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Remember the Darkness? They caused a brief sensation in the music press in 2003, when their debut album, Permission To Land, was released. In the UK, it went to #1 and spawned five hit singles, including a Christmas song. In the US, the band was seen as a joke, because … well, mostly because of… More »

“Don’t call it a comeback” is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn’t exactly absent during the seven-year stretch between his first and second albums (“California Love,” anybody?), but his 1999 sophomore release 2001 is littered with lines like “Ladies pay… More »

This was not the week to release a halfassed music video. This was the week when a whole lot of people, from microbudget indie nobodies to massive stars, worked hard on giving us something. Even the terrible videos, like the absurd and garish Madonna football-themed car-wreck “Give Me All Your Luvin’” were the product of… More »

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The Darkness – “Last Of Our Kind” Video

Glam-rock revivalists the Darkness released their fourth album, Last Of Our Kind, a few months back, and now they've shared a video for the title…
James Rettig | July 29, 2015 - 10:20 am

Festival Supreme 2015 Lineup

The Tenacious D-run Festival Supreme Is entering its third year of existence, and they've just announced their lineup which, as always, features a healthy mix…
James Rettig | June 8, 2015 - 1:36 pm

The Darkness – “Open Fire”

When the Darkness became a thing I was in high school, trying desperately to impress a boy who really (ironically, probably) liked their hit song…
Caitlin White | March 23, 2015 - 2:41 pm

The Darkness – “Barbarian” Video

Depending on how you view these things, the Darkness arrived either two decades too late or a decade-or-so too early. The band's great first album,…
Michael Nelson | February 23, 2015 - 10:35 am

The Darkness – “The Horn”

Glam revivalists the Darkness blessed us all roughly a decade ago with "I Believe In A Thing Called Love," before coming to an end i…
Miles Bowe | December 2, 2013 - 11:43 am

The Darkness – “With A Woman” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The Darkness' third album Hot Cakes is every bit as good as the band's first two so it's nice to see them getting another push…
Michael Nelson | March 1, 2013 - 7:15 pm

The Darkness – “Street Spirit” (Radiohead Cover)

I kinda feel like the Darkness don't do themselves any favors. They take every cliche in the Spinal Tap playbook, blow it up to Jumbotro…
Michael Nelson | August 9, 2012 - 1:15 pm

The Darkness – “Every Inch Of You” Lyric Video

British cock-rock revivalists have come up with a pretty good way to insure that people will actually watch their new lyric video for the song…
Tom Breihan | May 31, 2012 - 9:47 am

Watch The Darkness’s Super Bowl Commercial

Depending on how you look at it, Sunday's Super Bowl telecast was dominated either by the Giants or by M.I.A.'s middle finger. But how about…
Amrit Singh | February 6, 2012 - 10:35 am

The Darkness – “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us” Video

British rawk revivalists the Darkness, still best-known for believing in a thing called love, parted ways in 2006, but they're back together and yowling a…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2012 - 11:17 am

“I’m Lucky I Still Have A Septum.”

UK glam-rock outfit The Darkness will need a new lead singer, thanks to now-departed, lead-screamer Justin Hawkin’s slight affection for the nose candy. Justin started…
Amrit Singh | October 11, 2006 - 8:23 am

Tuesday Rehab Report

Keane singer Tom Chaplin has entered rehab, forcing the band to cancel its North American tour. Fifteen-year-old Chaplin writes on “I’ve been having to…
Scott Lapatine | August 22, 2006 - 10:07 am