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A documentary on the disastrous Woodstock 99 festival is coming to HBO

I remember watching Woodstock 99 on TV and thinking “Damn, I’m SO glad I’m not there.” It was stupidly hot. It was held at an air force base with acres of baking concrete. Sanitation was bad. Drinking water was hard to find. And then the violence broke out.

The whole thing was a testosterone-fest which resulted in a toxic mix of aggression, vandalism, and serious bodily harm. “Peace, love, and rage,” for sure.

The doc premieres on July 23. Here’s a trailer. Read more here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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