updated 03/09/1992 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 03/09/1992 AT 01:00 AM EST
The show, held at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, did feature an unusual amount of muscle music, notably via sweaty performances by Grammy-winning metalheads Metallica and rapper LL Cool J, who included his grandma in a live rendition of "Mama Said Knock You Out." But for many, the action really got rolling later at the post-telecast parties, where even the losers looked satisfied. Said Aaron Neville, who lost Best Pop Vocalist to Bolton: "I was there, I was nominated, I had a great time. Besides, I've got three at home in my china closet."