British reporter kinda, sorta, says that Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and others will close out the London games
The closing ceremony for the London Olympics will be a star-studded affair filled with top-rate musical talent including Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Adele. Probably. Possibly. If Telegraph reporter Neil McCormick is to be believed.
McCormick interviewed David Arnold, musical director of Sunday's closing ceremony of the Olympics, and while Arnold didn't come right out and confirm the musical guests for the bash, that didn't stop McCormick from dishing out the details of who'll supposedly be playing, albeit with more than a grain of salt.
Since Arnold called an earlier story by McCormick about the ceremony "scarily accurate," the writer takes license to suppose that Kinks frontman Ray Davies, Paul McCartney, the Spice Girls, Adele, Take That, The Who, Muse, George Michael, Pink Floyd, Queen, former the Jam/Style Council maestro Paul Weller, boy-band sensation One Direction, George Michael, Elton John and the Rolling Stones will all be participating in the festivities.
"But I’m just guessing," McCormick hedges.
Also read: NBC Crosses 1 Billion Olympics Page Views
Of course, it's questionable whether McCartney, who already performed at the London games' opening ceremony, would double-dip on the Olympics glory. And the International Olympic Committee has remained tight-lipped about the lineup for the closing ceremony.
Arnold did say, however, that the closing ceremony will be "beautiful, cheeky, cheesy, camp, silly and thrilling." And that it "should be the greatest after-party in the world … If the Opening Ceremony was the wedding, then we're the wedding reception."
Whether that reception includes the Stones and the rest of the stellar lineup that McCormick half-reports will be there remains to be seen.