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Rolling Stones Join '12-12-12' Sandy Benefit Concert

Rockers will perform alongside Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.
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December 7, 2012 2:15 PM ET

The Rolling Stones have taken up their invitation to the "12-12-12" Sandy benefit concert December 12th at Madison Square Garden. The rockers announced the news on Twitter, and they'll join a packed lineup: Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, the Who, Dave Grohl, Kanye West and Coldplay's Chris Martin are also set to perform as part of fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The Rolling Stones' 50th Anniversary Tour Blasts Off in London

The Rolling Stones play Brooklyn's Barclays Center tomorrow, and continue their 50th anniversary tour on December 13th with the first of two dates at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

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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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