Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears has written a musical - and credits the project with 'saving' the band. The Filthy/Gorgeous hitmaker - who has been working on the spectacle based on Armistead Maupin's Tales Of The City series of novels for the past year - insists focusing on the show has stopped him from lashing out at his bandmates and causing a split. He says, "Sometimes writing for the band makes you feel like you could explode, you're so focused on making it good. That was a problem we had when we were making the second record Ta-Dah. "We had no lives, it was all we did. Writing the musical has been a really fun diversion because you're not so focused on the one thing."