I'm a sucker for a good music documentary, and this one looks like a good one. Woodstock '99 was held in upstate New York, just like the original, but the similarities stopped there. It was held on a closed Air Force base, unlike Max Yasgur's farm setting in 1969. Michael Lang, the promoter of the original Woodstock was the man in charge of this festival as well. He once called this 'MTV 'stock' since he had little to no control. The event was marked with violence. Concert go-ers had to endure 100+ degree heat and water was either difficult to obtain or overpriced. Dehydration set in for many. There were multiple reports of rape.
Some of the performers included the Offspring, Korn, Bush, Live, Kid Rock, Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Rage Against The Machine, Godsmack, Megadeth, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Collective Soul and even the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.
'Woodstock '99: Peace, Love & Rage' premiere on HBO and HBO Max July 23rd.