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Confessions: Justin Hawkins

He loves tweed catsuits and shimmying up poles, but couldn’t care less about his little finger. It’s the flamboyant frontman of The Darkness...

WHEN WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU FELT LIKE A ROCKSTAR?

“It was in the late 80s when I realised I had the same haircut as Joe Satriani. I was reading a guitar magazine and I saw an advert for a plectrum manufacturer, and Joe Satriani was endorsing them. I’m trying to think how you could describe the haircut... it was short at the front and long at the back – I’m sure there must be a word for it! Ha ha! But I had the same haircut and I saw my future as a rockstar in that photo.”

 

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