LED ZEPPELIN Refuse To Be Featured On LIVE AID DVD
Gigwise.com is reporting that legendary rockers LED ZEPPELIN have refused their permission to allow their performance at fundraiser Live Aid to feature on a forthcoming DVD that hopes to raise even more money for the charity.
The original footage features ZEPPELIN performing in Philadelphia with Phil Collins standing in for the late John Bonham. This was the first reunion performance since the drummer’s death in 1980.
Claims that the band were unsatisfied with their performance were reported in yesterday's Sunday Times. Rumors at the time of the performance indicated that Collins was left ailing with jetlag after having performed with Sting in London and then LED ZEPPELIN in Philadelphia and this was one factor that caused their performance to be under par.
A spokeswoman for the band did not state the bands reasons for not allowing the footage to be shown on the DVD; she did however say that "I don't think it is because they don't like appearing on compilations."
The historic Live Aid concert featured additional performances by BLACK SABBATH, JUDAS PRIEST, QUEEN and THE WHO, among others. Earlier this year, the Band Aid Trust agreed to auction the global rights for the concerts for the first time, after pirated copies were found for sale on the Internet.
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