Watch The Darkness Perform “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” With Steel Panther’s Michael Starr

During their June 18 set at Hellfest in Clisson, France, The Darkness were joined onstage by Steel Panther’s Michael Starr. You can see fan-filmed footage of them performing “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” together below:

Black Stone Cherry, The Darkness, & Danko Jones Announce UK Tour

Black Stone Cherry, The Darkness, and Danko Jones have announced an early 2023 UK tour. Here’s the dates:

01/28 Cardiff, UK – Motorpoint Arena
01/29 Liverpool, UK – M&S Bank Arena
01/30 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
01/31 Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
02/02 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
02/03 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
02/04 London, UK – OVO Arena

Foo Fighters Add More Special Guests To Upcoming Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute shows. Here’s the dates and updated lineups:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium:

Nandi Bushell, Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Chrissie Hynde, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee), Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Nile Rodgers (Chic), Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Chevy Metal, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock.

09/27 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum:

Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Joan Jett, Alain Johannes, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee), Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Mark Ronson, Alanis Morissette, Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), P!nk, LeAnn Rimes, Mark Ronson, Gene Simmons (KISS), Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Luke Spiller (The Struts), Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine), Pat Wilson (Weezer), Nancy Wilson (Heart), and Chevy Metal.

Foo Fighters Reveal Special Guests For Upcoming Taylor Hawkins Tribute Shows

Foo Fighters have revealed the special guests that will be joining them during their Taylor Hawkins tribute shows. Here’s the dates and lineups:

09/03 London, UK – Wembley Stadium:

Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Chrissie Hynde, Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Mark Ronson, Supergrass, Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Dave Chappelle, and Chevy Metal.

09/27 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum:

Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Stewart Copeland (The Police), Miley Cyrus, Omar Hakim, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Joan Jett, Geddy Lee (Rush), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen), Mark Ronson, Alanis Morissette, Gene Simmons (KISS), Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Luke Spiller (The Struts), Roger Taylor (Queen), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness), Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH), Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine), Pat Wilson (Weezer), and Chevy Metal.

Classless Act Share Music Video For New Song “This Is For You” Featuring Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)

Classless Act have joined forces with Justin Hawkins (The Darkness) for a new song titled “This Is For You.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Classless Act’s Derek Day commented:

“It’s a dream come true for Classless Act to be a part of the Better Noise family. And the boys and I have been working really hard to give you something to shake your ass to. Now, summer’s here and the time is right for a couple of guitars, some bass and drums and a whole buncha me. Let’s get to it!!”

Hawkins added:

“One Tuesday night in February I gazed up onto the Swiss night sky. There, to my surprise I witnessed the beaming of The Hawk signal onto a passing cloud. After months of inactivity, I was called into action. My mission? To provide a face melting guitar solo to Classless Act’s ‘This is For You.’ I grasped my Gibson 335, headed into the hawk cave and within 24 hours the solo was born.”

Skindred, Alestorm, Red Fang, Etc. Added To 2022 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Download Festival. The event will take place in Donington Park, UK on June 10-12 and the updated daily lineups for each stage can be found below.

June 10:

Main Stage: KISS, A Day To Remember, Skindred, Black Veil Brides, Bury Tomorrow, Theory Of A Deadman, and Wayward Sons.

Second Stage: The Distillers, Airbourne, Lacuna Coil, Myles Kennedy, Skynd, and Ayron Jones.

Avalanche Stage: The Ghost Inside, Sleep Token, Normandie, Meet Me At The Altar, Kid Brunswick, As Everything Unfolds, and Press Club.

The Dogtooth Stage: Electric Wizard, Blues Pills, Red Fang, British Lion, Bokassa, Tempt, A.A. Williams, Dead Poet Society, Cellar Door Moon Crow, The Scratch, and Heriot.

June 11:

Main Stage: Iron Maiden, Deftones, Shinedown, The Pretty Reckless, Black Label Society, Monster Truck, Those Damn Crows, and The Raven Age.

Second Stage: Megadeth, Mastodon, Daughtry, Bush, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Malevolence, Cassyette, and Dirty Honey.

Avalanche Stage: Funeral For A Friend, Creeper, The Faim, Grandson, Holding Absence, Loathe, Dragged Under, Salem, and Blackout Problems.

The Dogtooth Stage: Sepultura, Dying Fetus, Bleed From Within, Venom Prison, Will Haven, Higher Power, Dana Dentata, Banks Arcade, Dead Label, Death Blooms, and Temples On Mars.

June 12:

Main Stage: Biffy Clyro, Korn, Volbeat, Rise Against, Alestorm, Powerwolf, and Wargasm.

Second Stage: Steel Panther, The Darkness, Skillet, Baroness, Tremonti, Wednesday 13, Massive Wagons, The Last Internationale, and Control The Storm.

Avalanche Stage: Descendents, Boston Manor, Trash Boat, Spiritbox, Marianas Trench, Jamie Lenman, The Hara, Cemetery Sun, Dead Posey, and Static Dress.

The Dogtooth Stage: Myles Kennedy (acoustic set), Yonaka, Twin Temple, Fire From The Gods, Orbit Culture, Kill The Lights, Modern Error, Thick, Phoxjaw, Bimini, Anchor Lake, The Velveteers, and The Injester.

The Darkness Announce North American Tour With The Dead Deads

The Darkness have announced a headlining North American tour. The Dead Deads will open.

Tour Dates:

03/09 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
03/10 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
03/12 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
03/13 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
03/16 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/17 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
03/18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
03/20 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
03/22 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
03/23 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
03/25 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
03/26 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
03/28 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club – The Rave Hall
03/29 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
03/30 Chicago, IL – Park West
04/01 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nighclub & Concert Venue
04/02 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
04/03 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
04/05 Austin, TX – Mohawk
04/06 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
04/08 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
04/09 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/10 Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre
04/12 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
04/13 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
04/15 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
04/16 Warrendale, PA – Jergel’s Rhythm Grille
04/18 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/19 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
04/20 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
04/22 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
04/23 Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl
04/24 Boston, MA – Royale

Justin Hawkins commented:

“You there, in the Americas — hear me, and hear me well: The Darkness know your pain, know that you have cried yourselves to sleep every night, bereft of quality English rock music. Well, desist from weeping and pull up your fully grown adult pants — salvation is upon you! As doctors, we UNDERSTAND the healing power of rock music and we have instructed our minions to make arrangements for us to visit your moderately distant shores. The cryogenically sealed Tupperware box of roadies has been set to ‘Thor’ and the mighty winged chariot has been dusted off. Remember — one lick of Darkness sweat and you will be cured — you will literally walk again, without COVID or anything! But what price freedom and eternal life, I hear you ask? To you sir, about thirty bucks (plus local taxes and booking fee). Now get the fuck in!”

The Darkness Premiere “It’s Love, Jim” Video

The Darkness have premiered a new video for their new song “It’s Love, Jim.” This track is from the band’s new album “Motorheart,” which will be released on November 19. Frontman Justin Hawkins commented:

“This song (herein referred to as “she/her”) is all about an extra-terrestrial goddess of other worldly beauty. She’s fast, powerful, not of this earth. Her sensual symphony nestles in your ear and lays mind eggs that seep confidence liquid into your brains. You’ll feel invincible all day long, and everything will go right after you hear it. Yeah, so it’s really catchy and should be number 1 all around the world please.”

The Darkness Premiere “Jussy’s Girl” Music Video

The Darkness have premiered a new video for their new song “Jussy’s Girl.” This track is from the band’s new album “Motorheart,” which will be released on November 19. Frontman Justin Hawkins commented:

“‘Jussy’s Girl’ is a song about unrequited desires of both the flesh and the heart. Although one could argue that hearts are made out of the same stuff as flesh. You know what I mean though. It’s about an unspeakable longing, but sounds like a bloke walking around in his 501s on a sunny day. It’s sad, but also carefree. Sonically, we were aiming for somewhere between Def Leppard and Billy Ocean. Well, I was. There’s a helicopter in it and an awesome guitar solo. What more could you ask for?”