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The Darkness’ Justin Hawkins Rushed to Hospital Due to Chemical Burns

Justin Hawkins, the lead singer and guitarist for The Darkness, was rushed to the hospital after an accident that left him with melted shorts and…
Emily Tan / June 12, 2020

A Guide to the Most Anticipated 2017 Fall Releases

This fall, Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, Destroyer, and Protomartyr are just a few of the acts with hotly anticipated new releases. Find a preview of the season's most talked-about forthcoming…
SPIN Staff / August 30, 2017

The Darkness – “All The Pretty Girls”

Taylor Swift and I have many things in common, but one of the quirkier items in the shared area of our Venn diagram is this: I…
Michael Nelson, Stereogum / July 21, 2017

Watch Taylor Swift Lip Synch for Her Life to the Darkness’ ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love’

We've seen Taylor Swift rap (and fall) along to Drake and Future's 2015 single "Jumpman" for an Apple Music commercial. We've seen her rock out…
Brennan Carley / May 12, 2016

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Flaming Lips Headline Brooklyn’s Great GoogaMooga Festival

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Flaming Lips, Matt & Kim, Father John Misty, De La Soul, the Darkness, and more are booked to play this year's…
Kyle McGovern / March 26, 2013

The Darkness’ ‘With a Woman’ Video Is a Goofy ‘Hot For Teacher’ Remake

To hate the Darkness is to hate fun. To love the Darkness is to love schlock. And therein lies the frustrating side of this Suffolk…
SPIN Staff / March 8, 2013

The Darkness, Iggy and the Stooges Both Plotting (New) ‘Old-School’ Albums

Fans of U.K. glam metal and no-frills Detroit punk each have something to look forward to: new albums from the Darkness and the Stooges are…
Kyle McGovern / January 25, 2013

Hear the Darkness’ Giddy, Glammy ‘Everybody Have a Good Time’

The Darkness don't do anything halfway. When the recently reunited English hard rockers introduced their first new music in seven years, falsetto-festooned "Nothin's Gonna Stop…
Marc Hogan / June 25, 2012

The Darkness ‘Beat the KLF,’ Poop on Munch’s ‘The Scream’

Apparently the news media got it wrong: An art collector didn't spend $119 million on Edvard Munch's expressionistic painting the Scream, it was actually retro…
Kory Grow / June 13, 2012

Defend Yourself, Justin Hawkins of the Darkness!

Justin Hawkins, frontman for recently reunited hard rockers, the Darkness, has lived a life that has simultaneously conformed to and satirized just about every cliché…
David Peisner / March 15, 2012

Watch the Darkness’ Cartoonishly Excessive ‘Nothin’s Gonna Stop Us’ Clip

When the going gets tough, artists hoping to capture the moment have a couple of options: feel our pain, or help us pretend that the…
Marc Hogan / February 1, 2012

Darkness Plot New LP, The Horrors Return + More

After announcing their reunion in March, The Darkness are set to record a new album for 2012 and embark on a world tour.
SPIN Staff / May 25, 2011

The Darkness Reunite

Good news for spandex-lovin' glam-rock fans: The Darkness are back!
William Goodman / March 15, 2011

Hot Leg: Into the Light

Steel Panther stride onstage around 1 A.M. at La Zona Rosa on the second night of Austin, Texas' annual South by Southwest music festival. The…
David Peisner / May 22, 2009