Been having sleepless nights? Have you spent hours tossing and turning, your mind racing as you wonder what REALLY happened between the Darkness and their former bass player Frankie Poullain? You’ll be sleeping like a baby tonight, as Poullain has finally broken his silence about the situation. To put it bluntly, he was sacked.
In an interview with NME, he said: “Against my wishes I have been forced out of the group. At Darkness HQ, where Justin and his partner (Darkness manager, Sue Whitehouse) reside, I have gradually been frozen out over a long period of time. The reason for this is not yet clear - certainly nothing to do with Justin's solo album which I think is a great idea. In any case it's inevitable the truth will come out in the end.”
Even after getting fired from the group, he still has some nice things to say about the upcoming Darkness album. He added: “On a more positive note, the second album is incredible. Co-written by Justin, Dan and myself, I'm convinced it is destined to be a huge success.”
Poullain noted that he would return with his own project in the near future. The only question he didn’t answer is the status of his moustache. We can only hope that the ‘stache will stay as he begins his new musical endeavors.