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Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood Enters Rehab

July 16, 2008 2:35 PM ET

The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood has reportedly entered rehab for a drinking problem. "Following Ronnie's continued battle with alcohol he has entered a period of rehab," Wood's spokeswoman said. "His close family and friends say he is seeking help and look forward to his recovery." Wood's struggle with substance abuse has been well-documented; one time, his drug use was so bad that Keith Richards (of all people) had to persuade Wood to get sober, sometimes using a knife or gun. Wood also admitted last year that his wife and Mick Jagger recommended he enter rehab prior to the Stones' 2002 tour.

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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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