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Hawkins Aims For Eurovision

Former THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS is one of six acts competing to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest later this year (07). Hawkins, who quit the British rockers last year (06) after...

Former Darkness Frontman Aims For Eurovision

Justin Hawkins, former frontman of The Darkness, is one of six artists and groups who will battle it out to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.Once used to number one success, Hawkins...

By on 28 February 2007

The Darkness Plan New Group

The Darkness are set to record a new album under a different name and without frontman Justin Hawkins.Hawkins left the band last autumn after entering rehab following a downward spiral of drink and drug problems,...

By on 22 February 2007

Darkness Return With New Name

British rockers THE DARKNESS are staging a return to the music scene with a new name and singer. Previous frontman and lead vocalist JUSTIN HAWKINS quit the group in October (06) after successfully overcoming his...

Bassist Takes Over As Darkness Frontman

THE DARKNESS have reportedly named bassist RICHIE EDWARDS as the group's new frontman, following the surprise departure of JUSTIN HAWKINS in October (06). Hawkins quit the group after successfully overcoming his drink and drug problems...

Hawkins For The House?

The outrageous frontman of The Darkness, Justin Hawkins, has been hotly-tipped to enter the celebrity Big Brother house.Hawkins, 31, hit the UK charts in 2003 with the Brit award winning album, Permission to Land. However,...

By on 16 December 2006

Hawkins Will Go Solo

Former THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS will launch a solo career, after he has recovered from his split from the group. Hawkins left the band last month (OCT06), after winning a long battle with drink...

The Darkness Dropped By Record Label

British rockers THE DARKNESS have been dropped by their record label in the wake of frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS' departure. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE star has been clean of cocaine and alcohol...

Hawkins Eyes Career In Counselling

Former THE DARKNESS frontman is considering a career in counselling after spending months in rehab battling addictions. The singer, who quit the band yesterday (10OCT06), checked into exclusive London clinic The Priory in August (06)...

Hawkins' Three-year Cocaine Binge

Former THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS spent a staggering $270,000 (GBP150,000) on cocaine in the three years after he shot to stardom in 2003. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE rocker, who quit...

Hawkins Quits The Darkness

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS quit the British rockers yesterday (10OCT06), after successfully undergoing rehab for drink and drug problems. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE star has been clean of cocaine and...

Pizzorno Slams 'Soft' Chaplin

KASABIAN guitarist SERGE PIZZORNO has launched a scathing attack on KEANE frontman TOM CHAPLIN after he went into rehab for drink and drug addiction. Pizzorno accuses the musician of pretending to have a drug problem...

Rehab Inspires Rock Supergroup

Troubled rockers PETE DOHERTY, JUSTIN HAWKINS and KEANE frontman TOM CHAPLIN have set up songwriting sessions together in exclusive London clinic The Priory to cope with their rehabilitation therapy. The trio, who are all battling...

The Darkness Deny Label Axe

Flamboyant rockers THE DARKNESS have blasted reports they've been dropped by their record label, despite confirming frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has entered rehab for substance abuse. The singer checked himself into London clinic The Priory earlier...

Hawkins Checks Himself Into The Priory

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS checked himself into London rehab clinic The Priory on Saturday (12AUG06), according to a British newspaper. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE rocker, who has admitted battling the...

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...

The Things They Say 2056

"This is all hard-earned fat and I'm having a great time. Beneath it still lies the beating heart of a rock Adonis." THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS refuses to worry about piling on the pounds.

Datsuns Were Prepared For Backlash

Cult rockers THE DATSUNS were prepared for the critical mauling given to their 2004 second album OUTTA SIGHT/OUTTA MIND, because the hype surrounding them had been so intense. The New Zealand four-piece were so lauded...

Hawkins' Controversial War Soccer Song

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has written a controversial anthem for this summer's (06) World Cup soccer championships in Germany - referring back to World War II. The flamboyant singer says his country shouldn't be...

The Darkness To Enter The Bubble?

THE DARKNESS may be the latest band to be filmed living in a glass box for a new reality TV show called BAND IN THE BUBBLE. Australian band REGURGITATOR and their management team have sold...

Mtv AVMA Organisers Come Under Fire For 'Shambolic' Ceremony

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...

Simpson And Veronicas Lead Mtv AVMA Winners

American pop star ASHLEE SIMPSON and newcomers THE VERONICAS were the big winners at the MTV Australian Video Music Awards (AVMAs) today (12APR06), picking up two awards each. Simpson, who also hosted the star-studded ceremony...

Wolfmother Slam The Darkness

New Australian rock band WOLFMOTHER have lashed out at Brit rockers THE DARKNESS, accusing the group of making rock music sound ridiculous. The Sydney-based band are angry at the success The Darkness have enjoyed with...

Hawkins Injures Wrist On Tour

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...

Bon Jovi Slams The Darkness

American rocker JON BON JOVI has launched a scathing attack on THE DARKNESS, likening the British band to spoof group SPINAL TAP. The BON JOVI frontman, 43, is amazed The Darkness take themselves seriously as...

Fascinating Fact 1035

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS wants his new guitar encrusted with 4,000 gems to ensure he becomes the first rock star to own a crystal-studded instrument....

Hawkins Learns To Fly

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS is learning to fly, because he yearns to arrive at his gigs in style. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE hitmaker plans to buy his own helicopter...

Madonna Leads Mtv AVMA Nods

Superstar MADONNA is leading the nominations at this year's (06) MTV Australia Video Music Awards (MTV AVMAs), with 5 nods. The MATERIAL GIRL's new album CONFESSIONS ON A DANCE FLOOR has earned her nominations...

U2 And The Pogues Pick Up Irish Music Awards

Rock superstars U2 lead the way at last night's (02FEB06) Meteor Ireland Music Awards, snapping up three prizes. The band scooped Best Irish Band, Best Live Performance and their LP HOW TO DISMANTLE AN...

The Things They Say 1169

"We take our Adnams ale in a case - like ELTON JOHN and his HP sauce." British rockers THE DARKNESS have hit the big time....

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