Thursday, May 31, 2012

Led Zeppelin: Jimmy Page upset at London Olympics snub

Led Zeppelin guitar legend Jimmy Page isn’t very pleased with the London Olympics these days.

Page helped promote the London event at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, where he performed “Whole Lotta Love” next to a red double-decker bus with UK singer Leona Lewis.

The Telegraph reports the guitarist is very “upset” that he has not been invited to attend, let alone perform at, the opening ceremony of the London Games.

“Of course, I’m feeling rather hurt,” he tells Mandrake at the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of the Arts at the Royal Academy. “We put so much into Beijing, but weren’t helped by the Chinese giving us next-to-no practice time.”

The London Olympics run July 27 through August 12.

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