A quick survey: who remembers The Darkness?
For those who don’t, they were a fairly successful novelty band, who pretended to be Queen and sang songs about willies. Their last single came out 17 months ago, and they haven’t really done much since.
There are rumours that recording their new album isn’t going very well. Interviews last year suggested The Darkness wanted to go ‘serious’, and then they did a concert where the singer rode a flying siberian tiger around the arena. Who knows what’s going on, apart from the revelation on their official website that the drums are all done for their record.
In the meantime, Justin Hawkins has tried to keep the band in the public eye. First there was the Madame Tussauds waxwork, then the ridiculous idea for a pro-am darts TV show, and now today’s Sun reports that Justin broke his ribs and tore his leg muscles by falling off a big doughnut.
Some people will do anything for fame…