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 - Axl Rose 2002
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2002: While Springsteen's opener was a highlight of the show, it ended on a down note with a dreadlocked and out-of-breath Axl Rose leading his crew of replacement Guns 'N' Roses members through their first big TV performance and the band's first American performance since the mid-1990s.

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