During the holiday season, SonicNet Music News is featuring a "Best of '99" series. We are using the occasion to look back at some of the year's best stories, as chosen by our writers and editors. The "Best of '99" series features one of 16 categories each day, through Jan. 2.
In this installment, we remember some of the best live shows of the year.
Every week throughout the year, SonicNet Music News reporters around the globe were on hand to bring you the details of the live shows you wish you'd seen, or in some cases, you're glad you missed. Even nonfans would find it hard to deny it's a remarkable event when some of the most successful musicians in history Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Cher appear onstage before sold-out crowds. SonicNet Music News also brought you reports of live shows from hip-hop artists Lauryn Hill, Jay-Z, DMX and Gang Starr. And we wouldn't miss 1999's summer festivals; here we highlight Coachella, the Lilith Fair, the Tibetan Freedom Concerts and Woodstock '99.
Click on the stories below to read about these shows, as well as live performances from Tom Waits, Beck, Phish and Black Star, or read the stories directly from the front page of SonicNet Music News.
Previously in the "Best of '99" series: