In addition to getting the award in question, Aerosmith was also scheduled to perform their new single, “Jaded” on the show. Reportedly, Dick Clark told anyone who would listen that Aerosmith was off the show because it’s his show and no one can tell him what to do, or what to call an award.
A visit to the official Dick Clark Production Web site reveals that Aerosmith is now getting something called the “International Artist Award,” and they will be performing their new single on the live telecast. Perhaps you can tell Dick Clark what to do … if you’re Aerosmith.
All of this year’s presenters have a major reason to show up. No, it’s not for the national TV exposure, it’s the goodie bag they get just for being them. Every presenter gets a duffel bag full of loot valued at $3,500 each. They were put together by The Hollywood Connection and contain such items as a three-in-one digital camera-camcorder and PC camera, two skypagers, a cell phone, sneakers, a voice-activated TV remote and other things that only the celebrities that get them could actually afford. It’s tough being a celebrity.