Pop beauty Gwen Stefani welcomes nightmares into her sleep - because they provide her with outstanding songwriting material.

The NO DOUBT singer, who's scored critical acclaim with her debut solo album LOVE ANGEL MUSIC BABY, is battling the trauma of discovering her husband Gavin Rossdale is fathering a love child by converting the nocturnal thoughts and images she conjures up into tunes.

She says, "My songs are my diaries and some of my best ones have come out of times when I've been going through a personal nightmare."

20/12/2004 13:41