Additions to Live Earth Lineup

February 16, 2007 11:01 AM ET

As we reported yesterday, Al Gore will be teaming up with Live 8 creator Kevin Wall to produce Live Earth, a musical concert behemoth taking place July 7th and featuring an all-star lineup of grade-A headliners. Rolling Stone has learned exclusively that we can add two more music heavyweights to the bill: Genesis and Kanye West. The concert, which will touch down in every continent on the planet, will raise funds and awareness for environmental causes, specifically global warming, an issue close to Gore's heart. While big names like Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and U2 have not yet signed on for the concert, organizers say they're still in negotiations with a score of musicians and expect the final lineup to include more than 100 top acts.

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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