MTV Video Music Awards

Collaborations: Pearl Jam & Neil Young- Rockin In The Free World

Neil Young, Pearl Perform 'Rockin' in the Free World' at 1993 MTV VMAs -  Rolling Stone

In 1993 at the MTV Video Music Awards, Pearl Jam was performing their song “Animal” from their very amazing second album, VS. I still remember watching the show and seeing Neil Young come out on stage. The end result was Pearl Jam and Neil Young performing “Rockin In The Free World” together and what a performance it was. This performance also led to the members of Pearl Jam being invited to be Neil’s band on his upcoming album, Mirror Ball (which is a pretty cool album). This performance though, is one that I have always remembered and the song is perfect for right now too.

Pearl Jam & Neil Young- Rockin In The Free World:


Memorable TV Performances: Nine Inch Nails on the 1999 VMA’s

03 - Nine Inch Nails

Back in 1999, Nine Inch Nails performed on the MTV Video Music Awards. It was pretty unexpected, especially since NIN never performed on TV. Quick Side Note, It wouldn’t happen again until 2013 when Trent and company performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Which actually is the first time the band has ever performed on a late night talk show. The performance of “The Fragile” on the VMA’s was something hauntingly beautiful,  dark and one of the best VMA performances. Plus it featured my all time favorite line up Nine Inch Nails has ever had.

 

Nine Inch Nails- The Fragile on the 1999 MTV VMA’s: