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Video: David Cook Talks Dave Grohl, New LP at His RS Photo Shoot

June 11, 2008 4:50 PM ET

The current issue of Rolling Stone features Austin Scaggs' conversation with David Cook, the American Idol champ who auditioned on a whim. Click below for the complete piece, and click above for a behind-the-scenes look at Cook's Rolling Stone photo shoot and find out what White Zombie song turned Cook on to rock music, why he admires Dave Grohl and who he wants to work with on his debut LP.

David Cook: America's Accidental Idol

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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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