MEAN­WHILE, IN REAL WORLD... THE

EV­ERY­THING ELSE THAT HAP­PENED IN 1997

Metal Hammer (UK) - - The 90s Issue: 1997 -

HEAD­LINES Labour win their first gen­eral elec­tion in 18 years and Tony Blair is elected Prime Min­is­ter… Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris… The orig­i­nal Black Sab­bath line-up re­unites for only the sec­ond time in 19 years… 70s pop star Gary Gilt­ter is ar­rested for pos­ses­sion of child pornog­ra­phy.

MOVIE

David Lynch’s warped Lost High­way fea­tures a cameo ap­pear­ance by Mar­i­lyn Man­son and a stel­lar Trent Reznor sound­track… Deeply weird indie film Gummo comes with a sound­track that in­cludes Burzum, Sleep, Bathory and more… Bril­liantly over-the-top space shoot ’em up Star­ship Troop­ers is re­leased.

Tv

The glo­ri­ously con­tro­ver­sial South Park kicks off two decades of of­fend­ing any­one and ev­ery­one… Rubbish early 90s movie Buffy The Vam­pire Slayer is turned into one of the great­est TV se­ries ever… Chris Mor­ris nails ab­so­lutely ev­ery­thing with ge­nius satire Brass Eye. Re­mem­ber, kids: avoid Cake if you value your Shat­ner’s Bas­soon.

CHARTS

El­ton John rules the roost with Can­dle In The Wind, his trib­ute to Princess Diana, and still the big­gest sell­ing sin­gle ever. No Doubt’s huge hit, Don’t Speak, gives So-Cal ska-punk a look in.

HERO

Buffy Sum­mers. She saved the world. A lot. What more do you

peo­ple want?

VIL­LAIN

Mar­i­lyn Man­son – at least ac­cord­ing to the re­li­gious groups, who force the au­thor­i­ties in Columbia, South Carolina, to can­cel one of his gigs.

RIP

Acid Bath bassist Audie Pitre (car crash)… War­zone singer Ray­beez (pneu­mo­nia)… Orig­i­nal Alice Cooper gui­tarist Glen Bux­ton (pneu­mo­nia).

WTF?

Thirty-nine mem­bers of the Heaven’s Gate re­li­gious cult com­mit mass sui­cide in San Diego, be­liev­ing they will reach a space­ship trail­ing the Hale

Bopp comet.

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