British rockers Ash are relieved their "relentless stalker" stopped hounding them and moved onto wild singer Marilyn Manson.

Frontman TIM WHEELER says devotees discovered where they lived and often camped outside their houses.

He explains, "We had psycho stalkers from Italy sneaking around our houses. They'd just nose around our home, you know. It was disconcerting.

"There was this one girl who was really nuts. She was relentless.

"But she moved on to Marilyn Manson eventually. Which is fine by me. He's better equipped for dealing with that sort of person than we are."

29/07/2004 09:48