RIAA Gold LP award for Mötley Crüe's Greatest Hits album. Released on Nov. 14, 1998, it was certified Gold by the RIAA on Sept. 12, 1999 for 500,000 copies sold.
Containing all the group's best know tracks, the album also includes two new songs: "Bitter Pill" and "Enslaved". Drummer Tommy Lee recorded his drum tracks for the tunes and then started a prison sentence of five months, after which the band toured in support of the album. The release rose to #20 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart.
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- RIAA serial number hologram Gold LP award with "leopard print" matte
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award from 1999
- Presentation to member of the Crüe's road crew
- All original with manufacturer stickers
- RIAA serial number hologram awards were produced 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 18.5" x 23"
- Great collectors item for any Crüe fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum award that would have been manufactured in 1999 making it approx. 22 years old. It is presented to John Gabrielli, part of the Crüe's road crew. You can read about a Gabrielli incident in the group's wild days here: http://www.mtv.com/news/1432369/nikki-sixx-and-crue-crew-arrested-in-las-vegas/
It is in VG to Excellent condition, with only a minor mar or two on the frame and plexiglass. It has its' original manufacturer stickers from Dejay Products Ltd.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com.