Most memorable MTV VMAs moments

Published On: Aug 22 2013 10:56:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 01 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Since the very first MTV Video Music Awards 30 years ago in 1984, the show has always provided memorable moments. Ahead of the 2014 edition, set for August 24, check out some of the most memorable.

MTV VMAs - Bruce Springsteen 2002
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2002: Nearing the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band open the VMAs by performing the 9/11-inspired song "The Rising" in front of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. After finishing the song, Springsteen and his band played for more than an hour for the fans who had gathered for their performance.

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