Remembering The 41 Greatest Moments From The 1993 VMAs
Twenty years ago, MTV held the most epic and iconic VMAs of all time — which included appearances by Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Madonna, Janet Jackson, R.E.M., and Neil Young. So step aside, 2000 VMAs. Just step aside.
30.Aerosmith took home The Viewer's Choice Moonman for "Livin' on the Edge," which also happened to be the only video from their Get a Grip album to not feature Alicia Silverstone.
31.Pearl Jam performed their new song "Animal” and then brought out the “Godfather of Grunge,” Neil Young, for their iconic performance of his classic song "Rockin' in the Free World."
32.K.d. lang won Best Female Video for "Constant Craving" — beating out Janet Jackson's "That's The Way Love Goes." (I am still bitter about that.)
33.MTV darlings Beavis and Butt-head presented Best Metal/Hard Rock Video.
34.Naughty by Nature got the crowd moving while performing "Hip Hop Hooray."
35.Nirvana won Best Alternative Video for "In Bloom."
36.Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl celebrated their win backstage.
37.George Clinton, along with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, presented the first-ever Best R&B Video Moonman. Snoop actually had to sneak into the awards show, as the Los Angeles Police Department had a warrant out for his arrest.
The LAPD came to the show looking for Snoop. He was able to evade them and turned himself in after the show.
38.Janet Jackson performed a flawless medley of "That's the Way Love Goes" and "If":
39.Tony Bennett presented Video of the Year, along with Flea and Anthony Kiedis — who was busy showing off his skills with a banana.
40.Pearl Jam was the big winner of the night. They took home Video of the Year for "Jeremy," and they even brought along the star of the video to the podium for their acceptance speech.
41.Eddie Vedder ended the night being, well... very Eddie Vedder.