The Darkness’ founder, lead singer, and lead guitarist is English musician, Internet celebrity, singer, and songwriter Justin David Hawkins. Additionally, he plays guitar and sings lead for the 2008-founded band Hot Leg, which is now on hiatus.
Hawkins debuted his “Justin Hawkins Rides Again” YouTube channel in 2021, where he analyzes songs, offers commentary on the music business, and responds to fan inquiries.
The channel had 440,000 subscribers as of July 2023. Hawkins has written in-depth analyses of a wide range of songs and performers, including, among others, Greta Van Fleet, Maroon 5, My Chemical Romance, Disturbed, Metallica, Korn, Limp Bizkit, and Slipknot.
Justin Hawkins Ex-Partner: Who Is Sue Whitehouse?
Hawkins was previously engaged to Sue Whitehouse, the Darkness’ former manager. The two split in 2003 after Hawkins claimed his drug use influenced him to sleep with numerous other women. He currently resides in Switzerland with his wife Sarah and their daughter.