Thu, 06 Sep 2012 10:45:49 GMT | By Emma Jones
Most OMG Moments of MTV VMAs

1996: Van Halen reunite, kinda

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History was made at the 1996 VMAs when the four original members of Van Halen reunited on stage -- for their first appearance together in 10 years -- as Moonman presenters. But what should have been a glorious moment for rock, quickly turned sour as David Lee Roth hogged the limelight, leading to a major fight backstage with Eddie Van Halen. In the blink of an eye, or the swing of a fist, the short-lived reunion was off.