Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell Values His MTV Video Music Award Moonman Statuette Exactly as Much as He Ought To

  • Axl Rosenberg

Last year, someone stole DJ Lethal from Limp Bizkit’s MTV Video Music Award moonman statuette, and it was apparently the worst thing to happen to Mr. Lethal since being fired from Limp Bizkit.

That’s a strong contrast from this photo Alice in Chains posted on Facebook last week, displaying the manner in which guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell uses his own MTV VMA Moonman, which he won in 1993 for the “Would?” video:

Jerry Cantrell MTV VMA Moonman

Awards are flattering but useless, doubly so in the case of music video awards given to the artist, who, let’s be real, 99 times out of 100 just approved a treatment, hired a director, showed up on set last, left first, and later told his manager that the cut was approved. (Note that the names of the clip’s directors, Cameron Crowe and John Taft, are not included on the plaque.) Actual MUSIC awards, like the Grammys, are total bullshit, and these are not even really about music. So yeah.

I applaud Cantrell for his ingenuity! He could have just thrown this thing in the trash, but he found a way to recycle it and make any visitors to his bathroom giggle. Bravo, sir! The guy is considered a genius for a reason.

[via Metal Insider]


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