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The American Music Awards (AMAs) unveiled their nominees today for their 2022 installment. Understandably, it got us thinking about this classic moment involving Slash and Duff McKagan.

At the 1990 AMAs, Guns N’ Roses won Favorite Heavy Metal Album and Favorite Heavy Metal Artist. To accept the awards on the band’s behalf was an absolutely tanked Slash and McKagan. The first speech found Duff dropping a subtle “s—.” The second trip to the stage, however, led to Slash saying “f—” twice, followed by “wrap it up” music. We assume there was a lot of cursing behind the scenes between the production crew when this happened.

While the cursing was hilarious, our favorite part was how Duff and Slash held hands as they walked up to the stage to accept the first award. It’s evidence that they weren’t just wasted; they were “white girl wasted.” Truthfully, it’s a beautiful thing.

Oh…and if you couldn’t figure it out, the video below contains NSFW language. Obvious? Yes, but it needs to be said just in case.

To find out which rock artists are nominated at the 2022 AMAs, keep scrolling!

American Music Awards Rock Nominations Are Not Super Embarrassing

The American Music Awards (AMAs) have not been a showcase for rock for a number of years now. However, the 2022 nominees for the rock categories are not absolutely dreadful.

There are three rock categories at the AMAs: Favorite Rock Artist, Favorite Rock Song and Favorite Rock Album. While some might take issue with Imagine Dragons and Machine Gun Kelly receiving nominations, other rock acts being recognized in these categories include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Ghost and Måneskin. In fact, Måneskin nabbed some other noms, including New Artist of The Year.

Keep scrolling to see all of the rock nominations and to see how you can vote for your favorites.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.