Velvet Revolver guitarist DAVE KUSHNER has jeopardised his rock credibility - by confessing he was once a member of critically-mauled rapper Vanilla Ice's touring band.

Kushner is still mortified he agreed to work with the ICE ICE BABY star, because he thinks he's a "jerk".

But Kushner's mounting debts forced him to overcome his pride, and work with Ice - real name ROBERT VAN WINKLE - in 1998.

He admits, "I couldn't get a job anywhere else and I needed to pay the bills. That's how I could sleep at night, knowing that I wasn't sponging off my dad for even more money.

"Vanilla Ice was a jerk though."

17/03/2005 09:30