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.
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.
|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|
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.
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.