Ash took part in a Q&A with readers of The Sun and were asked about their thoughts about the current trend for rock music, given the success of bands like The Darkness. “I think The Darkness are great,” frontman Tim Wheeler responded. “They remind me of when we were younger and were listening to lots of metal and rock. It’s also good because it allows a new generation of kids, who haven’t heard that kind of music before, to hear something different.” Bassist Mark Hamilton added, “The trend also encourages people to go out and buy guitars whereas a few years ago, they all wanted to be superstar DJs which can only be a good thing!”
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