Since forming The Darkness in 2000, brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins have continued to toe the line between hair metal parody and true classic rock heroes. A confused world embraced the band’s 2003 debut, “Permission to Land,” which sold millions of copies on the strength of the single “I Believe in a Thing Called Love.” In 2006, Justin split from the band to complete his drug rehab, and eventually started a new band called Hot Leg. In March 2011, The Darkness announced its reunion. —Jeff Royer
(Photo: Dave Hogan, Getty Images)
The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.