Kim still keeps us Hanging On

The music industry does odd things to your head – so when I saw Kim Wilde’s new album was titled Here Come The Aliens, I feared yet another casualty of rock ‘n’ roll.

Convinced she saw a UFO in 2009, Kim – daughter of Sixties rocker Marty – believes aliens are among us. But she is so grounded, she admits being a mother and horticulturist is tougher than being a pop star. And she doesn’t worry about looks – cosmetic surgery is a no-no.

It’s been 37 years since Kids in America topped the charts, but Kim – back on tour – remains an artist worth Hanging On for.