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The star tells NME.COM it's insulting

Ex-Darkness bassist Frankie Poullain has launched an attack on his former band’s latest single in this week’s NME.

The star, sacked earlier this year, believes that in tackling drugs ‘One Way Ticket’, set to go Top Ten on Sunday (November 20) frontman Justin Hawkins‘ lyrics “insults” people with narcotics addictions.

He ranted: “As for Justin ’s claim the song is all about redemption, it’s hardly Marvin Gaye or Bob Marley now, is it? I think it’s insulting to people with real difficulties.”

Speaking about Hawkins’ character, he continued to the nme: “Justin? A mega megalomaniac? No, not really, he’s just a victim of the lifestyle.

“Unless you were in the druggy clique or the fawning circle of ass-kissers, you’d find yourself persona non grata. Hence I’m now a free agent.”

Read the full interview in this week’s NME, dated November 19, on sale now.