According to sources, former Led Zeppelin rocker Jimmy Page has been left "rather hurt" after organisers of the 2012 Olympic Games in London failed to invite him to perform at the event this summer.
Remember in 2008 when the guitar great represented the U.K. at the closing ceremony of the 2008 Games, and teamed up with singer Leona Lewis to perform Led Zep classic Whole Lotta Love beside a red double-decker bus to promote the next Olympics in London. Doesn't lowering yourself to perform with the "great" Leona Lewis figure to get you a spot at the London Olympics? Page admits he expected to receive an invite to return to the Olympics stage when the tournament touched down in the U.K. - but the call never came.
He tells Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, "I'm feeling rather hurt. We put so much into Beijing, but weren't helped by the Chinese giving us next-to-no practice time."
Let's see who could represent the U.K.? Hmmm do they have any talent there. Let's see how about those chaps named Gilmour and Waters? No okay how about that guy McCartney or those blokes Jagger and Richards? Still no, how about Stewart, Woods, Beck, or a little Van The Man. No folks instead of Plant and Page we are going to get Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Paolo Nutini and Stereophonics at the opening ceremony, while Blur, New Order and The Specials will close the Games.
Who made these decisions?