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Harvey Goldstein: 'Jimmy Page's lawyer ended Led Zeppelin reunion dream'

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Jul 24, 2013 | 4:50pm EDT

One of rocker Jimmy Page's lawyers thwarted an attempt to reunite Led Zeppelin for the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit gig in New York City last winter (12), according to movie mogul and concert organiser Harvey Weinstein. The film boss tells the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter he came close to agreeing terms to get Page back onstage with bandmates Robert Plant and John Paul Jones in December (12), but the guitarist's legal expert wrecked his big plan. Weinstein says, "He's got a lawyer who's Satan or something like that." The movie mogul also asked former U.S. leader Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama to help him secure the services of Led Zeppelin at the big charity gig. Clear Channel entertainment president John Sykes, who produced the concert with Weinstein, explains, "Harvey found out Led Zeppelin was being honoured by The Kennedy Center, and he chartered a plane to (Washington) D.C. and was like, 'We're going to get presidents Obama and Clinton to get Led Zeppelin back together'." The Hollywood producer reveals Plant and Jones agreed to perform but Page nixed the Madison Square Garden show, which featured the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Billy Joel and Alicia Keys and raised more than $53 million (£35.3 million) for charity.

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