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Lists: Five VMA moments that looked like they hurt

By Allison Stewart

The MTV Video Music Awards have given us so much. But what we'll mostly remember is the laughter. And also, the rocker-on-rocker beatdowns, bosom-tweakings and the scaling of great heights by possibly inebriated rap-metal bassists.

In short, it's just not a memorable VMA ceremony unless the paramedics are called.

Click Track has put together a list of our five most (literally) painful VMA memories.

5. The pastie tweak heard round the world, 1997

This put Lil Kim on the mainstream map, however briefly. Still, take it from a girl: ouch.

4. Poison vs. Poison: The final showdown, 1991

After this notoriously trouble-plagued number, an obviously wasted C.C. DeVille (the one with the pink hair) and possibly-less-wasted frontman Bret Michaels would beat each other senseless backstage.

3. Tommy Lee vs. Kid Rock, 2007

They both survived, so nobody really wins.

(Fred Durst is tormented and Krist Novoselic's guitar has its revenge, after the jump.)

2. Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford climbs the stage scaffolding, annoys Fred Durst, 2000

Scaling pointy metal scaffolding without gloves had to have hurt, and in between bouts of otherwise commendable Bizkit heckling, Commerford looked pretty terrified up there.

1. Kris Novoselic vs. his bass, 1992

"I was not on my game," Novoselic recalled in a Seattle Weekly column years later. "The only time I’ve ever dropped it was then in front of 300 million people. Ouch!"

By Allison Stewart  |  September 10, 2010; 11:30 AM ET
Categories:  Lists  | Tags: Diana Ross, Kid Rock, Krist Novoselic, Lil Kim, Limp Bizkit, Nirvana, Poison, Rage Against the Machine, Tommy Lee, VMAs  
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