Woodstock Adds Everclear, Lit, Godsmack, Mike Ness

Jeff Beck, who missed the original '69 Woodstock when his band broke up, also will play the July festival.

Rock groups Everclear, Lit and Godsmack have been added to the Woodstock

'99 lineup along with Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness and veteran

blues-rock guitarist Jeff Beck, organizers announced Wednesday (May 5).

They join three dozen previously announced acts including Alanis Morissette,

the Offspring, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Chemical Brothers, Counting

Crows, Fatboy Slim, Foo Fighters, Ice Cube, Wyclef Jean and the Refugee

Allstars, Kid Rock, Jewel, Korn, Limp Bizkit, the Dave Matthews Band,

Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Sugar Ray and the Brian Setzer


The festival, which marks the 30th anniversary of the original Woodstock,

is scheduled for July 23-25 at Griffiss Technology Park in Rome, N.Y.

It will be telecast live on pay-per-view TV.

Jeff Beck was scheduled to play Woodstock in 1969 with his Jeff Beck

Group, which featured Rod Stewart as lead singer, but the group broke up

before the concert.

"It took us a while to rebook the date, but Jeff Beck will finally play

Woodstock," Michael Lang, promoter of both the 1969 and 1999 events,

said in a written statement.

Mike Ness will play Woodstock after wrapping up a tour promoting his

just-released solo debut, Cheating at Solitaire.

"I hope to really kick this as far as I can," Ness said recently. "I

worked so hard on this record that I want to show [it to] everyone."

Guitarist Jeremy Popoff of Lit, whose "My Own Worst Enemy"

(RealAudio excerpt) is a current rock-radio staple, said his band enjoys

playing to the kind of large audiences Woodstock '99 is expected to

attract, even though the band has mostly performed in clubs so far.

"We try to make our shows big and killer," Popoff said. "We want lots of

sweat, lots of action. When fans come to our shows, they're going to see

us give 110 percent."