Avril Lavigne, Limp Bizkit, SUM 41 and Korn are among the performers who will honour Metallica at this year's (03) MTVICON.

The tribute to the veteran metal band will include covers of Metallica's hits, testimonials from musicians who've been influenced by the band, and a finale in which Metallica will perform.

The 90-minute special will air on 6 May (03).

Previous artists to receive the honour are Aerosmith and Janet Jackson.