Rockers Linkin Park managed to reign in their controversial act during a recent gig in Singapore, which they compared to "being at grandma's for dinner".

The American band are used to littering their show with swearing and spitting, both of which they cut out when performing in the strict south-east Asian country, where chewing gum and dropping rubbish is illegal.

Singer CHESTER BENNINGTON says, "Usually I cuss a lot on stage. And I spit a lot to clear my throat.

"Performing in Singapore's a little like being at grandma's for dinner. You can't cuss, so you can't say things like, pass the f***ing boiled carrots, b**ch."

24/06/2004 17:09