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Class of 2009

Photos: Metallica, Jeff Beck, Run DMC and More at the 2009 Induction Ceremony

Photos: Metallica, Jeff Beck, Run DMC and More are Immortalized in the Class of 2009

Photos: Jimmy Page, the E Street Band, Eminem and More Backstage at the 2009 Induction Ceremony

Metallica, Run-DMC, Jeff Beck Join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Wild Induction Ceremony

Behind the Scenes at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Class of 2008

Photos: Madonna, Iggy Pop Justin Timberlake and More at the 2008 Induction Ceremony

Madonna, Mellencamp, Cohen Honored at Emotional Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Class of 2006 

Blondie, Black Sabbath Enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Class of 2005

U2, Buddy Guy Rock the Hall of Fame

Class of 2004 

ZZ Top, Prince Rock Into Hall

Class of 2002

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Talking Heads Inducted

Inductees Sound Off Backstage

Class of 2001

Love in the Air at Rock Hall

Class of 2000

McCartney, Etheridge, Robertson Usher Taylor, Raitt and Clapton into Rock Hall

Hall of Fame Inductees Sound Off Backstage

Earth, Wind and Fire Groove Into Hall

Class of 1999

The Boss, McCartney and Billy Joel Crowned Rock Gods

Class of 1997

CSN, Jackson 5 Join Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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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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