Rocklahoma featuring The Darkness, Rob Zombie, Megadeth and more
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“It’s kind of crazy, isn’t it? Compared to the bill at Rocklahoma, it’s an entirely different audience,” guitarist Dan Hawkins said. “We’re blessed to be able to play for such varied crowds, really. We’re bit of a novelty, and we understand that. It’s nice to know we don’t just fit too neatly into one little niche.”
The Darkness is back — in a big way — after bickering and an excess of cocaine and alcohol derailed the group right in the midst of its second album. Things are better now: Lead singer Justin Hawkins got sober, and he and his brother subsequently got in better terms.
“To be honest, it was more of a family thing,” Dan Hawkins said. “Once Justin and I patched things up between us, it was inevitable. We’ve been in bands together since we were 8 years old. Once we became friends and brothers again, it was only a matter of time.”
The renewed bond has The Darkness on top of its game.
“I’d like to say we’re a little less petulant,” he said. “It sounds wanky, but that’s all that matters. Previously, the attention was spent on getting over your fucking hangover from the day before.”
The glam rockers’ third album, Hot Cakes, slated for release on Aug. 20, falls right in line with the rest of their catalog, according to Hawkins.
you are a Darkness fan, you’ll be overjoyed with this record,” he said.
“If you expected us to take a left turn or incorporate a new set of
values, you’re going to be disappointed.”
8 songs from Rocklahoma artists that also act as what not to bring:
1. “Pussy Liquor,” Rob Zombie
2. “Bread of Shame,” Creed
3. “Head Crusher,” Megadeth
4. “Piñata,” Chevelle
5. “Alcohaulin’ Ass,” Hellyeah
6. “T.N.T.,” Puddle of Mudd
7. “Bulldozer,” Black Stone Cherry
8. “Angelwhore,” Red