ROCK star Justin Hawkins is back with a new band.
The ex-frontman of Lowestoft's The Darkness has put together a new group, Hot Leg, who are going out on tour next month and due to release their debut album in October.
Hawkins shot to worldwide fame with The Darkness, who sold more than a million records of their breakthrough album Permission To Land, scored a string of top 10 hits and won three Brit Awards.
But the band folded two years ago when Hawkins quit amid a crippling drink and drugs addiction. The other three members of the band, including Hawkins' brother Dan, have gone on to form Stone Gods.
Now Hawkins has recruited guitarist Pete Rinaldi, bassist Samuel SJ Stokes and drummer Darby Todd for the new group which has already released a free download of a new song, Heroes, which features more of Hawkins' trademark high-pitched vocals and crashing guitar riffs.
Their debut album has been recorded and is due out in October following a four-date UK tour starting at the Proud Galleries on London on August 6.
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