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Justin Hawkins Has Hot Legs – #2

August 8, 2008

by Paul Cashmere – August 8 2008
photo by Ros O’Gorman

Justin Hawkins from The Darkness is back with a new band called Hot Legs.

It has been a few years since we have heard from Hawkins following the split of The Darkness after just two albums in 2006.

He has been fighting addictions to cocaine and alcohol and had suffered a breakdown. Hawkins was admitted to a rehabilitation clinic in August 2006 and the third album was The Darkness was aborted.

At the time he admitted to having spent £150,000 on cocaine.

Last night, Hawkins performed his first show with Hot Legs in Camden, UK. He told the crowd, “It’s the first time I’ve done a proper music concert in a couple of years. I think in the time since then I’ve suffered what you might call a breakdown.”

Hawkins closed the show with his The Darkness hit ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Kris permalink
    September 3, 2008 6:25 pm

    YAY! thats great news!
    i adore everything hes done! its great!
    oneway ticket was fantastic with so many clever harmonies.
    i really liked the stone gods album too.
    this is something ive been hoping and waiting for!

    im happy now!

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