Starsailor rocker James Walsh has spoken about working with PHIL SPECTOR - but says he has no idea if the legendary producer is guilty of murder or not.

The ALCOHOLIC hitmaker - who worked with Spector on a couple of tracks last year (02) - says if he is innocent then his treatment must be hard to endure.

James says, "It's difficult to say either way because you can't say anything about anybody when something like that happens.

"We definitely felt for him in the respect that if he is innocent, if he hasn't done this, then it must be scary for a 62-year-old bloke to be put in prison and put in these handcuffs and this van.

"Whatever the reputation he's got as being scary or strange, I'm sure he was scared s***less."

Spector was arrested in February (03) in connection with the death of B-movie star Lana Clarkson.

He has always maintained his innocence, claiming Clarkson shot herself, and is currently on $1 million (GBP625,000) bail, with a decision on whether he will be prosecuted with her murder delayed until 30 September (03).

27/08/2003 21:14