Irish pop band Boyzone have apologised to bosses at MTV for causing trouble at a past awards ceremony - insisting they will be better behaved at this year's (08) European Music Awards (EMAs).
The band fear they have been blacklisted by officials at the channel after the 2000 EMAs event in Dublin, which saw bandmember Shane Lynch swearing on stage and picking a drunken fight with rapper Sean 'Diddy' Combs.
The singers have now issued an apology ahead of the forthcoming EMAs ceremony in Liverpool, England next month (Nov08) and hope they will be invited back.
They tell British newspaper the Daily Star, "We'd like to take this opportunity to apologise to the channel. As a band we are really keen to bury the hatchet. Back in those days, Shane thought if we went prepared we wouldn't win anything.
"He'd had more than a few pints to calm his nerves. Because he was drunk he ended up effing and blinding on stage and later had a fight with P Diddy and proper slapped him on the head. That wasn't very representative of the band. He didn't show any respect and is very sorry."