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Digest: Steven Tyler Launches 'AppSoLewdly' App; Trent Reznor to Kill Lincoln's Mother in Vampire Movie

Also: Matt and Kim announce tour with the Thermals, Kings of Leon team up with the NCAA

March 3, 2011 6:05 PM ET
Steven Tyler with his 'American Idol Bleep Sign'
Steven Tyler with his 'American Idol Bleep Sign'
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Steven Tyler Launches His Own App
Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge Steven Tyler has launched a new mobile app called Steven Tyler's AppSoLewdly. The app, available in the iTunes store for $2.99, will give fans access to exclusive video, photos, sounds and "Tylerisms" created by the man himself. [Press release]

Trent Reznor to Kill Lincoln's Mother in New Movie
According to Badass Digest, Trent Reznor is set to score the upcoming absurd action movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He'll also make a cameo appearance in the film as a vampire who kills off Lincoln's mother. [Vulture]

Matt and Kim to Tour With the Thermals
Indie pop duo Matt and Kim have announced that they will be teaming up with the Portland punk band the Thermals for a summer tour. The bands will both perform at the Sasquatch festival in George, Washington, and from there will play 23 gigs together, ending with a show at the House of Blues in Boston. [Pitchfork]

Kings of Leon to be Used in NCAA Ad Campaign
CBS and Turner Sports will soon roll out a multi-platform ad campaign for the NCAA college basketball tournament featuring a new music video for Kings of Leon's song "The Immortals." The video will appear in ads in movie theaters throughout the United States. [Billboard]

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

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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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