Rockers Aerosmith will be the subject of an upcoming U.S. TV special even though the band's frontman Steven Tyler refused to be interviewed for the documentary.
The group's story will be told as part of America's A&E network's series Biography and will be broadcast on Thursday night (04Jun09) - but it won't feature candid chatter from Tyler, according to Blabbermouth.net.
Instead, former manager Tim Collins consented to an interview for the first time since he and the band parted ways over a decade ago.
He tells website Boston.com, "They said Steven wasn't going to participate and had squelched a lot of people. I just think they're America's greatest rock band, and I wanted to set the record straight. I was only supposed to do 30 minutes, but I let them keep me on tape."
The TV special also features chats with Aerosmith bandmates Joe Perry and Brad Whitford, as well as an interview with band biographer Stephen Davis.