The Darkness

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Taylor Hawkins tribute concert review – stars unite to honour the late Foo Fighters drummer
An eclectic lineup of musicians makes this a curious bombardment of music – but Dave Grohl, his voice cracking with emotion, is the real star of the show

Alexis Petridis

04, Sep, 2022 @12:36 PM

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Justin and Dan Hawkins of the Darkness look back: ‘People are terrified of us. And rightly so’
The brothers recreate a family photo and talk about how they came back from a huge fallout – and a best man’s speech starring a puppet testicle

Harriet Gibsone

08, Jan, 2022 @12:00 PM

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'It's one big earworm': readers' picks of the best albums this century
After we published our list of the greatest albums this century, we asked for your own suggestions – from dark R&B to revolutionary drum’n’bass

Guardian readers and Rachel Obordo

19, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Bristolian Rhapsody: how the Struts put the pout back in pop
He’s the leotard-clad double of Freddie Mercury with the showboating to match. Struts frontman Luke Spiller reveals how he owes it all to Justin Hawkins in a catsuit

Paul Moody

05, Mar, 2019 @5:02 PM

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'Someone called me the antichrist': behind the battles for Christmas No 1
Christmas No 1 was once a fiercely fought-over prize. From RATM v Joe McElderry, Slade v Wizzard and George Michael in Wham! v George Michael in Band Aid, winners and losers recall the great festive stand-offs

Dave Simpson

14, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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Aldous Harding’s Elation: the soundtrack to a Black Mirror episode about a time-travelling folk-goth
Also this week: Wretch 32 is so on-trend he’s basically in the future, while the Sound of Arrows miss their target

Hannah J Davies

06, Oct, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Missing Top Gear? Here are five songs to capture the essence of Jeremy Clarkson
Can you capture Jeremy Clarkson’s persona in five songs to fill that Top Gear-shaped hole? We think you can

Michael Hann

11, Mar, 2015 @6:17 PM

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Best music moments of 2013: top artists pick their favourites

From Russell Brand's revolution rallying cry to rocking with rugby players, the musical stars of 2013 pick the highlights of their year

Interviews by Paul Lester

19, Dec, 2013 @5:24 PM

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Can bands be trusted to name their own albums?

Kings of Leon are to release Mechanical Bull. It's a terrible title, but terrible titles are part of rock's rich tapestry

Jeremy Allen

19, Jun, 2013 @1:50 PM

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The Darkness's Justin Hawkins: 'Contrary to expectations, you'd never catch me dogging'

The I Believe In a Thing Called Love singer on life in Lowestoft, Queen and writing jingles for Ikea

Paul Lester

23, Aug, 2012 @7:30 PM

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The Darkness: Hot Cakes – review
Through the good times and the bad, the Darkness bounce back with a third album that's just what you'd expect, writes Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

18, Aug, 2012 @11:05 PM

This week's top five music links

The Darkness cover Radiohead, Chris TT slates the Olympic closing ceremony and Team GB kills Queen in this week's best Tumblr posts

Thomas Norton

17, Aug, 2012 @10:34 AM

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