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Enter Landman? Metallica Needs Space for Free Gig

October 18, 1997 12:00 AM ET

Beavis and Butthead would be all over this. Rock legends Metallica want to throw a great big party, stage a free concert and treat all their fans to something special. Trouble is, they're all revved up with no place to go.

As drummer Lars Ulrich explained to Reuters: "We've been turned down by some of the finest municipalities in the country..."

Unfazed by this minor setback, Metallica is looking to its fans for support. Anyone who knows of a large parcel of land that is, according to the band, "large enough and fan-friendly enough to accommodate all the diverse Metallica loyalists hungering for this one-of-a-kind event," should contact Metallica immediately at (800) 804-1400 or send e-mail to metallica@elektra.com.

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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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