Idlewild frontman Roddy Woomble is coming to terms with an addiction which is beginning to dictate how he leads his life - the Scottish rocker has to spend hours on the internet everyday.

The YOU HELD THE WORLD IN YOUR ARMS singer initially saw the web as a geeky pastime, but he quickly found himself using the wealth of information available online to fuel his very own quirky interests.

He says, "The internet is something I used to deny, but who am I kidding? I am addicted.

"If I don't get to visit websites, I begin to feel like the smoker who dangles out of the window for the last cigarette that's dropped in the gutter with the bedsheets tied to his legs.

"It reached crisis point when I got obsessed with a site about the mystics of the 16th century. I'm sure I bored many a friend with my in-depth studies of Hildergard of Bingen."

27/07/2005 01:27