Justin Hawkins reveals all

Justin Hawkins, former leader of The Darkness and current member of Hot Leg, has revealed an unfortunate mishap during the filming of a music video.

Writing in the current issue of Clash Hawkins revealed an expensive miscalculation during filming for their 'Trojan Guitar' promo video. He explains "We shot a video in September for our debut single ‘Trojan Guitar’, which didn’t quite go according to plan. The idea was great; Frank Miller’s 300 but with a budget of three-hundred pounds. Sadly we failed to realise that wearing green tights whilst filming a special effects extravaganza with green screen compositing makes your legs disappear."

He also revealed that when struggling for inspiration he asks himself "What would Ronnie James Dio do?".

Read Hawkins full 'Write On' column on making the perfect music video in the latest issue of Clash magazine, out now with cover stars The Killers. Read more about the issue.

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