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Caller Name:
Monday, April 19, 2004
GUEST: The Darkness • HOST: Adam, Dr. Drew
Guest Info The Darkness were an English hard rock band from Lowestoft, Suffolk that came about in 2000. They evolved from a progressive/indie band called Empire after sacking Empire's lead singer for musical differences and then experiencing a period of inactivity.
Show Summary Dan Hawkins & Frankie Poullain Walk off the show after first break because they got scaaaaaaaaared
4.10 (35 votes)
Recording Information
Radio Station: 106.7 KBPI
Length: 1:29:57
Size: 41 MB
Rates: 64 kbps / 22.050 kHz / stereo
Recorded By: KevinU
Transferred By: ?
Uploaded By: Giovanni on August 30, 2009
Views: 12,249
Downloads: 350
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Call Listing (4)
Time Duration Call
4:59 2:01
Kelsey, F, 18
Is it unhealthy to be a virgin? The Darkness pipes in with some nonsence about spiders and cobwebs
8:28 2:32
Will, M
Germany or Florida? - Naked body discovered in killer whale tank Drew picks germany, Hes wrong
Germany or Florida?
12:36 2:20
Lola, F, 15
Bulimic, dating 17yo, chaotic life.
17:41 4:19
Allyssa, F, 15
Raped at 9 by a 36yo at a campground. Guest The Darkness is left shaken. Goes silent.
Comments (32)
Saturday, 5/20/2017 at 2:58 AM EDT
Thank you for posting the commercial OscarMilde!
That wasn't a bad commercial at all, Adam should do more voice work. He always LOOKS so uncomfortable he makes me cringe but when you can only HEAR him he sounds relaxed and funny. Great time capsule!
Friday, 5/19/2017 at 9:24 PM EDT
Drew brought up Adam's Burger King spots, and I found this:

There's a few others on YouTube. They're actually not bad.
Friday, 5/19/2017 at 3:51 PM EDT
I thought they handled their departure pretty gracefully and as Adam mentioned, it was probably also an out for them so they wouldn't have to sit around for two hours talking about something other than themselves. They did seem a bit up their own asses about their "purpose for being on this Earth." So you play an instrument - big whoop.
Friday, 3/24/2017 at 10:47 PM EDT
their departure is NOT as condemnable as people are saying. they are as gracious as they can be when they go
Sunday, 11/6/2016 at 12:42 AM EDT
Not nearly as bad as I thought it would be.... You can tell that Adam and drew hold a grudge about this though.
Friday, 9/23/2016 at 12:58 AM EDT
Definately a rough call to begin with, especially if the band weren't really told whgat the show was really about. Out of all the media obligations these guys will have had Loveline is very unique, so I can see why they were uncomfortable.

That said it still doesnt let them off the hook for walking out mid show. They should have left during the break like many have previously mentioned. Very douchbagy move especially since Drew makes a hell of a good point about how important it is for these kids to hear their heroes talk about these tough issues.

What does that say to the kids who look upto them......lets bail and dissociate at the first sign of feeling uncomfortable. The one thing drew is trying to help these kids NOT DO when faced with harsh emotions......ASSHOLES.
Monday, 12/14/2015 at 3:53 AM EST
Are you trying to tell me that these guys are complete douchebags? I can't believe it! I refuse to believe it!
Friday, 12/11/2015 at 4:33 PM EST
It was immature baby behavior for sure. They should have just left during the break.
Wednesday, 12/9/2015 at 11:44 PM EST
the dfarkness still makes great music and adam is no longer funny. yeah i think they left due to being disgusted by molestation stories
Saturday, 7/4/2015 at 10:47 AM EDT
Watched the video. Precious little snowflake d-bags. Glad they didn't stay long.
Monday, 6/1/2015 at 4:30 PM EDT
Glad @justin brought the youtube clip up. For all of you who think the band might be even a little bit decent, watch that video and tell us that you still would cut them ANY slack whatsoever...
Tuesday, 3/25/2014 at 2:12 AM EDT
So from 4:25-6:18

I had never seen this footage before until earlier.
Sunday, 9/22/2013 at 2:25 AM EDT
Big-headed English pricks, hope they are rotting in sub-mediocrity.
Saturday, 9/21/2013 at 1:42 AM EDT
Those pussies thought it was gonna be based about the band.
Monday, 6/3/2013 at 5:40 PM EDT
yeah, i think they didn't realize what the content of the calls would be and felt like they wouldn't have anything to contribute. some really horrible stuff happened to the callers and they left with class.
Thursday, 3/28/2013 at 11:17 PM EDT
The Darkness left, because a girl (15) called in who was raped when she was 9 years old by a 36 year old guy when she was on a camping trip with her family. She feels not too traumatized by it, because she didn't fight back.
Wednesday, 2/20/2013 at 1:17 AM EST
Sorry, can't defend the band whatsoever. They amount to a one hit wonder who thought a 2 hour radio show called loveline would focus around them. Drew made a great point about how teens listen to celebrities. If you listen to the band before they left, you get the impression they enjoy the good things about cheap celebrity, but don't like to do the work of going on tv and radio to promote. See where that attitude got them. It's funny, from listening to old loveline episodes you really change your mind about rockers you expect to be dcks (Dave Navarro and Tommy Lee come to mind). This band got what they deserved and I hope their recording contract screwed them over big time.
Tuesday, 10/2/2012 at 9:34 AM EDT
@blorgus, I give the band a break here but that's a stretch. It was probably their discomfort plus their handlers' concerns that led them to duck out.

@Surgedude, when exactly does the "asshole-fest" occur? I'm looking for precise minutes and seconds when they said something rude and/or disrespectful. It sounds like you're just regurgitating Adam & Drew's revisionist history of the band saying, "We came here to talk about US so fuck this, we're leaving."
Tuesday, 10/2/2012 at 1:46 AM EDT
I could imagine a scenario where one of the band members had something horrible happen to them as a child, and the subject matter here was bringing up a lot of uncomfortable memories.
Thursday, 9/6/2012 at 2:24 AM EDT
Love'd 'em in 2k4. But they are nobodies now. Well deserved after this asshole-fest.
Wednesday, 5/23/2012 at 2:26 PM EDT
Drew had a good point about the kids who do actually listen to celebrities and such, but like Adam said having no guest is better haha.
Good listen otherwise.
Wednesday, 5/16/2012 at 2:18 AM EDT
"You can kiss my sadabuhhabahda lasabada" Hilarious nonsensical rant from Adam
Wednesday, 3/7/2012 at 3:19 AM EST
After listening to this a few times over the years, I don't blame the guest as much, they were putting in some effort at first and it wasn't working... either they were just drunk or it wasn't translating, and then they were subjected to Adam and the sick callers/public and they were overwhelmed, i don't blame the band as much as i did at first, they were pretty civil, so i have respect for that, at least...
Monday, 10/31/2011 at 6:35 PM EDT
I'm with 'pastahero'. These guys had no idea what they were in for and they weren't jerks about it.
Sunday, 10/16/2011 at 1:54 PM EDT
I must be the only one who gives the Darkness a break. They're from England, probably going from city to city, making one appearance after another on radio shows they're not familiar with. Here they are at a station with "ROCK" in its name, and all of a sudden they're in the middle of conversations about bulimia and child rape. Plus, they tried to be as respectful as possible on their way out. It's not like they got bored after 20 minutes of bland calls and said "F this, we're out."
Saturday, 10/15/2011 at 6:59 AM EDT
Wow I love the Darkness as a band, but they are complete tools on the show.
Tuesday, 8/9/2011 at 10:10 PM EDT
i wonder if their manager pulled them out, cause someone walked in during that last call and slammed the door
Tuesday, 8/9/2011 at 9:32 PM EDT
i liked the cobweb joke during first call. nobody knew what they was talking about.
Monday, 8/8/2011 at 10:25 PM EDT
the band walks off the show
Monday, 6/6/2011 at 10:31 AM EDT
Adam's radio/dj gibberish around minute 37 is the BEST - he recaps what happened with the band walking out "shamma na hamma na THEY CAN KISS MY...."
Wednesday, 4/6/2011 at 6:24 AM EDT
Famous episode where the band walks out mid-show and on the air. It's an uncomfortable scene for Adam and Drew. Granted, the callers this night had really messed up stories.
Walk off the show after first break because they got scaaaaaaaaared
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