New York, Feb 6 : Pop idol Michael Jackson will reportedly appear at the Grammy Awards - but he won't be singing at the ceremony.
Jackson was rumoured to be attending the Los Angeles bash on Feb 10 to promote a 25th anniversary re-release of his album 'Thriller'.
The organizers of the show were eager for the star to duet on hits from the album with a number of contemporary performers, including Will.I.Am, Akon, Kanye West and Fergie, reports New York Daily News.
But Jackson was reluctant to take on such a big project at short notice.
The show's producer Ken Ehrlich said that he would do the tribute only if Jackson sang and danced, said insiders.
"Michael can't go along with that. He needs more time to rehearse new versions of the songs. And everything requires new choreography," the source added.
But, now the buzz making rounds is that Ehrlich has agreed to having Jackson just appear onstage - apparently believing viewers will tune in just to see what Jacko looks like now.