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Hot Leg

Hot Leg

Hot Leg


Hot Leg is an English hard rock/heavy metal band led by vocalist Justin Hawkins, who's also known as frontman for The Darkness. Now on hiatus, the band consists of Hawkins, Pete Rinaldi (of Anchorhead), Samuel SJ Stokes of The Thieves), and Darby Todd (of Protect the Beat). Inspired by glam rock acts of the 70s and 80s, their debut album, titled 'Red Light Fever' was recorded in London in early 2008, and was released on 9 February 2009 by Barbecue Rock Records. Read more on Last.fm
Hot Leg is an English hard rock/heavy metal band led by vocalist Justin Hawkins, who's also known as frontman for The Darkness. Now on hiatus, the band consists of Hawkins, Pete Rinaldi (of Anchorhead), Samuel SJ Stokes of The Thieves), and Darby Todd (of Protect the Beat). Inspired by glam rock acts of the 70s and 80s, their debut album, titled 'Red Light Fever' was recorded in London in early 2008, and was released on 9 February 2009 by Barbecue Rock Records. Hot Leg had released the song "Heroes" as a free download, but the track did not appear on their album. However, appearing on their official MySpace profile was Hot Leg's debut single, titled "Trojan Guitar", which was released digitally as a free download on 20 October 2008.

It has been described as a 'medieval epic', lasting more than give minutes. A medley of other songs due to appear on 'Red Light Fever' was posted on the band's MySpace page, titled "Mega Mix 1". "Automatic" and "Cupboard Love" (additional tracks from the EP release 'I've Met Jesus') were also posted. After the release of their studio work, even more tracks appeared online. Hot Leg conducted their first full tour of the United Kingdom in October 2008.

During this tour, notably the band's Edinburgh date, Hawkins mentioned the band had a Christmas single entitled "I've Met Jesus", an unlikely contender for the UK Christmas number-one. Via their myspace blog on 21 December 2008, the Leg announced that "I've Met Jesus" had indeed hit the Christmas number one slot on what the band called the 'Man-Rock' charts. In November, Hot Leg toured the UK in support of alternative rock band Alter Bridge but pulled out of three dates giving Hawkin's throat infection as the reason. However, there was controversy at the Glasgow and London stages of the tour, when Hot Leg were booed by some Alter Bridge fans. Hot Leg also toured in November with Extreme.

Hawkins and Rinaldi guested with Extreme on the final date in London, singing a medley of Queen songs. As well, Hot Leg made a guest appearance on a Sky One programme called 'Guinness World Records Smashed', aired on 27 November 2008. During the show, they smashed the world record for the highest number of people playing air guitar all at the same time. In late February 2009, their song "Take Take Take" became available for download from their website, which lead to fan speculation about new albums as the song had not been previously released in any form. In late 2010, it was announced that Hot Leg were on hiatus, along with Stone Gods, which lead to rumours of a possible The Darkness reunion. Such talk ended up being confirmed confirmed on March 15 by an announcement on a new The Darkness website, and the then dormant hard rock band went back to touring, much to the delight of numerous hard rock fans.

Because of this, the future of Hot Leg is unclear. The Darkness has gone on over the past several years, yet Hot Leg as an entity appears to be on hiatus rather than totally finished. http://www.teamhotleg.com/ Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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