By: Gary Graff
Jimmy Page scuttled a Led Zeppelin reunion performance last December, according to film mogul Harvey Weinstein.
During an audience Q&A following the premiere of the "12-12-12" documentary about the all-star benefit for superstorm Sandy relief at New York's Madison Square Garden, Weinstein -- one of the event's producers -- revealed that the normally reticent Robert Plant had agreed to perform at the show, but his usually willing partner in crime was not:
"We get an OK from Plant if Page will do it, (and) Jimmy Page doesn't want to do it," Weinstein said.
Producers even enlisted U.S. President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton to reach out to Page, to no avail.
"Bill talked to the group and Jimmy told him no," Weinstein said. "Jimmy Page struck out Obama and Bill Clinton...That will live on in infamy."
Weinstein did not disclose Page's reasons for not wanting to do the gig, and neither Page nor Plant have commented on it.
The 12-12-12 show wasn't short on starpower, however, with sets by Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton and more.
The documentary has just been released on DVD and Blu-ray.
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