZZEE RASCAL has become the first rapper to win Britain's prestigious PANASONIC MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE. The up and coming star, who at 19 is the youngest person to land the $32,000 (GBP20,000) award,...

The Darkness Aim To Keep It Real

Flamboyant rockers THE DARKNESS are determined to keep it real and sing about subjects their fans can relate to. Despite aping legendary excessive rockers like AEROSMITH and MOTLEY CRUE, the I BELIEVE IN A...

The Darkness Get Rush-release In America

Breakout British rockers THE DARKNESS are heading for the big time - their debut album is being rush-released in America in a bid to shoot them to the top of the charts. Despite being...

The Darkness Headline Mtv2 Birthday Bash

British rockers THE DARKNESS have cemented their mass appeal after being awarded a headline slot at London's BRIXTON ACADEMY to mark MTV2's fifth birthday. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE band are...

The Darkness: 'We Will Conquer America'

Rock sensations THE DARKNESS are vowing to conquer the American music market - once they've cracked "Luxembourg, then Malaysia". The spandex-clad hitmakers - whose album PERMISSION TO LAND sits atop of the British chart,...

The Darkness Inspire The Stones

Up-and-coming rock outfit THE DARKNESS received the ultimate compliment from music stalwart SIR MICK JAGGER when he took a liking to their extravagant stage outfits. The GROWING ON ME sensations supported the ROLLING STONES...

The Darkness Win + Then Lose Rock Awards

British newcomers THE DARKNESS are ecstatic after winning two awards from heavy metal magazine KERRANG! - but can't remember what they did with them. The GROWING ON ME rockers won Best Album and Best...

The Darkness Triumph At Kerrang! Awards

Hot British band THE DARKNESS scored two awards at last night's KERRANG! awards, which honour the best in rock and metal music. The GROWING ON ME group scooped the Best Live Act and Best...

The Darkness Relaxed About Mercury Prize Nomination

British rockers THE DARKNESS are delighted with their nomination for the country's prestigious MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE - but remain unfazed at the prospect of winning. The GROWING ON ME hitmakers would love to win...

The Darkness Ready To Light Up UK Heavy Metal Awards

British band THE DARKNESS are set to cement their position in the big time at tonight's prestigious KERRANG! AWARDS. The much-hyped rock band are nominated in three categories at tonight's (21AUG03) London ceremony, the...

Leeds Festival Will Go Ahead

LATEST: Britain's CARLING WEEKEND: LEEDS FESTIVAL will go ahead as planned this weekend (22/24AUG03) - despite a last minute attempt to pull the plug on the event. An emergency meeting of LEEDS CITY COUNCIL...

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