Guns N’ Roses and The American Music Awards. Not f***ing made for prime time.

Guns N’ Roses and The America Music Awards, a Dick Clark Production never really hit it off. GNR were never quite ready for prime time.

Heavily nominated throughout the years the band, Slash and Duff in particular, had their “moments” on stage. Their acceptance speeches in 199o has been awarded one of the “5 Most Memorable Moments” in AMA history.

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Guns N’ Roses’ Acceptance Speech (1990): In true rock and roll fashion, the members of Guns N’ Roses brought out their alcohol and cigarettes on stage while accepting their award at the 1990 AMAs. Looking a little worse for wear, guitarist Slash even dropped the f-bomb during the family-friendly award show, immediately cuing the “exit stage left” music to kick in.

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Guns N’ Roses have received four awards from eight nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
1989 Sweet Child o’ Mine Favorite Pop/Rock Single Won
Guns N’ Roses Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Nominated
Appetite for Destruction Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album Nominated
1990 Guns N’ Roses Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Won
Appetite for Destruction Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album Won
1992 Guns N’ Roses Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist Won
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Nominated
Use Your Illusion I Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Album Nominated

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Above you see their award for Favorite Heavy Metal Artist in 1991 presented to the band at the 1992 award show. I am thrilled to own this rare gem as part of my GNR collection. And equally thrilled it has a bit of history behind it. As only GNR could give it.

Here’s Slash accepting the award for the band via satellite from San Diego.

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As you can see from the above photos one of these supposedly belonging to Axl, just recently sold in auction for over $19,000.

The most expensive doorstop ever.

RN’FR!

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