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The 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony was hosted by former Take That member Robbie Williams and held at Alexandra Palace in London, United Kingdom on 14 November 1996.

1996 MTV Europe Music Awards
MTV Europe Music Awards 1996 logo.jpg
Date14 November 1996
LocationAlexandra Palace, London, England
Hosted byRobbie Williams
Television/radio coverage
NetworkMTV Networks International (Europe)

One special note was that MTV executives notified the band Metallica that expletives were prohibited during their live TV performance and they were not allowed to use pyro. The band was upset by this so the band disregarded performing their scheduled single "King Nothing" and played the non-TV friendly songs "Last Caress" and "So What?". Songs that contain numerous expletives, and reference rape, murder and bestiality respectively. The result was the performance and any references to Metallica during the ceremony have been removed from future broadcasts of the ceremony. However, the performance can be seen on YouTube.





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  1. ^ "The Backstreet Boys get it goin'". October 1, 1997.
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