Oasis' Noel Gallagher Rocks in a Shower for (Red)Wire

April 29, 2009 1:58 PM ET

If you want Oasis' Noel Gallagher to rock in a bathroom, evidently all you have to do is ask nicely. The singer-guitarist performed a version of the band's "Waiting for the Rapture" (see partial clip, above) in the loo at New York's Madison Square Garden for (Red)Wire, the download service aligned with Bono's (Product)Red campaign, which raises money for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. (Red)Wire, which went live in December 2008, delivers subscribers one weekly download for $5 per month. This week's issue includes the Oasis tune plus Metric's "Gimme Sympathy" from their new album Fantasies.

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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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