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Does Woodstock ’99 Say Anything About Its Generation, or Was It Just Pure Chaos?

The final episode of ‘Break Stuff’ explores the aftermath of the ill-fated event and how it compares to another recent disastrous festival you may have heard of

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The Moment That Woodstock ’99 Went Up in Flames

Episode 7 of ‘Break Stuff’ looks at the Sunday riots and violence that you remember Woodstock ’99 for

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The Legacy of Woodstock ’99 Is Sexual Assault

Episode 6 of ‘Break Stuff’ explores the violence against women that garnered headlines in the wake of the festival

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The Human Toll of Woodstock ’99

Episode 5 of ‘Break Stuff’ looks at one family shattered as a result of the ill-fated festival

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How the Early Parts of Woodstock ’99 Set the Stage for Disaster

The first night of the festival was a relative calm before the chaos that the festival is best remembered for—but still contained some signs of trouble to come

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Before Woodstock ’99 Was a Nightmare, It Was One Town’s Dream

Episode 3 of ‘Break Stuff’ investigates how the festival landed in Rome, New York, and some of the early warning signs that something was awry

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Everything You Know About the First Woodstock Is Wrong

Episode 2 of ‘Break Stuff’ explores the 1969 festival, which wasn’t everything the famous documentary would have you believe

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‘Break Stuff’: Just One of Those Days

It’s the one thing people think they know about Woodstock ’99—Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit encouraged shirtless hooligans to "break stuff"

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Limp Bizkit Got the Blame for the Woodstock ’99 Riots. But It’s Not That Simple.

The first episode of ‘Break Stuff,’ The Ringer’s new documentary podcast series about the doomed festival, explores whether the bad boys of nu metal were really the cause of the chaos

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Introducing ‘Break Stuff: The Story of Woodstock ’99’ 

A concert that claimed to be all about good music and good vibes ended with fires, riots, and assault. What went wrong?