Ahh technology isn't it great?! You don't even have to meet someone to collabortae with them. Such is the case with The Fray and there collabo with Timbaland on for Shock Value II. The band sent in a demo, Timbo liked what he heard, emails were sent, phone calls were made, and voilà! "Under Tow" was created.
In fact even after the track was finished, Timmy never asked that band if they liked what he did with it. I guess you don't need to when you're Timbo the King. Thankfully though the band was just fine with it.