Guns N' Roses RIAA Gold Music Video Award for Use Your Illusion I & II, World Tour 1992 In Tokyo. Both released on Dec. 8 , 1992, the long form music videos were certified Gold by the RIAA for 50,000 copies sold on Feb, 9, 1993 and May 13, 1994, respectively.
Filmed during Feb. 22, 1992 concert by GNR in Tokyo, Japan at the Tokyodome, the video also sold well in Australia, Argentina (where it went 12x Platinum), Canada, Germany, Mexico, Portugal and other markets. See images above for the RIAA sales certification data of the pair of music videos*.
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- Dual RIAA Gold Music Video award
- In VG condition
- Award made in 1994
- Presented to A&R executive who signed GNR (read about all the Mötley Crüe and Guns N' Roses awards presented to him here).
- All original with manufacturer label
- Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
- Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Great collector's item for any Guns N' Roses fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation dual RIAA Gold Music Video award that would have been manufactured in 1994, making it approx. 28 years old. The award is presented to Tom Zutaut, an A&R executive with Elektra and Geffen Records who famously signed Motley Crue, Guns N' Roses, Dokken, Tesla, Edie Brickell, Enya, and others. One of Zutaut's original Elektra Records business cards is included with this item. Read more about Zutaut and the other awards in this collection all presented to him here. Here is Zutaut with Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx in the 80s:
This award is in VG condition with minor mars on the frame (and a small chip out of one back corner) and plexiglass. It has its' original backing paper with manufacturer's sticker from Fitzgerald Hartley.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com