CLEVELAND – April 14, 2012– This famous iconic sculpture is one of the most coveted awards in the music business.This 15” trophy is made in America; cast in zinc, polished and plated in black nickel with a satin finish.The figure holds a 24 karat gold plated record triumphantly above it’s head.
On April 14, legendary rock stars Guns n’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and Donovan among others, carried home their trophies.This year there were sixty nine trophy winners! “The quantity varies depending on the number of people who are inducted each year,” notes Scott Siegel, owner and president of R.S.Owens, “the company also does trophy repair or replacements if necessary.”
Siegel recalls an incident early in the award’s history when the records held by the trophy figure were made of solid gold.Three heavily celebrating winners managed to misplace the gold records during the plane ride home and R.S.Owens replaced the lost discs.The discs are now gold plated.
R.S. Owens has been producing and designing many of the world’s most prestigious and coveted awards for over 73 years. With a firm commitment to creativity, quality and craftsmanship, R.S. Owens has grown into the largest manufacturer of premier awards in the world. The Oscar®, Emmy, Cotton Bowl, Pepsi 500, American Idol and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards highlight the expansive list of honors produced by R.S. Owens.Information on the company may be found at rsowens.com or pictureframes.net.