"Static x blew up on the second stage of Ozzfest in the summer of 99. Their claymation video got a lot of MTV air time believe it or not. Seems like there was a brief period in time from late 98 to early 2000 when heavy metal was getting radio play, and frequent mtv time. Static x was a product of that period."
"There was a lot of hype around this early 99 release. Coal Chamber came up on the second stage of Ozzfest in 97, and 98, and had developed quite a following. This, their sophmore album, made waves upon release, and the act seemed to be on the top of the youth metal movement, with a solo video with Ozzy Osbourne "Shock the Monkey" getting regular spins on MTV."
"I remember buying this game brand new for 60$ when it first came out with money that I made in my very first paychech ever. Looking back now, it seems like I got ripped off, but back in the day we used to play the crap out of it. This came out at a time when South Park was at it's peak of popularity. South Park was everywhere, movies, t shirts, games, everywhere you looked in 98, 99."
"I remember the Megadeth song "Crush'em" got played quite a bit on the radio stations in my area. Never really saw the movie, but loved the song back then. It was one of those songs that you turned way up when it came on. Nothing special now, but back then compared to what else was on the radio, it was cool."
"I remember hearing Pantera's cover of "Cat Scratch Fever" on the radio in the summer of 99, that was really the only radio hit Pantera ever had, and it was the beginning of them eventually becoming my favorite band, over Korn, and Metallica. I could relate more to Pantera than any others, and after viewing their home video's that year, I was hooked!"
"I remember wanting a Nintendo 64 so bad when they first came out in christmas 96, but my family was dirt poor. We were still getting used Genesis' and Snes' up until christmas of 98. In the spring of 99 though, they used money from their income tax return to buy us a 64. For the longest time that year this was the only game we had, so we played it a lot. Excellent game that I still play."
"I actually watched this live on PPV sunday night, September 19th, 1999. This was the first PPV I ever ordered, and I remember being somewhat dissapointed, and expecting more from ECW. Throughout 99 the ECW put on some epic events which I had read all about, but this one failed to live up to them."
"I remember hanging out at the mall with one of my friends on halloween when he bought this. We listened to it on some portable CD players and didnt like it at all, we tried to return it before we even left, unsuccessfully. It grew on us later on that year."
"I remember hearing a lot of this in 99, mostly at parties. This was the soundtrack to more than a few good times with some of the best friends I ever had. The next year I got sick of hearing "Only God Knows Why", and really lost all interest in Kid Rock. I was in my hardcore metalhead stage, and considered him a sellout."
"Korn was "THE" band in my school in 99. I feel like their decision to rush this album out in 99 really hurt their career in the long run. Fallow the Leader was still spinnin in everyone's CD player when this came out. They should have rode FOAL for another year at least before they even started on a follow up. Nonetheless this cd was hyped to death."
"I was all over this when it came out, and I loved it. I loved anything from Metallica, they were my favorite. As I grew older though, and my interests grew more towards the harder music, I lost interest in Metallica. Especially their 1996-2002 period. These recordings especially sound terrible to me now."
"I remember this was a big fight for the UFC in the fall of 99, the last big fight they really ever had until the Zuffa buyout in 2001. The UFC kind of dropped off the radar after 22, there was even a point where I wondered if they still existed(late 2000)."
"South Park was everywhere in 98, and 99. Every kid in my school had a south park t shirt, same thing when you went to the mall, south park parephanalia everywhere. Movies, CDs, video games, you name it. Season 2 in 98, and season 3 in 99 were the peak of the show's popularity. I don't think the show hit it's creative peak though until about 2004(season 8). The Korn episode was super hyped."
"I remember a friend of mine's dad would play the pen and paper Star Wars rpg with us around 96/97, and from there I dove into the franchise head first. I was fortunate enough to have a mom that made sure I got to see the films in theatre's when they were rereleased in 97 even though we couldn't afford rent. She made sure I got to see this one too. Shortly after, I lost all interest in the series."
"I never was a big fan of Austin Powers, but I remember him being quite popular, perticularly this film. I remember everyone in school used to quote this movie so much it was rediculous. Probobly the most quoted film of the year."
"This was the must see film of 99, you just had to see it. There just wasn't anything like it before, people actually thought it was all real footage. In the years to come, we would see far, far too many movies borrow the idea."
"Oh man, I can remember exactly what I was doing on just about every single monday night from the fall of 97 to the fall of 99. Watching this! I was one of those kids that swore up and down that wrestling was real, thanks to Dan Severn, and Ken Shamrock, who'm I'd seen win UFC tournaments. Around the time the ECW debuted on TNN that summer, I started losing interest in WWF/WCW."
"Every kid I knew wanted one of these, well almost every one of them. There were actually kids in 99 that held off from buying the DC to wait on the PS2, which was being ran through the rumor mill, and hyped to death before eventually being released over a year later, and being nothing like what was rumored."
"Sevendust came up in the late 90's the hard way, before the internet really took off, Sevendust gained a legion of followers through nonstop touring and word of mouth from fan to fan who had witnessed their powerfull live show. This album sold very well in 99, and "Denial" got some good airplay."