03 Mar 2009
Not so long ago Justin Hawkins was packing out enormo-domes across the world as the charismatic, if misguided, lead singer with retro pomp rock chart toppers The Darkness.

A dangerous drug habit and reliance on the mega star’s crutch of choice alcohol served as the catalyst for the band’s demise but these days Hawkins is sober and starting over.

New band Hot Leg entered the album charts with Red Light Fever at a modest 81 last month and headlining Newcastle’s 02 Academy II is a far cry from the heydays of arena sell-outs.

But Hawkins has lost none of the verve and vivacity which made him such an endearing individual first time around.

“People are going to look at the chart position and ask whether I’m disappointed because of where I once was,” says Hawkins. “But it’s not disappointing at all.

“In fact we’re getting T-shirts printed for the tour with 81 splashed across them.

“The music from 1981 is probably the closest to what Hot Leg does anyway so it’s really quite fitting.”

Metallica play the Metro Radio Arena tonight and tickets are still on sale for Hot Leg’s gig at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on Friday, March 6.


For the full story please visit www.journallive.co.uk
03 Mar 2009

Justin’s Hot Legging it back to Midlands

+ posted by FlamingWhopper

Ian Harvey talks to former Darkness singer Justin Hawkins as he prepares to unleash his new band Hot Leg on the Midlands.

Imagine a group like The Darkness but even more so . . . welcome to the world of Justin Hawkins’ new band Hot Leg.

Spinal Tap famously turned their amps up to 11 for maximum rock effect but even that is not enough for “the Leg”.
02 Mar 2009

Well...that says it all really lol!

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02 Mar 2009

Cocktails is OUT NOW!

+ posted by FlamingWhopper

Great news for fans of Man Rock: ‘Cocktails’, the third single from Red Light Fever is released today.
It’s available on 7″, CD and digital download. The 7″ features Gay
in the 80s on the b-side while the CD and download feature a new song,
All I Gotta Do.
If you’re in the UK, click here to buy it now from Townsend Records
If you’re outside the UK, click here to buy it from Music Glue
Don’t forget that the Leg are currently touring the British Isles. Click here to find out if they are playing a show in your town and buy tickets.

Great music, great.

Credit: www.myspace.com/hotleg
02 Mar 2009
Man-Rockers in the USA will finally have their chance to witness first-hand the world's Number 1 Man-Rock combo Hot Leg!

The Leg are playing at Austin's SXSW festival with a show on the 20th March at Stubbs BBQ. On the 21st March the Leg will play twice; at The Mean Eyed Cat in the afternoon and later at Emo's.

Then, the Leg will take an aeroplane to Los Angeles for a music concert on the 24th March at The Viper Room on Sunset Strip.

As you can imagine, we're tremendously excited!

Great music, great.

Credit: www.myspace.com/hotleg

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