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Conan O'Brien Hijacks 'Rock Band' with Radiohead, Beastie Boys Covers

January 3, 2008 1:36 PM ET

Last night, during his maiden show since the onset of the Writer's Guild strike, Conan O'Brien made a little video depicting how he'd spent the days waiting to return to the air. What we learned: O'Brien can proficiently execute "Sunshine of Your Love" and the opening riff of "Purple Haze" on guitar. Also, he enjoys busting in on his staffers' Rock Band sessions to play along with Radiohead's "Creep," and he does a wicked "Sabatoge" in the voice of Edith Bunker.

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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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