Movie star Robert Downey Jr is desperate to pursue his burgeoning music career - but hasn't got enough money to cover performance and recording fees.
But he's devastated his dream of becoming a full-time singer has been shattered, because he hasn't got enough funds to pay for the expensive career change.
Downey Jr says, "There's places I've been offered to gig and I think it would be fun. I thought I was going to open for Duran Duran but now I've got a movie started, I couldn't get it together.
"And the going rate for opening for a band on tour is about $0.75 (GBP0.38), and I'm not in a position to pay my musicians and the people who come to help me get my rocks off. It was just really impractical."08/03/2005 14:37