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Hawkins Refuses To Beg For Fame In The Us

Rocker JUSTIN HAWKINS doesn't care if his band conquer the US - because American radio stations base their playlists on music industry politics. THE DARKNESS frontman hopes to follow the lead of OASIS, whose...

Hawkins Defends Short Album

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS insists the quality of his band's new album ONE WAY TICKET TO HELL... AND BACK more than makes up for its short running time. The 10-track album lasts for...

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...

The Darkness Bassist Speaks Of Brother Heartbreak

THE DARKNESS' new bass player RICHIE EDWARDS was inspired to become a professional musician by his late brother, who was killed in a house fire in 2001. Despite his continuing heartache, Edwards - who...

Madonna's Double Success

Queen of pop MADONNA is celebrating as single HUNG UP enjoys a second week at the top of the UK singles chart - and her album went straight to number one too. The disco...

Hawkins Ends Feud With Glastonbury Organiser

THE DARKNESS rocker JUSTIN HAWKINS has agreed to perform at a future Glastonbury Festival after ending his feud with the event's organiser MICHAEL EAVIS. The GROWING ON YOU star had previously labelled Eavis, who...

Hawkins Tears Up Blunt - Again

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has launched another scathing attack on singer/songwriter JAMES BLUNT - this time slamming the star's ambivalent lyrics. The ONE WAY TICKET hitmaker, who previously slammed the soldier-turned-singer as "wretched"...

Poullain Slams The Darkness' New Single

Sacked bassist FRANKIE POULLAIN has slammed THE DARKNESS' new single for being offensive to people struggling to beat drug addictions. Poullain was ousted from the chart-toppping rockers earlier this year (05) after alienating himself...

Hawkins: 'Lange Said Tone It Down, So We Camped It Up'

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS was so incensed when legendary music producer ROBERT 'MUTT' LANGE suggested they tone down their flamboyant rock to break America, he decided to record the campest album he could....

Hawkins Haunted By Unfriendly Poltergeist

Flamboyant rocker JUSTIN HAWKINS is plagued by a ghostly spirit that slams doors in his London home. Far from being afraid however, THE DARKNESS frontman has tried to establish contact with the ghost via...

Hawkins: 'I've Beaten Eating Disorder'

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has overcome his eating disorder demons and is now using exercise to keep his toned physique intact. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE rocker, who loves to...

Hawkins Attacks Bono's Ego

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has slammed Irish rocker BONO for "fuelling his ego" by arranging an audience with late Pope JOHN PAUL II. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE rocker can...

Hawkins Prepares His Own Funeral

THE DARKNESS rocker JUSTIN HAWKINS has already planned his own funeral - he wants to be preserved in amber. Hawkins wants an extravagant send-off, so he'll be remembered forever and mourned at a statue...

Hawkins Slams Chris Martin

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has slammed CHRIS MARTIN as "vain" and for having a "narcissism complex". The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE rocker dismisses Coldplay star Martin for lacking belief in...

The Darkness Buy Their Own Album On Ebay

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has paid GBP350 ($630) for a promotional copy of his new album advertised on internet auction site eBay - because he is determined not to let the songs be leaked...

Hawkins: 'I Was A Geeky Rocker'

THE DARKNESS brothers JUSTIN and DAN HAWKINS struggled to get on before forming the band, because Justin was "a geek" and Dan was "too cool". Singer/guitarist Justin was surprised when his hip younger brother...

Hawkins Hates Contemporary British Music

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has branded British music "a joke". The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE singer insists his UK rock contemporaries produce boring music which fails to interest international audiences....

Wilson Hails Kaiser Chiefs Progress

English singer RICKY WILSON is thrilled with the success his band the KAISER CHIEFS have enjoyed this year (05), because he felt they had a point to prove. The I PREDICT A RIOT star...

Hawkins Sings Of Baldness Fears

JUSTIN HAWKINS has written a song on THE DARKNESS' new album, dedicated to his fears of going bald. The long haired rocker is terrified he is destined to lose his hair, because heredity hair...

Darkness: 'Poullain Was A Negative Force'

THE DARKNESS would never have finished their second album if they hadn't kicked former bassist FRANKIE POULLAIN out of the band, according to frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS. Hawkins describes Poullain - who left the band...

The Darkness Chop Cocaine On New Album

THE DARKNESS have caused a stir by opening their upcoming album ONE WAY TICKET TO HELL AND BACK with the sound of cocaine being cut into lines and snorted. The glam rockers insist the...

The Darkness' Split Salvation

British rockers THE DARKNESS found themselves on the verge of splitting up for good while recording their second album this year (05) - and they are grateful to legendary producer ROY THOMAS BAKER for keeping...

Kasabian's Pizzorno Slams Franz Ferdinand

KASABIAN guitarist SERGE PIZZORNO has launching a scathing attack on FRANZ FERDINAND, comparing their quirky dress sense to the characters in 1970 film THE RAILWAY CHILDREN. The Scots band have been applauded by many...

Hawkins: 'If You Lke Music, You'll Like Our Album'

THE DARKNESS rocker JUSTIN HAWKINS is so confident his band's upcoming album will be a smash hit - he insists anyone who rejects it simply has no idea about music. The catsuit-sporting star and...

Hawkins: 'Poullain Alienated Himself'

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS is horrified his former bandmate FRANKIE POULLAIN has publicly slammed him for freezing him out of the band - as he insists the bassist alienated himself. The catsuit-sporting rocker...

Poullain Resented Hawkin's Girlfriend

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS knew he had to sack original bassist FRANKIE POULLAIN when he struggled to accept his girlfriend SUE WHITEHOUSE as the band's manager. Relations in the I BELIEVE IN A...

Hawkins Blasts 'Wretched, Talentless' Blunt

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS has threatened to leave singer JAMES BLUNT to the mercy of man-eating sharks - because he's furious the "wretched, talentless fool" has spent the last four weeks atop the UK...

Hawkins' Wedding Ultimatum

JUSTIN HAWKINS' fiancee SUE WHITEHOUSE has warned THE DARKNESS frontman she will call off their engagement if he doesn't set a wedding date soon. Whitehouse, who is also the band's manager, is furious the...

Hawkins: 'I Almost Quit The Darkness'

Flamboyant singer JUSTIN HAWKINS nearly walked out on THE DARKNESS when his relationship with his guitarist brother DAN hit the rocks. The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE rocker, who recently sniped that...

Hawkins' Cold War With Former Darkness Bassist

THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS is on such bad terms with his former bandmate FRANKIE POULLAIN - they only speak to each other through their lawyers. The bassist left the I BELIEVE IN A...

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