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Where Are They Now? 1999's Biggest Pop Acts

Find out what New Radicals, Lou Bega, Backstreet Boys, Limp Bizkit and more are up to these days
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Then: If you were an unknown hardcore, punk or industrial band looking for a big break in the Nineties, your best bet was to cover an Eighties megahit. Limp Bizkit did it with George Michael's "Faith," Marilyn Manson did it with Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" – and Los Angeles industrial crew Orgy scored a smash in 1999 with their cover of New Order's "Blue Monday." The single's success, along with their opening slot on Korn and Limp Bizkit's 1998 Family Values Tour, made it seem for a brief moment like Orgy might go truly massive.

Now: Unfortunately, the public didn't enjoy Orgy originals nearly as much as they liked that "Blue Monday" cover. The band split up after their 2004 LP Punk Static Paranoia tanked hard. For the next several years, that appeared to be the end of the Orgy story – but in 2011, frontman Jay Gordon hired new bandmates and hit the road again, playing not-exactly-huge venues like O'Fallon, Missouri's Brewskeez.

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