Plus: Johnny Cash Honored; Strummer Biopic Coming

November 16, 2010 6:00 AM ET

Johnny Cash to Be Inducted Into Gospel Hall of Fame
Johnny Cash is among the four artists who will be inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. DeGarmo & Key, Golden Gate Quartet and Bill "Hoss" Allen will also be inducted in the ceremony on January 24 in Cash's adopted hometown of Hendersonville, Tenn. [Billboard.biz]

Joe Strummer Biopic on the Way
With two Clash documentaries and two about the man himself, Joe Strummer's life has been well represented in film. But a biopic written by Paul Viragh is now in the works; Viragh was also behind the Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. [The Playlist via Consequence of Sound]

GQ Names Drake to Men of the Year List
Drake joins Stephen Colbert, James Franco, Jeff Bridges and Scarlett Johansson (she's the "Babe" on the list) on GQ's Men of the Year list. Drake is the mag's "Breakout of the Year." [GQ via RapRadar.com]

Neil Young Tribute Includes Patti Smith, Roots, More
Patti Smith, the Roots, Aimee Mann, J Mascis, Living Colour, Shawn Colvin and many more will honor Neil Young in a concert at New York's Carnegie Hall on February 10. The show will benefit music and arts programs for underprivileged youth. [Spinner.com]

Lynne and Jamie Spears Reconcile
Eight years after their split, Britney Spears' parents Lynne and Jamie are back together, a source confirmed to US Magazine. GossipCop.com first reported the reconciliation, saying the pair have been reconciled since last summer. [GossipCop.com via UsMagazine.com]

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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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