SCISSORS SISTERS star Jake Shears is thrilled with the flamboyant band's
success - because he no longer has to strip for money in gay bars.
The New York outfit's eponymous debut album was the best-selling disc in
Britain last year (04), shifting more than 1.5 million copies, which means
Shears can finally keep his clothes on when he performs.
He says, "I would take off most of my clothes for tips. Once I started
making music it wasn't appropriate any more.
"I realised it was time to sing and put my clothes back on."