According to sources, the organisers of February's ceremony were gleeful when they persuaded Steven Tyler and Joe Perry to team up with the JUSTIN HAWKINS-fronted band for a cover of their hit LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR.
But after some careful consideration, the WALK THIS WAY veterans called time on the deal.
A source tells British tabloid THE DAILY STAR, "It was all set in stone and was going to be the collaboration of the night.
"But on Friday, Aerosmith pulled out with a load of flimsy excuses. The impression they gave was of a band who didn't want to be upstaged."
The I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE newcomers are leading the nominees at the awards - where they are up for four gongs.20/01/2004 01:48