Garbage rocker Shirley Manson is refusing to accept any recorded material from fans eager to make it in the music industry - in case she accidentally copies their work.
The singer/actress is bombarded by wannabe rockers' audition CDs in a bid for the star to help them land a record contract.
But Manson has urged fans to stop sending in the recordings for their own good - insisting the ban is in place to protect their work from plagiarism and herself from any potential lawsuits.
She says, "I am so sorry but I am no longer able to listen to all the amazing songs you are writing. It's a formality that in place to protect you in case I steal your ideas and use them for myself. I am so sad about it but it's the way it has to be."