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Portraits of Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, Sex Pistols: "Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton"

December 9, 2008 4:35 PM ET

Portraits by artist Elizabeth Peyton are making the international rounds in a new show called "Live Forever." The exhibit features some of the painter's well-known depictions of some of rock's biggest names, from Kurt Cobain and Liam Gallagher to Sid Vicious and John Lennon. Peyton's show is currently on view at the New Museum in New York City until January 11, 2009, and you can check out some of her work here:

 

Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton

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“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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