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September 22, 2010 10:00 AM ET

Drake, Justin Timberlake to Help Launch MTV's 'The Seven'
Drake, Justin Timberlake and the principle actors from The Social Network will co-host Monday's premiere episode of The Seven, MTV's new pop culture show. [Press Release]

Lou Reed Lets Susan Boyle Cover "Perfect Day" After All
After being denied permission to cover Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" on America's Got Talent, Susan Boyle finally has permission from the Velvet Underground singer to make the Transformer track the first single off her upcoming album The Gift. [The Guardian]

ABBA to Sue Right Wingers Over Use of Their Song
Don Henley, Jackson Browne and David Byrne have all filed lawsuits against right-wing political parties for using their songs on the campaign trail. Now add ABBA to that list: The Swedish band will pursue legal action against the far-right Danish People's Party, after the political group changed the words of "Mamma Mia" to "Mamma Pia," in honor of their leader Pia Kjaersgaard. [BBC]

Heart's Nancy Wilson, Cameron Crowe Divorcing
Heart's Nancy Wilson has filed for divorce from her husband of 24 years, Almost Famous director Cameron Crowe. [Reuters]

Justin Townes Earle Cancels Tour, Enters Rehab
Justin Townes Earle (son of Steve Earle) has canceled his remaining 2010 tour dates and entered rehab. Last week, Earle was arrested following a brawl at an Indianapolis venue. [Justin Townes Earle]

Plus: Radiohead taking stock of new material, Bret Michaels schedules heart surgery 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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