MTV Europe Music Award from 2000 signed by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who won for Best Rock, on the heels of the release of their most successful album to date, Californication. Held on at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden on Nov. 16, 2000, RHCP won after being nominated alongside Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Korn and Limp Bizkit. Smith's autograph and his added "RHCP 2000" notation has been authenticated by JSA (John Spence Authentication) and their Letter of Authentication will be included (see image above).
Chad Smith is seen in the photo above on the red carpet at the 2000 MTV Europe awards with MTV award in hand. The award was likely used at the show for presentations and photos since its' plate has not been engraved. Also, the tip of the "V" on MTV was obviously broken off at some point but has been glued back together. While only an educated guess, it may have been dropped by someone at the show and at some point Smith agreed to sign it on the bottom of its' base.
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- MTV Europe Music Award from 2000 signed on its' base by Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who also adds "RHCP 2000"
- Letter of Authenticity for autograph from JSA (John Spence Authentication--see image and note that JSA sticker is on bottom of base)
- Measures approx. 12" (30cm) high
- In VG condition (see details in description)
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- Fantastic, very rare collector's item for any RHCP fan
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Detailed Item Description: This MTV Europe Music Award would have been made in 2000 making it 23 years old. Besides the rarity of MTV Music Awards themselves, the award's most spectacular feature is undoubtedly that it is signed on the bottom of its' base by drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who won that night for Best Rock.
The uniquely designed all-metal award is in VG condition only very minor scratches. The "V" of MTV was cracked and reattached and the presentation plate is blank as noted above. Don't miss this rare chance to own an actual MTV Europe Music Award signed by drummer extraordinaire Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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