Jimmy Page Upset By Olympics Snub

According to British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, the legendary guitarist is "upset" that he was not asked to be involved with the London games.

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Jimmy Page closed the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics alongside a London double decker bus, crunching out Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love", but nobody asked him to take part in the actual London Olympics this year.

According to British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, the legendary guitarist is "upset" that he was not asked to be involved with the London games.

"Of course, I'm feeling rather hurt," he told The Telegraph 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."

Thanks for the report to Andrew Vaughan, Gibson.com

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    C0FF1NCAS3
    Don't be upset Jimmy, they blew their budget trying to get hold of and then revive Keith Moon.
    Elderer
    All due respect Mr. Page but im upset that we dont have solo album.It was promised way back in 2010.
    ItchySox
    linkwray22 wrote: Well apparently the Olympic Committee is putting less stock in ELDERLY DRUG RAVAGED COMMUNISTS.
    Osmonds fan?
    jrodgers
    Jimmy..... the Spice Girls are supposed to be "playing" at the olympics. Are you that arrogant to think you are more important than the Spice Girls?
    sciacallo010
    On one side I agree with him, he is one of the most important guitarists ever and he's british, so he would be perfect to play for the London games. On the other side he already played in Beijing 4 years ago, and there are a lot of others truly great and important british musicians that could/should play (like Paul McCartney to give an example)
    HigherThanAMile
    I understand that much of the music for the opening and closing ceremonies is set to be pre recorded and that performers will be singing over the prerecorded tracks. Air Guitar Jimmy. Pfftt. Most people never get to play the Olympics to begin with, and he just did 4 years ago. What's he mad about again?
    Trident
    Seeing as how he looks Chinese now, I think he's already had his moment of nationalistic ego stroking in Beijing.
    Eirien
    But Jimmy, you were only in Led Zeppelin. Only really important, groundbreaking bands like Snow Patrol and Paulo Nuitini should get to play at the Olympics.
    Voodoochile711
    It's not like they promised him he would play the Olympics, is it? I mean, yeah, I understand he would like to, but he shouldn't be upset.
    Pagan_Poetry
    C0FF1NCAS3 wrote: Don't be upset Jimmy, they blew their budget trying to get hold of and then revive Keith Moon.
    Exactly. What the hell?
    Eifler121
    sciacallo010 wrote: On one side I agree with him, he is one of the most important guitarists ever and he's british, so he would be perfect to play for the London games. On the other side he already played in Beijing 4 years ago, and there are a lot of others truly great and important british musicians that could/should play (like Paul McCartney to give an example)
    Yeah, and Blur...
    sampimblett
    Voodoochile711 wrote: It's not like they promised him he would play the Olympics, is it? I mean, yeah, I understand he would like to, but he shouldn't be upset.
    id love to play the olympics but im just getting on with my life ... jimmy should to
    FMVG96
    Eirien wrote: But Jimmy, you were only in Led Zeppelin. Only really important, groundbreaking bands like Snow Patrol and Paulo Nuitini should get to play at the Olympics.
    jrodgers wrote: Jimmy..... the Spice Girls are supposed to be "playing" at the olympics. Are you that arrogant to think you are more important than the Spice Girls?
    WTF!
    bluesman6885
    They don't need Jimmy Page, Brian May will be playing at the closing ceremonies in London. Boo freakin' hoo!! The world don't revolve around you Jimmy, you kinda chocked on dong when you played at Beijing...you think anyone regardless of who they are would get another go around after sucking that hard at the last games?
    Galvatron
    Jimmy saw how much attention that Somalian and his craptastic waving flags song got,now Jimmy wants a piece. Dont.Make.Jimmy.Angry.
    pursuit
    Ah! Zep is probably one of if not my favorite band of all time, but even I'm having trouble feeling sorry for him. Sorry Mr. Page, but you can't do EVERYTHING, give someone else a shot!! Haha
    robo37
    sciacallo010 wrote: On one side I agree with him, he is one of the most important guitarists ever and he's british, so he would be perfect to play for the London games. On the other side he already played in Beijing 4 years ago, and there are a lot of others truly great and important british musicians that could/should play (like Paul McCartney to give an example)
    Paul McCartney a great musician? [...] as a member of the Beatles, of course, but solo? [...] Blur is great though. Jimmy Page is okay, but I really couldn't give a damn whether he does the Olympics or not.