Video: Stone Temple Pilots Rock "Kimmel"

May 2, 2008 11:40 AM ET

Stone Temple Pilots made their triumphant return last night by playing Jimmy Kimmel Live!'s Pontiac Garage. A non-imprisoned Scott Weiland and his STP mates played two songs, Purple's "Vasoline" (above) and Tiny Music's "Trippin' On a Hole in a Paper Heart." The band are set to kick off their massive reunion tour May 17th at Columbus, Ohio's Rock on the Range festival, but not before Weiland serves those eight days in jail. Rolling Stone talked to Weiland for his most comprehensive post-Velvet Revolver interview, which you can read here.

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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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