Led Zeppelin’’s rendition of Whole Lotta Love to be cut for OlympicsAugust 24th, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): A song sung by famous English rock band Led Zeppelin is reportedly set to be shortened, as Olympics organisers have found it to be too long.
According to Britain’’s Daily Telegraph, the song from Led Zeppelin’’s classic track Whole Lotta Love is to be cut when Leona Lewis sings it during the closing ceremony.
And bosses of the sporting event have claimed that it is too long to be performed in full by guitarist Jimmy Page and British TV talent show winner Lewis at the event on Sunday (24Aug08), reports Contactmusic.
It was revealed by officials in London, who are charged with organising the 2012 Olympics in the city, that Lewis asked for the words of the third verse to be changed from “I”m gonna give you every inch of my love” to “every bit” of my love because the original would not make sense for a female singer.
But news that the notorious second verse - with its line “Way, way down inside honey, you need it” - has been dropped altogether has led to speculation Olympic Games chiefs in China felt the lyrics were too risque for the family-orientated closing ceremony. (ANI)