'MTV Unplugged': The 15 Best Episodes

To celebrate the show's return, we look back at its greatest moments – from Jay-Z to Nirvana

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10. Neil Young (1993)

Neil Young was playing unplugged shows long before MTV dreamed up the concept, so he should have taken to the concept without any difficulty. But his initial attempt to play an official Unplugged episode at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater in December 1992 was a complete fiasco. Despite reuniting the Stray Gators from Harvest and Harvest Moon, he just wasn't happy with the performance, ultimately walking out of the show and onto the street, leaving the producers and audience baffled. He returned and treated the audience to his first performance of "Last Trip to Tulsa" in 16 years, but he hated the show and refused to release it. Two months later they tried again at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. It was a very different set list, complete with the super deep cut "Stringman" and a haunting solo rendition of "Like a Hurricane" on the pump organ. He let MTV air this one. 

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