Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:43:08 GMT | By Emma Jones
The Most OMG Moments of the MTV VMAs

1996: Van Halen reunite, kinda



1996: Van Halen reunite, kinda (© Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic/Getty Images)
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  • 1996: Van Halen reunite, kinda (© Jeff Kravitz, FilmMagic/Getty Images)
  • 1997: Fiona Apple denounces the mainstream (© Vinnie Zuffante, Getty Images)
  • 1999: Diana Ross has her hands full of Lil' Kim (© Jeff Christensen, Reuters)
  • 2000: Rage Against the Machine rage against MTV (© KMazur, WireImage/Getty Images)
  • 2001: Britney Spears, snake charmer (© Gary Hershorn, Reuters)
  • 2002: Eminem feuds with Moby and a puppet (© Gary Hershorn, Reuters)
  • 2002: Michael Jackson invents his own award (© Gary Hershorn, Reuters)
  • 2003: Britney and Madonna lock lips, men rejoice (© Win McNamee, Reuters)
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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.

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