Former EURYTHMICS star Dave Stewart is leaving Britain to live in America, because he fears his homeland is stifling his creativity.

The SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) rocker has sold his Surrey farmhouse and London apartment and is looking for an home in Los Angeles with his wife ANOUSHKA, where he hopes people will be more responsive to his ideas.

He explains, "It's difficult for me to function in England as I am. I'm a polymath, really. And in England you aren't allowed to be. People there are stifling and don't really know how to facilitate multifaceted ideas.

"It's a nightmare to get funding, get things going. Anoushka and I are creative communicators and it's far easier in LA, which is designed around films, music and television."

22/11/2004 03:28