In their quest to become even more of a rock and roll cliche, frontman Justin Hawkins has quit the Darkness to focus on getting sober. According to an interview with the Sun, “I spent over £150,000 on cocaine in three years — a frightening amount. I was consuming up to five grams a day which cost me £1,000 a week, sometimes more.”
Apparently, the band will carry on without him. That will make the inevitable reunion segment even more exciting in the Behind the Music episode. Can’t wait.
MP3: “Highway to Hell” (live).