American rocker Jon Bon Jovi has launched a scathing attack on The Darkness, likening the British band to spoof group Spinal Tap.
The Bon Jovi frontman, 43, is amazed The Darkness take themselves seriously as rockers, because he thought they were a fake glam rock band.
He says: "I hate The Darkness. I don't understand it. I know they are huge (in the UK), but I never really got it.
"It's just Spinal Tap isn't it? It's just a lark. I'm not sure they think so, though. I think they take it seriously. They made a little splash in the US but, man… I don't get it at all."