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Metric Talk Upcoming Fall Shows, Afternoon Tequila Drinking

August 1, 2008 4:02 PM ET

This weekend the Rock Daily festival crew will be beaming us the latest updates from Lollapalooza, but before we get in a Chicago state of mind, here's some advice from festival vets Metric, who just rocked Pemberton and will hit the stage at All Points West next weekend. Click above to wach Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, Joules Scott-Key and Josh Winstead talk about the fall tour they're planning and explain the hardships of rocking crowds of 50,000 fans: "Sometimes you're forced to drink tequila at 1:30 in the afternoon."

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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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