36 episodes

Justin Hawkins Rides Again is where I’ll be discussing what it’s really like to be part of the lauded and loathed music industry. I'll be talking about the pitfalls of being part of this fickle business, how to navigate it, the highs and lows and what the future could hold for this volatile and beautiful art form.

There will also be interviews with incredible people who work in this industry from vocal coaches, record label bosses to real life hardcore rockstars. I want to reveal to you the nitty gritty details of what this lifestyle is actually like and the affect it has on artists - so join me every Monday, right here.

Justin Hawkins Rides Again Justin Hawkins

    • Music
    • 5.0 • 93 Ratings

Justin Hawkins Rides Again is where I’ll be discussing what it’s really like to be part of the lauded and loathed music industry. I'll be talking about the pitfalls of being part of this fickle business, how to navigate it, the highs and lows and what the future could hold for this volatile and beautiful art form.

There will also be interviews with incredible people who work in this industry from vocal coaches, record label bosses to real life hardcore rockstars. I want to reveal to you the nitty gritty details of what this lifestyle is actually like and the affect it has on artists - so join me every Monday, right here.

    Is It Impossible to be Original?

    Is It Impossible to be Original?

    We're back again this week with the ultimate questions "Originality VS Success". Can you have both as an artist? Do you sacrifice originality in pursuit of success? What is it that makes songs successful? Is it even originality? Let's discuss. I'm joined by my producer Jenny May Finn.

    Justin's Stuff: https://beacons.ai/justinhawkins
    Jenny May's Stuff: https://beacons.ai/jennymayfinn

    • 46 min
    The Rick Astley Interview.

    The Rick Astley Interview.

    Today I am joined by the legendary Rick Astley! It was such a joy to speak to him about music, the music industry and life in general. What a fantastic musician and music lover. I hope you enjoy it. 

    Produced by Jenny May Finn.
    Recorded at Sessions Arts Club, London.

    🎫  Tickets for Justin Hawkins Rides Again tour in London & Liverpool: https://tinyurl.com/kneukve2

    Join my special Mailing List here to get emails from me about stuff you might like: https://beacons.ai/justinhawkins

    Get a Justin Hawkins Rides Again T-Shirt & Hoodie here: https://thejawsofvictory.com/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Does Fandom Ever Go Too Far?

    Does Fandom Ever Go Too Far?

    Today is all about fans and fandom or rather I like to call them "music enthusiasts". How do you navigate this world when you start garner attention and people start becoming actual "fans" of you and your work. What are the ups and downsides to it and why is there such a negative connotation with being called a "fan" in the first place? Let's discuss.

    Follow us on Instagram: @justinhawkinsta or @jennymayfinn

    Join my special Mailing List here to get emails from me about stuff you might like: https://beacons.ai/justinhawkins

    Get a Justin Hawkins Rides Again T-Shirt & Hoodie here: https://thejawsofvictory.com/

    I do monthly Zoom Call Nights over on my Patreon, they're A LOT of fun: http://www.patreon.com/jushawk

    • 1 hr 5 min
    I'm Sorry. I Have To Take A Break.

    I'm Sorry. I Have To Take A Break.

    I'm sorry, I have to take a break.
    The podcast will return in January EVEN BETTER, as we will record some new episodes with some exciting new guests lined up when I'm not gigging with The Darkness. Thank you for being such committed listeners and tuning every week, I really appreciate it and I hope you will join me again in the New Year. 

    Tickets for my UK Tour - LIVE! Justin Hawkins Rides Again (for the first time) are on sale now: https://www.axs.com/uk/series/19790/live-justin-hawkins-rides-again-for-the-first-time-tickets?skin=aegpresentsuk 

    Tickets for the VIP Meet & Experience are here: https://thejawsofvictory.com/products/vip-meet-and-great-experience-with-justin-hawkins

    Dates:
    18th March - Norwich LCR UEA
    19th March - Bristol St George's
    20th March - Sheffield Memorial Hall
    21st March - Glasgow The Glee Club
    22nd March - Gateshead The Glasshouse Sage 2
    24th March - London Bloomsbury Theatre
    25th March - Hayes The Beck Theatre
    26th March - Cardiff The Glee Club 
    27th March - Birmingham The Glee Club
    29th March - Salford The Lowry
    30th March - Liverpool St George's Hall
    31st March - Leeds City Varieties Music Hall 

    • 1 min
    It's Happening.

    It's Happening.

    I’ve been looking forward to announcing this… 
    LIVE Justin Hawkins Rides Again...for the first time! This is so far outside of my comfort zone that I’ve already got the butterflies. I can’t wait to get cracking, I have no idea what will happen. All I know is, it’ll be beautiful. Come witness the chaos. 
    So apologies for there not being a longform podcast this week as I'm been on tour with The Darkness, but I've included a Q&A instead. See you next week!

    Tickets go on General Sale on Friday 27th Oct at 10am BST here: https://www.axs.com/uk/series/19790/live-justin-hawkins-rides-again-for-the-first-time-tickets?skin=aegpresentsuk

    Dates: 
    18th March - Norwich LCR UEA
    19th March - Bristol St George's
    20th March - Sheffield Memorial Hall
    21st March - Glasgow The Glee Club
    22nd March - Gateshead The Glasshouse Sage 2
    24th March - London Bloomsbury Theatre
    25th March - Hayes The Beck Theatre
    26th March - Cardiff The Glee Club 
    27th March - Birmingham The Glee Club
    29th March - Manchester Salford The Lowry
    30th March - Liverpool St George's Hall
    31st March - Leeds City Varieties Music Hall 

    There will also be a VIP meet & greet for 30 special guests only at each show. You'll get early access to the theatre, we'll chat and hang out for a while, you'll get a signed tour poster, I'll take photos with each of your individually and we'll have some pre-show fun in general. This will be available separately to your gig ticket as an upgrade- I'll post the link to purchase on Friday 27th Oct here too.

    • 16 min
    My Drug Problem.

    My Drug Problem.

    The music industry is notoriously known for drugs and artists developing issues with addiction, rehabilitation and even tragedies. I generally refuse to discuss my experience and past regarding this issue with the press, as I feel they are only looking to sell papers when they ask. So, today, I'm going to try and talk about it here. Why do musicians fall into this drug taking habit and how does it effect them as artists and if they do stop, how do they cope with life afterwards?

    Justin's Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/justinhawkins
    Jenny May's Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/jennymayfinn

    Join my special Mailing List here to get emails from me about stuff you might like: https://beacons.ai/justinhawkins

    Get a Justin Hawkins Rides Again T-Shirt & Hoodie here: https://thejawsofvictory.com/

    I do monthly Zoom Call Nights over on my Patreon, they're A LOT of fun: http://www.patreon.com/jushawk

    The Darkness are going on a World Tour this year to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Permission to Land - get your tickets here: https://www.thedarknesslive.com/tour-dates/

    #musicpodcast #musicindustry #musicbusinesss

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

Rastarrr ,

Great Podcast

Love this podcast. Such great insights. I write this having just listened to the Dan Hawkins episode. Should come as no surprise that you were both sooo entertaining. I hope he can be persuaded to come back.

Mr Day ,

Fascinating

Not a fan of The Darkness at all but Justin is a joy to listen to. Ive checked out a few music related podcasts and generally end up with various egos clamouring to tell me how big their egos are. This isn’t like that. Just a normal guy chatting about music and other related things. Highly recommended.

He likes Depeche Mode too 💪🏼

Evie’sMum ,

Excellent work

Insightful, funny and no attempt to dumb down for the masses.

Top Podcasts In Music

The Rise and Fall of ...
BBC Radio 6 Music
Sidetracked with Annie and Nick
BBC Sounds
The Story of Classical
Apple Music
Joanna Lumley & The Maestro
Bauer Media
Defected Radio
Defected
Song Exploder
Hrishikesh Hirway

You Might Also Like

RHLSTP with Richard Herring
Sky Potato, Go Faster Stripe and Fuzz Productions
The Paul Chowdhry PudCast
Global
Rockonteurs with Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt
Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt
The Rest Is Entertainment
Goalhanger Podcasts
The Rest Is Football
Goalhanger Podcasts
Where There's A Will, There's A Wake
Sony Music Entertainment