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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 12:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rock group The Darkness are reforming - but without lead singer Justin Hawkins.

The three remaining members of the rock act, from Lowestoft, Suffolk, have announced that they have begun work recording a new album.

The new material will be released by the band under a different name. Hawkins quit the band after reportedly revealing a £150,000 cocaine addiction.

He checked into celebrity rehab clinic The Priory. The band's bassist, Richie Edwards, will take over as singer.

Confirming the news on his MySpace web page, Edwards told fans: "It's finally happened, the big red record button has been pressed and we've officially started our album."

The Darkness rose to fame in 2003 when they released debut album Permission to Land, achieving chart success with hits I Believe In a Thing Called Love and Growing On Me.

They went on to win three Brit Awards in 2004 and looked set to cement their place as one of the biggest bands in the world.

But fame took its toll and original bass player Frankie Poullain left the band in May 2005, blaming increased tensions with Justin Hawkins on his departure.

Hawkins was admitted to The Priory last August and two months later announced he had quit the band.

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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

who feckin cares?


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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Obviously you care enough to reply

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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I care enough to say WHO FECKIN CARES?


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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, shit. I thought you were going to say that Justin Hawkins was back..:-P

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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No Darkness with Justin!


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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 14:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"The new material will be released by the band under a different name."

Read this today in the local paper as well.





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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It should be interesting to hear what they sound like without Justin.

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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 15:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A bit quieter I guess....it'll be interesting, like you say.

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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=maroon>bitesthedust wrote:

A bit quieter I guess....it'll be interesting, like you say.


Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!! SO true. xD

So, who will sing lead vocals? Are they bringing in a new front man?



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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The bass player (Richie Edwards) is the new lead singer.

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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They've got a new bassist too, so I assume Richie Edwards will just do vocals for the new group.

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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 16:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aww, I thought Justin Hawkins was back..


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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 16:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I care enough to say WHO FECKIN CARES?


I fucking care! This is great news!


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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 17:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, the bassist is gonna go over to vocals. John Deacon'll replace him on bass.

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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 17:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How strange.. The news that The Darkness are reforming without Justin Hawkins, has annoyed me more than when I heard the news that Queen were reforming with Paul Rodgers.

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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I care enough to say WHO FECKIN CARES?


I fucking care! This is great news!
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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hopefully this time they won't get a Freddie Mercury wannabe.


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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 18:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

Hopefully this time they won't get a Freddie Mercury wannabe.


Hmmmm... I'm not sure about that...

I mean, Richie Edwards is a bigger fan of Queen then Justin Hawkins is. :-P

We will just have to wait and see.

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Posted: 21 Feb 07, 18:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Er, this was all announced at the time. They said they'd carry on, they said the bassist would sing.

How can it be a reformation if they never disbanded?