Justin Hawkins To Go Solo

Justin Hawkins, former singer with The Darkness, is planning to begin work on a solo record soon.

Justin Hawkins To Go Solo
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Former The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins will launch a solo career, after he has recovered from his split from the group, reports PR-Inside. Hawkins left the band last month (October 6th), after winning a long battle with drink and drugs. After his departure the flamboyant singer spoke of his plans to leave music behind and even considered a career in counselling. But the 31-year-old is now planning to go solo, once he has taken a break. Hawkins says, "I'm enjoying the break. "I'm planning on taking a very long holiday and doing things I enjoy, like ice skating. "Then I'll probably start work on a solo album." Also, Justin told the following to Neil Sean of Sky News: "I'm planning a solo career but I may rejoin the band again at some stage. We all need some space right now."

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    Metal Zone12
    The Darkness was pretty cool like they were very old school sounding. I wanna see what he can do on his own
    stumaster18
    the first cd kicked ass because they had frankie. and then they got that bald-headed ***** into the band, and the second cd BOMBED. absolutely terrible. I hope this doesnt bomb for Justin. maybe he'll be the next John Lennon lol
    redhot5150
    Who are you to criticize my intentions Got your subtle manipulative devices Just like you I got my vices
    jarf-man
    but he was amazing in the darkness, but i guess that means his solo career will be amazing too!
    stiff-upper-lip
    woooo, my be reforming. cool. anyway, hes kinda already done a bit of a solo career, with that song he wrote a while back - This Town Aint Big Enough For The Both Of Us.
    str84ever
    i hate his voice it annoys me so much. Permission to land was ok i suppose. But One way tickey to hell and back made me bleed out my eyes
    Nerdo-sez-bo
    faqu m : I cant see anyone else fronting the band. I mean, he's the reason people liked the darkness. Checked.
    He's also the reason people hated the band
    kirbyrocknroll
    Hmm...I wonder how long it will be if he rejoins the band. I respect the guy though for doing what he thinks is right instead of forcing himself to go on with his addictions.
    robmarsden01
    Any ideas what Dan, Ed and Ritchie are working on? My guess is that it'll be a back-to-basics power trio, hopefully a little harder and grittier than The Darkness
    axe_man
    personally i find the fact he ice skates more intresting thn his solo carrer
    stressfulpeace
    I think that it is kinda stupid that he wants to go into a solo career, after he knows that he will more than likely end up back in the same situation again. I dont know. It might pan out for him, but more likely, it wont.
    LaLaLaLoopy
    The look was classic but the music was kinda on the edge,,,props to the darkness and wish 'em all success..."selfishly speaking"...lol
    Iron-Roses
    funkynasoo wrote : hate him mainly because of his attitude. had the misfortune of seeing him in person. complete cack novelty act. i dont rate his guitar work or his writing skills either to be honest
    if you dont like the darkness, why do u bother looking them up in the news?. if you dont have anything nice to say about them, keep your thoughts to yourself.
    frothies
    stumaster18 wrote: the first cd kicked ass because they had frankie. and then they got that bald-headed ***** into the band, and the second cd BOMBED. absolutely terrible. I hope this doesnt bomb for Justin. maybe he'll be the next John Lennon lol
    Frankie's an amazing bassist; I'll give you that, but why blame it all on his departure?
    cosmic rocker
    His work with the darkness was amazing, I only hope they find another great vocalist, and star working on another album.
    Emily...
    AAARGGGHHHH!!! i wish he would just go back to the darkness already *sighs* i miss the darkness...
    -LN237-
    Hawkins left the band last month (October 6th), after winning a long battle with drink and drugs.
    I liked that, showed that hes got himself together now
    d'yermak'er
    mmm hope he makes it but I think its gonna be one of those cases that the band cannot make it with another voice and the voice man cannot make it with another band... ...
    GuitarJunkie
    Sloopy wrote: Darkness isn't bad, they'll be nothing without Justin though. You watch one album from them post-Justin and they'll fizzle. Then in about 5-10 years they will all reunite. Yeah I liked their neo-glam thing going on, but the second album kinda blew compared to their debut.
    agreed..i bought it in light of the first album despite what i heard about it and there was really only one or two songs on it that i enjoyed...when the album finished i was jus tkinda like..."...thats it???"
    Sloopy
    Darkness isn't bad, they'll be nothing without Justin though. You watch one album from them post-Justin and they'll fizzle. Then in about 5-10 years they will all reunite. Yeah I liked their neo-glam thing going on, but the second album kinda blew compared to their debut.
    frothies
    Sheesh Justin, make up your mind. -_-;
    from the article: ...doing things I enjoy, like ice skating.
    Nyahahaha! Lol! Ice princess. Aww c'mon! Let the guy be! Hahahhaa.. maybe he could practice his falsettoes in ice! Haha! It would be like.. a snow queen musicale! ^_^ A rock opera! Nyahahaha.. Gosh.
    Tezza_Larks
    lol yes olympics cus that's funny _ but i thought he already did go solo? and did that sparks cover?
    jsatch87
    he needs to go back to that band, he makes them what they are. and what they are is ****ing amazing.
    faqu
    I cant see anyone else fronting the band. I mean, he's the reason people liked the darkness. Checked.
    koikomoru
    "I'm planning on taking a very long holiday and doing things I enjoy, like ice skating." Mabey he's planning to enter the olympics and an ice ballerina princess.
    MidnightHours
    "I'm planning on taking a very long holiday and doing things I enjoy, like ice skating." That's the funniest thing I've heard this hour.
    Encore_God
    I'm looking forward to that, and also the new material that Dan is working on with Ed and Ritchie.
    Rodders
    Didn't he quit because he couldn't be in a band and not take drugs? Hmm... Anyway, I like him as a musician, but as a person he's a bit arrogant.
    funkynasoo
    hate him mainly because of his attitude. had the misfortune of seeing him in person. complete cack novelty act. i dont rate his guitar work or his writing skills either to be honest
    SlashNX
    noooo Justin is best off in the Darkness!! His solo stuff was aweful, he needs his bro with him!!! THey jsut need to go back to the first album style, and not over produce their songs!!
    metallica99
    punk_mike_88 wrote: I'd like to see what he does for solo work, but I really hope he goes back to The Darkness. Hell, He WAS The Darkness. His voice defined them.
    His voice was pretty much a joke, but he's an awesome guitarist
    audiorapist
    i enjoyed both justins single stuff (british whale) and of course his darkness stuff, so when he decides the time is right then rock the hell on
    GuitarJunkie
    i hope he can stay clean...i liked his stuff with the darkness...drugs just **** up a musicians ability to be as good as they can be
    frothies
    hellbound_jonny wrote: Encore_God wrote: I'm looking forward to that, and also the new material that Dan is working on with Ed and Ritchie. The Darkness were actually dropped by their Label..
    Really?
    NaivexLi wrote: Rodders wrote: I like him as a musician, but as a person he's a bit arrogant. Eh yeah... but alot of people like that are arrogant. (Axl, Scott Stapp.... you know how it goes) But I try not to judge people on their attitude more than their music. And Justin Hawkins, well....I love his music. So I'm not going to lie, I'm looking foreward to this.
    That is how we're really supposed to look at musicians; how good they sound when they play and the music. So yeah.