09-10-1998 MTV Video Music Awards

Date: 09-10-1998
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Venue: Gibson Amphitheater (MTV Awards)

01- Celebrity Skin/Pretty Persuasion *R.E.M. cover

Surfaced: Pro-Shot Video. 3 minutes.

Hole Lineup: Courtney Love (Guitar/Vocals), Eric Erlandson (Guitar), Melissa Auf Der Maur (Bass/Background Vocals), and Samantha Maloney (Drums).

Other Acts: Madonna, Pras, Master P, Backstreet Boys, Beastie Boys, Brandy & Monica, Dave Matthews Band, Marilyn Manson, Brian Setzer Orchestra

Notes: The show was hosted by Ben Stiller. This was Samantha Maloney’s first live performance with the band to air on TV – a pre-taped appearance on Top of the Pops aired on BBC2 the next day. Courtney ended the song with a bit of R.E.M.’s Pretty Persuasion and the words “Sat Nam,” which means “I am truth” in the Sikh language Gurmukhi.


Show Reviews: