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September 8, 2010 3:18 PM ET

Britney Spears' Ex-Bodyguards Stands By Lawsuit
Britney Spears' former bodyguard Fernando Flores is defending his lawsuit against the singer -- which claims sexual harassment and child abuse by Spears -- even though by Spears and her ex-husband Kevin Federline denied the allegations. Flores said in an interview yesterdays he's "standing up for what I believe is right." [TMZ]

Indie Rockers Announce Led Zeppelin Tribute Album
Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla and M. Ward are among the indie rockers that will appear on the upcoming double-disc tribute From The Land of Ice And Snow: The Songs of Led Zeppelin, due out October 9th. Walla will cover "In the Evening" while Ward will take on "Bron-Y-Aur." [Twenty Four Bit]

Ray Charles, Johnny Cash Duet on Previously Unreleased Song
Ray Charles and Johnny Cash's duet of "Why Me, Lord?" will feature on the upcoming Charles rarities collection Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters, out on October 26th. Their duet of the Kris Kristofferson song was recorded in 1981 and never released. [ Paste Magazine ]

Kate Moss Poses for Bryan Ferry Cover
In a move that recalls the glory days of Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry has cast supermodel Kate Moss to be the cover star for his new album Olympia. Moss joins models Jerry Hall (Siren), Amanda Lear (For Your Pleasure and 1973 Playmate of the Year Marilyn Cole (Stranded) as Ferry's album cover muses. [ Vanity Fair ]

'Variety' Sues the Vandals
Hollywood trade magazine Variety has filed a lawsuit against punk band the Vandals, claiming the group infringed on the magazine's trademark logo for their album Hollywood Potato Chip. The lawsuit, which dates back to 2004, was initially resolved when the Vandals replaced the font on the album cover, but third-party usage of the original cover resurrected the suit. [THR]

Former Aerosmith A&R Man Supports Steven Tyler's 'Idol' Move
John Kalodner, the former A&R rep talks about Steven Tyler's rumored move to the American Idol judges table. "He sought Hollywood recognition, and now he can get that," Kalodner said, adding that Joe Perry was "completely wrong" for criticizing Tyler's new role. [ New York Post ]

'Sing Out!' Editor Irwin Sibler Dead at 84
Irwin Sibler, who as editor of the folk mag Sing Out! wrote an open letter to Bob Dylan criticizing his move to use electric guitars at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, passed away September 8th at the age of 84. [The Daily Swarm]

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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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