Some of the world's biggest artists have been asked to mime their songs - that's right, mime their songs - at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Coldplay and The Rolling Stones are among the acts rumored to be performing at the opening and closing ceremonies, though whispers of a semi-Beatles reunion are believed to be untrue.
"Due to the complexity involved, it's just not possible for the music in all the shows to be live," said a spokesperson. "There will be live musical elements but many of the songs will be recorded in advance. This is standard practice for an event of this scale."
Perhaps there will be a trade-off between recorded and live elements, as with the London segment towards the end of the Bejing Olympics where Jimmy Page rocked out with a live guitar solo over a backing track along side Leona Lewis, who also sung live.
Kim Gavin, creative director of the Olympic closing ceremony, has previously said: "The intention isn't to go out and do a mime show."
Fans are sure to be furious if they hear a dull and lifeless performance at the big event. That's not a Coldplay joke, by the way.
With Britain's awesome rock heritage, there should be plenty of acts to choose from. Who else would you select as musical ambassadors for the big event? Led Zeppelin? Oasis? The Wurzels?
High fives all round if you actually know who The Wurzels are. Let us know your choice in the comments!