The 2012 summer Olympics in London kicks July 27. While a number of classic rock artists have been rumored to have been invited to play, Jimmy Page wasn’t one of them, and he isn’t happy about it.
At the closing ceremony of 2008’s Beijing Olympics, Page performed Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” with pop singer Leona Lewis, next to a British red double-decker bus, in a segment symbolizing the Olympics moving from Beijing to London.
According to The Telegraph, the guitarist is “very upset” that he has not been asked to perform, or even invited to the opening ceremony at the London Olympics.
“Of course, I’m feeling rather hurt,” he said. “We put so much into Beijing, but weren’t helped by the Chinese giving us next-to-no practice time.”
As for who is actually performing at the opening and closing ceremony, that still remains a secret. There had been talk of The Rolling Stones, but that was quickly dismissed by their agent.
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