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Report: Jimmy Page defends Olympics performance with Leona Lewis…

Jimmy Page is dissapointed with the negative criticism he received from critics and music fans of his performance with Leona Lewis at the Beijing Olympics Closing Ceremony. Jimmy Page defended it saying that it was an honour for him and Leona to be there performing together, and he says they did a good job performing the Led Zeppelin song “Whole Lotta Love”. Jimmy is proud of the performance and says people need to be less cynical.

More on it here:

http://www.pr-inside.com/page-defends-olympics-performance-r787804.htm

I’ll have to agree with Page on this one. I heard audio tracks of the performance in youtube and it wasn’t all that bad.

The only reason I can think of why people didn’t like that performance is because people didn’t like the idea of a pop mainstream star performing with a legendary rock god. Everyone was probably expecting Robert Plant to sing with Jimmy Page at the Olympics. While I’m sure the Beijing Olympics asked for a Plant & Page duo for return, I’m positive that Robert Plant himself turned it down. That is probably the reason Page got Leona Lewis instead.

Keep in mind that Jimmy Page collaborated with almost every famous musician you can think of from Puff Daddy to the Black Crowes.

I mean, christ, he’s fuckin’ Jimmy Page, he can perform with who ever he wants. He doesn’t care if he plays guitar for Michael Jackson or even Ricky Martin or Usher. This man will play guitar for anybody. He just wants to play guitar no matter who he is playing with. It’s not always going to be with Led Zeppelin or Robert Plant, get over it people.

Kev

Report: Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis to perform Led Zepp’s “Whole Lotta Love” at Olympics closing ceremony…

Bassist Guy Pratt confirmed that Jimmy Page and pop star Leona Lewis will be performing Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” at the Beijing Olympics Closing Ceremony Aug. 24th.

Jimmy Page have been known to do many collaborations with different music artists over the years, him performing with Leona Lewis will be his latest collaboration. Who knows, it may look like that Jimmy and Leona may do more work together in the future.

More on it here:

http://www.gigwise.com/news/45528/jimmy-page-and-leona-lewis-to-play-led-zeppelin-classic-at-olympics

I’ll definitely try to watch this while I’m in San Diego.

I’m leaving at 2:30 this afternoon to head to the Albany airport. It’ll be a 6 hour flight so I’ll arrive in San Diego at around 10:30 or 11:00 tonight. I’m bringing books to read and my PSP Sony handheld game system to keep me busy on the long plane ride. Plus, I’m sure the plane will show a movie on there, who knows what movie it will be, it wouldn’t surprise me if the movie is “The Dark Knight”, if it is, I wouldn’t mind seeing it again for the third time. I’ll post a goodbye post before I leave to the airport today.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Jimmy Page to perform with Leona Lewis at the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony…

The Beijing Olympics officials announced that Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page will collaborate with pop star Leona Lewis to close out the Olympic ceremony this year.

It is not known what Jimmy and Leona will be performing together whether it will be a Led Zeppelin cover or one of Leona’s songs. It could even be “America the Beautiful” or “The Star Spangled Banner”.

The summer Beijing Olympics 2008 will end August 24th and we will find out then what song they will be playing.

More on it here:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2008/08/14/olym-becks-will-close-show-115875-20696807/

I don’t know if I’ll watch this or not, I’ll be in San Diego around that time on Aug. 24th. I will try to watch it at my brother’s apartment in San Diego if I’m not out doing fun stuff, if I don’t watch this closing ceremony at all, I’m sure the Jimmy Page and Leona Lewis performance will be all over youtube anyways.

Looking forward to seeing this.

Kev