Rock-A-Likes: Grohl, Kiedis and More Strike Familiar Rock Poses

July 13, 2009 5:27 PM ET

When compared to the rest of society, rock stars are a pretty unusual bunch, with their leather pants and combustible undergarments. But though big names often think of themselves as unique as a snowflake, our photo editor has captured their essential similarity ... to other rock stars. Check out our new gallery Rock-A-Likes to see Dave Grohl inadvertently channeling John Bonham, Justin Timberlake finding his inner Layne Staley, Karen O striking a Steve Perry pose, Josh Homme getting his Elvis on, and many more. Leave suggestions for future Rock-A-Likes in the comments, too.

Rock-A-Likes: Dave Grohl, Anthony Kiedis and Other Rockers Strike Familiar Poses

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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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