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Fall Out Boy to Killers' Flowers: You're No Tom Cruise

June 29, 2006 5:29 PM ET

Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy spoke out about Brandon Flowers of the Killers' recent bout of emo and punk-pop hating: "I kinda like how [Flowers] called Fall Out Boy 'dangerous,' " said Wentz, "it felt like how Ice called Maverick 'dangerous' in Top Gun." The only thing that bugs him, he said, is that Flowers keeps insisting the two bands have never met. "I think they maybe tried to order drinks from us at the MTV Video Music Awards, because they thought we were waiters." Brandon?

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Song Stories

“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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