The Darkness

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Oct 11, 2006 #1

The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins has quit the band to recover from drink and drug addictions.

The singer has decided to call it a day following a stint in The Priory rehab clinic in L****n.

"I feel bad for the others (in the band)," he told The Sun newspaper. "It will be an upheaval. But it's time for be to move on. It would be damaging to my recovery to stay on. I'm not blaming the band for my problem - I am an addict. There are people who can be in bands and stay clean, but I'm not one of them."

Despite his decision to quit, Hawkins said that the band will carry on without him, with bassist Richie Edwards, who replaced former band member Frankie Poullain, taking over the vocal duties.

According to the singer, his addiction to cocaine over the last few years became so bad that he was spending over a £1,000 a week on the drug.

"I feel like I've lost three years of my life. I'm only jsut coming to terms with what has happened because I was always off my face," he explained. "I became secretive, volatile and verbally abusive, a really unpleasant person to be around."

Hawkins added that he considered quitting The Darkness last year before the band set off on a world tour, but carried on before entering rehab in August.

The singer said he will now concentrate on recording a solo record and writing music for films.
5 spandex jumpsuit stores have jsut gone into liquidation.
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Oct 11, 2006 #2

You mean the shops can't survive on your custom alone?!

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Oct 11, 2006 #3

They probably could but I;m not gonna bother wearing them if Justin isn't. I'd look a prick.
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Oct 11, 2006 #4

jaguar way!
That's awful

They can't carry on-Justin IS the darkness!
Hmmmm... maybe I should audition

jaguar!
They can't
Argh
I'll never listen to them again
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Oct 11, 2006 #5

Lady Kat @ 11 Oct 2006, 04:11 PM wrote: I'll never listen to them again
Most people said that agggggggggggges ago
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Oct 11, 2006 #6

I'm sure they'll be able to find someone else to squeel while they play their instruments. Although, they will have to convince him to dress in spandex which may prove more challengaing.
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Oct 11, 2006 #7

Aww poor guy. I hope he sorts himself out.
The Darkness really are/were a shit band though :lol:
With all due respect Linda you lost your cherry to a dog.
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Oct 11, 2006 #8

jaguar THEY WERENT!
~beats Budgie up~
*cries in a corner*
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Oct 12, 2006 #9

Lady Kat @ 11 Oct 2006, 05:57 PM wrote: jaguar THEY WERENT!
~beats Budgie up~
*cries in a corner*
The first album was okay. It has some good stuff on it.

By the second album the joke had wore a bit thin.
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Oct 12, 2006 #10

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

I fucking love The Darkness. I realy like both albums and have seem then live twice, this is awful news, I knew Justin was in rehab but I did'nt expect this. I won't give up on them though, I'l give the bassist his chance to be a frontman before I decide whether I still like them or not.
Now its a mighty long way down rock'n'roll
Through the Bradford Cities and the Oreoles
'N you look like a star but you're still on the dole
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Oct 13, 2006 #11

first album - ace
1-time WCCW Television Champion
1-time WCCW Six Man Tag Team Champion
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theres more, but ewe'd be jealous of my awesomeness
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Oct 13, 2006 #12

They can't survive without Justin
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Oct 13, 2006 #13

I said the same thing about n*sync
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Oct 13, 2006 #14

People probably said that about Cilla Black when Syd Barrett left. Well, I say "left", they stopped wanking him up for gigs.

I suspect what's going to happen it that they are going to become a completely different band, and probably not do any of the older songs. Or at least do them really differently.

They may end up turning into an Irish folk band.

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Oct 13, 2006 #15

HarryFord @ 13 Oct 2006, 12:17 PM wrote: I said the same thing about n*sync
And you were right
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Oct 13, 2006 #16

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Now its a mighty long way down rock'n'roll
Through the Bradford Cities and the Oreoles
'N you look like a star but you're still on the dole
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Oct 13, 2006 #17

W H q T T H z F g CK ?!?!?! ^
Now its a mighty long way down rock'n'roll
Through the Bradford Cities and the Oreoles
'N you look like a star but you're still on the dole
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Feb 22, 2007 #18

The Darkness have announced ellos are in the studio, without former lead singer Justin Hawkins.

As previously reported, bassist Richie Edwards has taken over vocals.

The three remaining members from Lowestoft have confirmed that ellos are currently recording a new album, but that the record will be released under a different name.

Justin Hawkins quit the band after checking himself into The Priory for an alleged cocaine addiction, which he claimed cost him over £150,000.

Speaking on his MySpace page, Richie Edwards told fans, "It's finally happened, the big red record button has been pressed and we've officially started our album."
What's the point.
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Feb 22, 2007 #19

Fredyhello @ 22 Feb 2007, 12:56 PM wrote: bassist Richie Edwards
Thats... weird :blink:
With all due respect Linda you lost your cherry to a dog.
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Feb 22, 2007 #20

People have genuinely suggested that he might be Richey Edwards (ex Manics "guitarist"), and that he changed a couple of letters in his name in the hope that nobody would notice. Manics fans amuse me :)

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