TEXAS singer Sharleen Spiteri once warned her bandmates they would receive less attention than her, and that if they didn't like it they would have to leave.

The I DON'T WANT A LOVER star made her bold announcement when Texas formed in the 1980s, and she still stands by her assertive comments today.

She says, "My band is very aware I am the front person. They knew when they joined.

"I told them, 'The attention will come to me and you won't seem as important, so just accept that and don't feel paranoid about it.'

"Bands break up when egos come into it."

04/08/2005 10:52