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Plus: U.K. Parliament vs. Smiths; New Order Reunion?

December 8, 2010 4:55 PM ET

New Order 'Could' Reunite, Drummer Says
Despite New Order's acrimonious split in 2007, drummer Stephen Morris hasn't ruled out the group reuniting for one gig, at least. "New Order could play a gig together again," Morris said at an event in London Wednesday night celebrating the release of Joy Division's new boxed set, + -. [NME]

Smiths vs. British Prime Minister Fight Continues
Incredibly, the beef between the Smiths and British Prime Minister David Cameron has hit the floor of the House of Commons. A Wednesday debate over tuition fees turned into a one-up on Smiths song titles between Labour MP Kerry McCarthy and Cameron. McCarthy said, "The Smiths are, of course, the archetypal student band. If he wins tomorrow night's vote, what songs does he think students will be listening to? 'Miserable Lie', 'I Don't Owe You Anything' or 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now'?" Cameron fired back, "I expect that if I turned up I probably wouldn't get 'This Charming Man' and if I went with the Foreign Secretary [William Hague] it would probably be 'William It Was Really Nothing'." [Prefix and Spinner]

See Elijah Wood, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen as Beastie Boys
A photo of Elijah Wood, Danny McBride and Seth Rogen dressed as the Beastie Boys in the 1987 "Fight for Your Right to Party" video has been released. Adam Yauch — a.k.a. the group's MCA — has an entry on the Sundance Film Festival lineup called Fight for Your Right Revisited, which is described only as: "After the boys leave the party ... Cast: Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Jack Black." [Twenty Four Bit]

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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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