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Band deny being dropped by label

The Darkness are working on a new album, set to be released in early 2007.

In a statement on their official websiteThedarknessrock.com the band have refuted claims they were dropped by their record label Atlantic, following singer Justin Hawkins‘ entrance into rehab treatment facility The Priory last week.

The statement reads: “As everybody found out today, Justin has been admitted to a rehabilitation clinic. We would however like to make it clear that this emphatically does not signal the end for The Darkness nor are their label Atlantic Records considering ‘dropping’ them.

“On the contrary they have taken up their option with the band and are looking forward to releasing The Darkness’ third album in early 2007.

“We are not here to comment on Justin’s private life – or anyone else’s for that matter – but he is feeling better already and as soon as he is ready we will be going straight into the studio to being recording album number three.”

There is currently no date for the album’s release.