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September 13, 2010 7:00 PM ET

No New Coldplay Album in 2010
Although Coldplay hoped to release the follow-up to their Viva La Vida by the fourth quarter of 2010, Chris Martin revealed in a meet-and-greet with fans that, while the band is close to finishing songs for their fifth album, the LP won't be released until 2011. [ Coldplaying]

George Michael Sentenced to Eight Weeks in Prison
George Michael was sentenced to eight weeks in a London prison, after pleading guilty to charges that he was driving under the influence of drugs in July. [CNN]

Christina Aguilera Performs "Imagine"
Christina Aguilera performed John Lennon's "Imagine" this Sunday at a party for the release of of Montblanc's John Lennon Edition pen. [YouTube]

The Dismemberment Plan to Reunite
Washington D.C. indie band the Dismemberment Plan will reunite for a series of shows in January 2011, to celebrate the reissue of their 1999 album Emergency & I. "We're not planning a new record, but we're doing these shows and taking it day to day after that," bassist Eric Axelson said. [ Washington Post's Click Track]

Kid Rock to Face Waffle House Lawsuit
In October 2007, Kid Rock and members of his entourage were involved in a brawl at a Waffle House in Atlanta, and Rock later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge. Now, the victim has filed a lawsuit against Kid, who is due in an Atlanta courtroom today. [ Billboard ]

Plus: The Strokes rock New York, Fashion Week, Lady Gaga settles lawsuit with ex-boyfriend and more.

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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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