Rock stars attending this week's MTV Awards can expect a free iPod.

This is because Apple has managed to ensure an iPod shuffle (carrying an MTV logo) is one of the products contained within the $26,000 goodie-bag stars will receive as they leave the event.

A year's free Dean Markley guitar strings, an orange vinyl Paul Frank watch, two free holidays, clothes, underwear, chocolate and perfume will all sit pertly inside the bag, waiting to attract celebrity favours, according to Fox News.

The bag itself comes from Gap.