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The Darkness
The Darkness in concert, 2004.
The Darkness in concert, 2004.
Background information
Origin Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
Genre(s) Hard rock
Glam rock
Glam metal
Heavy metal
Rock and roll
Years active 20002006
Label(s) Atlantic Records
Must Destroy
Associated acts Onion Trump
Stone Gods
British Whale
Website TheDarknessRock.com
Former members
Justin Hawkins
Richie Edwards
Ed Graham
Dan Hawkins
Frankie Poullain

The Darkness were an English glam rock band. They were widely regarded as a glam rock band, but the members disputed this and saw themselves as a classic hard-rock band. Their highly retro style of music was influenced by rock bands like Queen, AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith, Sparks, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, T. Rex, Def Leppard, Whitesnake and Thin Lizzy. They were best known for the soaring falsetto of their lead singer Justin Hawkins, whose departure in 2006 resulted in the dissolution of the band. The Darkness may refer to: The Darkness, the English rock band The Darkness (comics), the comic book The Darkness (video game), the video game based on the comic Through The Darkness, the third album released by American rock band D Generation Darkness Category: ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... , Lowestoft (pronouned IPA: /loʊs tɔft, -tɒft, -təf/) is a town in Suffolk, East Anglia, England, lying between the eastern edge of The Broads National Park at Oulton Broad and the North Sea. ... Suffolk (pronounced ) is a large historic and modern non-metropolitan county in East Anglia, England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a style of rock music, which initially surfaced in the post-hippie early 1970s. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Must Destroy is the independent record label that discovered The Darkness and Goldie Lookin Chain and released records by bands such as Do Me Bad Things. ... Stone Gods are a band formed by ex-members of defunct UK rock band The Darkness. ... British Whale is the solo alias of singer/guitarist/keyboardist Justin Hawkins from Lowestoft in the East of England. ... Justin David Hawkins (born on March 17, 1975) is an English musician and songwriter, best known for being the former lead singer and lead guitarist of The Darkness, noted for his heavy use of falsetto and charismatic persona. ... This article is about the Darkness bassist. ... Ed Graham (full name Edwin James Graham) is the drummer in the English rock band The Darkness. ... Daniel Francis Hawkins (born December 12, 1976 in Lowestoft, England) is the guitarist and back-up singer of the band The Darkness. ... Francis Gillis Patterson (born 15 April 1967), better known as Frankie Poullain, was the bass player for rock band The Darkness. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a style of rock music, which initially surfaced in the post-hippie early 1970s. ... Glam rock (also known as glitter rock), is a style of rock music, which initially surfaced in the post-hippie early 1970s. ... Retro is a term used to describe the culture of the past. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1971 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... This article is about the band. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... Sparks is an American rock and pop music band formed in Los Angeles in 1970 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals). ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... This article is about the band Van Halen. ... T. Rex (originally known as Tyrannosaurus Rex, also occasionally spelled T Rex or T-Rex), were an English rock band fronted by Marc Bolan. ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. ... Whitesnake is an English hard rock band, founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple). ... Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band who formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. ... Falsetto (Italian diminutive of falso, false) is a singing technique that produces sounds that are pitched higher than the singers normal range, in the treble range. ... Justin David Hawkins (born on March 17, 1975) is an English musician and songwriter, best known for being the former lead singer and lead guitarist of The Darkness, noted for his heavy use of falsetto and charismatic persona. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Originally started in 1991 from Kirkley High School, Lowestoft in Suffolk, brothers Justin Hawkins (vocals and guitar) and Dan Hawkins (guitar and vocals) found themselves in London where they met up with childhood friends, Frankie Poullain (bass guitar and vocals) and Ed Graham (drums and percussion), and thus The Darkness was formed. Dan initially saw his brother's potential of being a frontman after Justin did an impressive recreation of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' at a New Year's Eve party in 1999, thrown by Justin and Dan's aunt in her pub The Swan at Gillingham just over the River Waveney in Norfolk, despite the fact that Justin was only miming to the original song. Playing at first only in pubs and bars, their pyrotechnic guitar solos and over the top performances soon brought them to public knowledge. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... , Lowestoft (pronouned IPA: /loÊŠs tÉ”ft, -tÉ’ft, -tÉ™f/) is a town in Suffolk, East Anglia, England, lying between the eastern edge of The Broads National Park at Oulton Broad and the North Sea. ... Suffolk (pronounced ) is a large historic and modern non-metropolitan county in East Anglia, England. ... Justin David Hawkins (born on March 17, 1975) is an English musician and songwriter, best known for being the former lead singer and lead guitarist of The Darkness, noted for his heavy use of falsetto and charismatic persona. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... Daniel Francis Hawkins (born December 12, 1976 in Lowestoft, England) is the guitarist and back-up singer of the band The Darkness. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... Francis Gillis Patterson (born 15 April 1967), better known as Frankie Poullain, was the bass player for rock band The Darkness. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... Ed Graham (full name Edwin James Graham) is the drummer in the English rock band The Darkness. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ...   is a song written by Freddie Mercury and originally recorded by the band Queen for their 1975 album A Night at the Opera. ... The Waveney is a river which forms the border between Suffolk and Norfolk, England, within The Broads National Park. ... Norfolk (pronounced ) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ...

Contents

Permission to Land and commercial success

Their debut album, Permission to Land, went straight to number two in the UK charts upon its release on 7 July 2003, before going to number one and staying there for four weeks, eventually going on to sell 1.5 million copies in the UK. Permission to Land is the debut album of The Darkness. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Justin Hawkins
Justin Hawkins

The Darkness took inspiration for some of their work from the local north Suffolk area, including "Black Shuck" which mentions the nearby village of Blythburgh. Download high resolution version (429x700, 66 KB)Justin Hawkins of The Darkness during the Ankkarock festival in Vantaa, Finland. ... Download high resolution version (429x700, 66 KB)Justin Hawkins of The Darkness during the Ankkarock festival in Vantaa, Finland. ... Black Shuck is the name given to a ghostly black dog which is said to roam the Norfolk and Suffolk coastline. ... Holy Trinity church Blythburgh is an English village in the coastal Suffolk marshes, under a hundred miles from London, and four miles from the North Sea at Southwold. ...


The success of this album led to heavy touring for the band, including European portions of the Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003. They then went on to headline the Carling Festival in 2004. The band won three BRIT Awards in 2004 in response to the album, Best Group, Best Rock Group and Best Album. They also won two Kerrang! awards in 2004 for Best Live Act and Best British Band. The third single from the album, "I Believe in a Thing Called Love", was a substantial hit in the UK as was their tilt at the Christmas 2003 number 1, "Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)", which only just fell short, both singles reaching No.2 in 2003. In 2003, Metallica staged the Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003, in part to promote their latest album, St. ... ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... I Believe in a Thing Called Love is a song by the English rock group The Darkness. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


By late 2004 the band's constant media coverage had started to lead to a general public backlash of antipathy, with the commonly-heard claim that they were no more than a novelty band.[citation needed] The band themselves seemed to show signs that they were disillusioned with their constant media appearances, infamously walking off of an episode of the U.S.-nationally-syndicated radio talk show Loveline (to the barely-concealed delight of hosts Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky on April 19, 2004). Ultimately, the band responded to the criticism of over-saturation by touring the UK's top arenas on their Winter-National Tour. One part of the show included Justin climbing upon a life-sized tiger during "Love on the Rocks with No Ice" and being elevated above the audience whilst playing guitar. The majority of the shows on the tour had sold out.[citation needed] In the field of astrology antipathy is the conflict in the natal horoscopes of two people who feel an aversion to each other. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Loveline is a syndicated radio call-in program in the United States, Canada and Mexico, offering medical and relationship advice to listeners, often with the assistance of guests, including actors and members of popular bands. ... Adam Carolla (born May 27, 1964) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American comedian, comedy writer, radio personality, television personality and actor. ... Drew Pinsky (born September 4, 1958 as David Drew Pinsky) is a board-certified physician and addiction medicine specialist, best known as co-host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show Loveline. ... See also: April 18, 2004 - April 2004 - April 20, 2004 Ten Iraqi Kurds and North Africans are arrested by UK police on suspicion of violating the Terrorism Act 2000. ...


One Way Ticket to Hell... And Back

On May 23, 2005 bassist Frankie Poullain left the band during recording of their second album, One Way Ticket to Hell... And Back, apparently due to "musical differences". Frankie has disputed this version of events, claiming he was "frozen out" and forced to leave the band. On June 13, 2005, The Darkness announced that Richie Edwards, formerly Dan's guitar technician, had replaced Frankie as bassist. is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Francis Gillis Patterson (born 15 April 1967), better known as Frankie Poullain, was the bass player for rock band The Darkness. ... One Way Ticket to Hell. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Darkness bassist. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ...


In October 2005, a month before the album was to be officially released, Justin Hawkins won an eBay auction for a copy of One Way Ticket to Hell... And Back for £350 under the username 'turbogunhawk'. He claimed he did this so that he could track down whoever sold the digitally-marked advance copy of the album and try to prevent it from happening again. [1] This article is about the online auction center. ...


"One Way Ticket", the first single from their second album, was released on 14 November 2005, debuting and peaking at number 8 on the UK Singles chart. The album itself was released on November 28, 2005, to somewhat mixed reviews. The album was produced by rock producer Roy Thomas Baker, best known for his work with Queen. Early sales figures in the UK showed the album had not sold as well its predecessor, Permission to Land. The album debuted at number 11, and fell to number 34 in the second week of its release. Although it has since reached platinum status, this contrasts with their debut's five times platinum status. is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roy Thomas Baker is a English record producer who helped create a number of extremely popular pop and rock records in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1971 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Permission to Land is the debut album of The Darkness. ...


The second single taken from their second album was Is It Just Me?, released on February 20, 2006. The single gained a preliminary position of No. 6 all that week, but finally charted at number 8. Justin announced when on stage that their third single to be released from the album was "Girlfriend". Released May 22, Girlfriend charted at number 39, mainly due to the lack of radio play and promotion. is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Girlfriend is 2006 single from the British rock band The Darkness from their second album One Way Ticket to Hell. ... is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Justin Hawkins
Justin Hawkins

The band followed up their second album with a tour of the UK and Ireland, consisting of 12 dates in the major cities. The tour opened in Dublin's Point Depot on 4 February and closed in the Nottingham Arena on 20 February. Few of the venues sold out, their appeal seemingly having become more selective. Their world tour, which followed, arrived in Australia and Japan after touring Scandinavia and Continental Europe in March. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Point Theatre (originally dubbed The Point Depot, and often referred to simply as The Point) is a concert and events venue in Dublin, Ireland. ... is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Justin Hawkins' departure

In August 2006, lead singer Justin Hawkins was admitted to a rehabilitation clinic in concern of his health, which caused the band to cancel several concerts.[2] Around this same time the band confirmed that they were to start working on their 3rd album to be released early 2007. However on October 10, 2006, The Sun newspaper reported that Justin Hawkins was leaving the band after completing his course of rehabilitation from alcohol and cocaine problems.[3] The article, and ensuing rumours, stated that the band would continue without him, possibly with Richie Edwards as the front man. In response to the story being reported by the media, the following message was posted on The Darkness' official forum:[4] is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about a British tabloid. ...

"We're sorry that you had to find this out through the newspapers, but we were hoping until the last minute that this - Justin's exit - wasn't going to happen. We - Dan, Ed and Richie - are still in total shock and can't say at this stage what the future holds. We would like to thank all our fans, partners and family for their continuous support. You will hear from us, once we know what we want to do..."

Stone Gods

On December 24, 2006, it was reported by Yahoo! News that bass player Richie Edwards would become the group's new frontman, with Toby MacFarlaine to join The Darkness and take over on bass.[5] In blog entries on MySpace, Richie Edwards, Dan Hawkins and Ed Graham said that they had started recording a new album with Toby McFarlaine, and that they had formed a new band together. is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yahoo! News is an Internet-based news aggregator provided by Yahoo!. It features Top Stories, U.S. National, World, Business, Entertainment, Science, Health, Weather, Most Popular, News Photos, Op/Ed, and Local news. ... Frontman (also front man) is a term referring to the lead singer or band leader of a music group. ... Toby MacFarlaine is a musician from London, England. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ...


On March 2, 2007, The Darkness' official website was changed, showing a photograph of the new, and as yet unnamed band. Links to the members individual Myspace pages were included, confirming the line-up of Richie Edwards, Dan Hawkins, Toby MacFarlaine and Ed Graham. Richie later added a message to the site, categorically confirming that the band would not continue under the name "The Darkness", saying "we are literally days away from announcing our new name". is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about the Darkness bassist. ... Daniel Francis Hawkins (born December 12, 1976 in Lowestoft, England) is the guitarist and back-up singer of the band The Darkness. ... Toby MacFarlaine is a musician from London, England. ... Ed Graham (full name Edwin James Graham) is the drummer in the English rock band The Darkness. ...


It was announced on August 25, 2007 that the band had finished recording an album but no release dates or names, of either the band or album, had been decided. Record label and support has yet to be decided. is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On November 9, 2007, it was announced on The University of East Anglia's student union website that the new band would be called Stone Gods. This name was confirmed on the official website on November 21, 2007. The line-up has been confirmed as Dan Hawkins (lead guitar), Toby MacFarlaine (bass), Ed Graham (drums) and Richie Edwards (vocals/guitar). is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... UEA redirects here. ... A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... Stone Gods are a band formed by ex-members of defunct UK rock band The Darkness. ... is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Discography

All chart positions are based on UK entries.


Albums

Permission to Land is the debut album of The Darkness. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... One Way Ticket to Hell. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

EPs

  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love (2002)
  • Christmas Time (2005)

Singles

Year Song UK Singles Chart US Mainstream Rock US Modern Rock AUS Singles Chart Album
2003 "Get Your Hands Off My Woman" 43 - - - Permission to Land
2003 "Growing on Me" 11 40 31 46
2003 "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" 2 23 9 40
2003 "Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)" 2 - - - Non-album single
2004 "Love Is Only a Feeling" 5 - - 35 Permission to Land
2005 "One Way Ticket" 8 - - 36 One Way Ticket to Hell... And Back
2006 "Is It Just Me?" 8 - - 39
2006 "Girlfriend" 39 - - -

“British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... The Mainstream Rock Tracks chart is a ranking in Billboard magazine of the most-played songs on mainstream rock radio stations, a category that includes stations that play primarily rock music but are not modern rock (that is, alternative) stations, which are counted in the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. ... Hot Modern Rock Tracks is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in Billboard magazine since September 10, 1988. ... The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. ... See also: 2003 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2003 Record labels established in 2003 // January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Permission to Land is the debut album of The Darkness. ... Growing on Me is a song by glam rock band The Darkness from their album Permission to Land. ... I Believe in a Thing Called Love is a song by the English rock group The Darkness. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2004 Record labels established in 2004 2000s in music. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... See also: 2005 in heavy metal music 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 Albums released in 2005 January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including... One Way Ticket is the leading single from British rock band The Darknesss second studio album, One Way Ticket To Hell. ... One Way Ticket to Hell. ... See also: 2006 in British music Musical groups established in 2006 Record labels established in 2006 // January – James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Girlfriend is 2006 single from the British rock band The Darkness from their second album One Way Ticket to Hell. ...

Awards

2003

  • Kerrang! Best Album (Permission to Land)
  • Kerrang! Best Live Act
  • Metal Hammer 'Golden God' for Best Single (Get Your Hands Off My Woman)

The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Metal Hammer (sometimes MetalHammer) is a monthly heavy metal magazine in the United Kingdom, Ireland and in Germany, Austria, Spain, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Serbia and Montenegro by a different publisher. ...

2004

  • Kerrang! Best British Band
  • Kerrang! Best Live Act
  • Metal Hammer 'Golden God' for Best Video ("Love Is Only a Feeling")
  • Ivor Novello Award for Songwriters of the Year
  • BRIT Award for Best Act
  • BRIT Award for Best Rock Act
  • BRIT Award for Best Album (Permission to Land)
  • MTV Europe Music Award for Best MTV2 UK & Ireland Act
  • IFPI Platinum Europe Award for sales in Europe in excess of 1,000,000 (triple Platinum) (Permission to Land)
  • Elle Style Award for Most Stylish Band
  • Meteor Ireland Award for Best Album (Permission to Land)
  • Smash Hits! Pollwinners' Party for Best Rock Award
  • RIAA Digital Sales Certifications Gold Award for 100,000 downloads (I Believe in a Thing Called Love)
  • European Border Breakers Award for debut albums of European acts achieving the best sales outside of their country of origin in 2003 (Permission to Land)

The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards awarded for songwriting and composing. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. ... The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is the organization that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide. ... Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ... ELLE is a worldwide magazine that focuses on womens fashion, beauty, health, and entertainment. ... Smash Hits is a British music magazine aimed primarily at teenage girls. ... The RIAA Logo. ...

2005

  • ASCAP Award for one of the Most Performed Works in the USA (I Believe in a Thing Called Love)

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization known as a collecting society that protects copyright, ensuring that music which is broadcast, commercially recorded, or otherwise used for profit, pays a fee to compensate the creators of that music. ...

2006

  • MTV Australia's Best Rock Rock Video award (One Way Ticket)

References

  1. ^ UK band buys own album from eBay at theage.com.au
  2. ^ Statement from the band over recent criticism
  3. ^ Justin Quits
  4. ^ Message from the band
  5. ^ Bassist takes over as Darkness frontman

See also

Toby MacFarlaine is a musician from London, England. ... British Whale is the solo alias of singer/guitarist/keyboardist Justin Hawkins from Lowestoft in the East of England. ...

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to:
  • thedarknessrock.com, the band's official website
  • www.justinhawkins.org , Justin Hawkins fan forum
The Darkness
Justin Hawkins | Dan Hawkins | Richie Edwards | Ed Graham
Frankie Poullain
Discography
Albums: Permission to Land | One Way Ticket to Hell... And Back
Singles: I Believe in a Thing Called Love | Get Your Hands Off My Woman | Growing on Me | I Believe in a Thing Called Love | Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End) | Love Is Only a Feeling | One Way Ticket | Girlfriend
Labels
Atlantic Records | Must Destroy
Related Articles
Stone Gods | Onion Trump
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Justin David Hawkins (born on March 17, 1975) is an English musician and songwriter, best known for being the former lead singer and lead guitarist of The Darkness, noted for his heavy use of falsetto and charismatic persona. ... Daniel Francis Hawkins (born December 12, 1976 in Lowestoft, England) is the guitarist and back-up singer of the band The Darkness. ... This article is about the Darkness bassist. ... Ed Graham (full name Edwin James Graham) is the drummer in the English rock band The Darkness. ... Francis Gillis Patterson (born 15 April 1967), better known as Frankie Poullain, was the bass player for rock band The Darkness. ... Permission to Land is the debut album of The Darkness. ... One Way Ticket to Hell. ... I Believe in a Thing Called Love is a song by the English rock group The Darkness. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Growing on Me is a song by glam rock band The Darkness from their album Permission to Land. ... I Believe in a Thing Called Love is a song by the English rock group The Darkness. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... One Way Ticket is the leading single from British rock band The Darknesss second studio album, One Way Ticket To Hell. ... Girlfriend is 2006 single from the British rock band The Darkness from their second album One Way Ticket to Hell. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Must Destroy is the independent record label that discovered The Darkness and Goldie Lookin Chain and released records by bands such as Do Me Bad Things. ... Stone Gods are a band formed by ex-members of defunct UK rock band The Darkness. ...

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