Music and film fans may have come to the Toronto International Film Festival's world premiere of "12.12.12" for the documentary's flashy mix of live performances and backstage footage from the star-studded Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at Madison Square Gardens, but they stayed for the post-screening gossip.

That's not necessarily a slight against the film itself, which was chock full of stunning footage of performances from concert stars like Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, The Who, The Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney -- and the remaining members of Nirvana, who get a surprisingly passing mention -- and augmented with a number of delightful and often unexpected backstage moments.

Paul McCartney's efforts to convince Alicia Keys that he's as cool as his daughter Stella are particularly amusing. And Chris Martin's stunned delight when Michael Stipe says that he wants him to sing along to "Losing My Religion" during the performance is almost enough to obliterate any Coldplay and/or GOOP-related stigma the singer has accrued over the years.

But nothing came close to torrent of named names and unbridled bitterness that the concert promoter and Hollywood bigwig Harvey Weinstein dished in the post-screening Q&A with his fellow event organizers James Dolan and John Sykes and doc producers Amir Bar-Lev and Meghan O’Hara. Some of the things that Weinstein willingly shared with the sold-out crowd at Toronto's Wintergarden Theatre left Bar-Lev, the film's director, visibly stunned at some of the things he'd missed while he was filming the event.

First of all, Weinstein gleefully confessed that he'd sold a sit-down with "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart for charity funds. Apparently the "Prince of an Arabian country" was offering to pay top dollar for a fifteen-minute chat with the chronically awkward actress.

Weinstein called Stewart and filled her in on the situation. "She said 'How much?' My kind of girl," he quipped. The mogul and the prince were eventually able to agree to a $500,000 donation. In cash. The prince, Stewart and a number of bodyguards enjoyed a lovely fifteen minutes together during the concert. (The concert went on to raise $30 million.)

Weinstein was even more forthcoming, not to mention venomous, when a member of the audience asked if they'd asked Led Zeppelin to play the concert.

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  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Paul McCartney performs on stage during the finale of '12-12-12 ~ The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Roger Daltrey of The Who performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Roger Daltrey of The Who performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Roger Daltrey of The Who performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Roger Daltrey of The Who performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Roger Daltrey of The Who performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Roger Daltrey of The Who performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Roger Daltrey (L) and Pete Townshend of The Who perform at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Roger Daltrey (L) and Pete Townshend (R) of The Who perform during '12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Roger Daltrey of The Who performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Roger Daltrey (L) and Pete Townshend (R) of The Who perform during '12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Roger Daltrey (L) and Pete Townshend (R) of The Who perform during '12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Scenes of relief operations amid Hurricane Sandy are projected as The Who perform during '12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    The Who perform during '12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    A video of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) speaking to a victim of Hurricane Sandy is projected as The Who perform during '12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Roger Daltrey (L) and Pete Townshend (R) of The Who perform during '12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    The Who perform during '12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    A video of US President Barack Obama speaking to victims of Hurricane Sandy is projected as The Who perform during '12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Musicians Bruce Springsteen (L) and Jon Bon Jovi perform at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Jon Bon Jovi performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi perform at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi perform at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Musician Jon Bon Jovi performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Musicians Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Max Weinberg perform at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Musician Jon Bon Jovie at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Musicians Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Max Weinberg perform at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Musicians Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Max Weinberg perform at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Musician Jon Bon Jovi performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Musician Jon Bon Jovi performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Musician Jon Bon Jovi performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Musicians Jon Bon Jovi (L) and Bruce Springsteen perform at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Jon Bon Jovi (R) performs during '12-12-12 ~ The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Jon Bon Jovi performs during '12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Jon Bon Jovi performs during '12-12-12 ~ The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 12-12-12 Concert Benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund To Aid The Victims Of Hurricane Sandy - Show

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Musician Jon Bon Jovi performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Jon Bon Jovi (L) and Bruce Springsteen (R) perform during '12-12-12 ~ The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Jon Bon Jovi performs during '12-12-12 ~ The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Jon Bon Jovi performs during '12-12-12 ~ The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Jon Bon Jovi (L) and Bruce Springsteen (R) perform during '12-12-12 ~ The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Jon Bon Jovi performs during '12-12-12 ~ The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 12-12-12 Concert Benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund To Aid The Victims Of Hurricane Sandy - Show

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Bruce Springsteen performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Musicians Bruce Springsteen (L) and Jon Bon Jovi and Max Weinberg perform at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    Bruce Springsteen performs during '12-12-12 ~ The Concert For Sandy Relief' on December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Bruce Springsteen performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Nils Lofgren,and Bruce Springsteen perform at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

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    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Musicians Bruce Springsteen (L) and Jon Bon Jovi perform at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Jon Bon Jovi (L) and Bruce Springsteen (R) perform during '12-12-12 ~ The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 12-12-12 Concert Benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund To Aid The Victims Of Hurricane Sandy - Show

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Bruce Springsteen performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • 12-12-12 Concert Benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund To Aid The Victims Of Hurricane Sandy - Show

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Bruce Springsteen performs at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

  • US-MUSIC-CONCERT FOR SANDY RELIEF

    Bruce Springsteen (L) and Steven Van Zandt (R) perform during '12-12-12 ~ The Concert For Sandy Relief' December 12, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 12-12-12 Concert Benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund To Aid The Victims Of Hurricane Sandy - Show

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Nils Lofgren, Bruce Springsteen, and Steven Van Zandt perform at '12-12-12' a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy presented by Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company and The Weinstein Company at Madison Square Garden on December 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

As it turns out, they had. Weinstein was convinced that an appearance from the band's remaining members could significantly increase the amount of money that the benefit could earn for victims of the hurricane. So he approached Robert Plant.

"We get an OK from Plant if Page will do it... Jimmy Page doesn't want to do it," Weinstein explained with a dramatic flair. "Jimmy Page's lawyer... Maybe he works for Satan? Maybe he is Satan?"

Undeterred, Weinstein asked Hillary Clinton if she could lend her considerable diplomatic skills to the cause. She didn't think that she'd be the best person to talk Led Zeppelin into reforming, so she recruited her husband Bill.

Former President Bill Clinton took up the cause. "Bill talked to the group and Jimmy told him no," Weinstein said with barely concealed rage.

Still, he wasn't ready to give up just yet. As a last ditch effort, Weinstein asked President Barack Obama for help. Unfortunately, getting Jimmy Page to raise money for hurricane relief isn't quite as easy as tracking down Osama Bin Laden.

"Jimmy Page struck out Obama and Bill Clinton," Weinstein sighed. "That will live on in infamy."

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    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Marion Cotillard attends 'Blood Ties' Press Conference during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 10, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Ewan McGregor

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  • Julia Roberts

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    Cast members, from left, Julia Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis and Julianne Nicholson pose together before the press conference for "August: Osage County" on day 6 of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Taylor Swift

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  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift arrives at the premiere of "Once Chance" on day 5 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Winter Garden Theatre on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

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  • Olivia Wilde

    Actress Olivia Wilde arrives at the premiere of "Third Person" on day 5 of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at the Visa Screening Room at the Elgin Theatre on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

  • Scarlett Johansson

    Actress Scarlett Johansson poses for a photograph on the red carpet at the gala for the new movie " Under The Skin " during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

  • Marion Cotillard

    French actress Marion Cotillard arrives at the premiere of "Blood Ties" on day 5 of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Scarlett Johansson

    Actress Scarlett Johansson poses for a photograph on the red carpet at the gala for the new movie " Under The Skin " during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

  • French actress Marion Cotillard and companion director Guillaume Canet arrive at the premiere of "Blood Ties" on day 5 of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde

    Actor Adrien Brody, left, and Actress Olivia Wilde arrive at the premiere of "Third Person" on day 5 of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at the Visa Screening Room at the Elgin Theatre on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

  • French actress Marion Cotillard arrives at the premiere of "Blood Ties" on day 5 of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Loan Chabanol

    Actress Loan Chabanol arrives at the premiere of "Third Person" on day 5 of the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at the Visa Screening Room at the Elgin Theatre on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

  • Scarlett Johansson

    Actress Scarlett Johansson poses for a photograph on the red carpet at the gala for the new movie " Under The Skin " during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

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    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Julia Roberts arrives at the 'August: Osage County' Premiere during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 9, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Julia Roberts arrives at the 'August: Osage County' Premiere during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 9, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actors Julia Roberts (L) and Dermot Mulroney arrive at the 'August: Osage County' Premiere during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 9, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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    TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Julia Roberts arrives at the 'August: Osage County' Premiere during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 9, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Felicity Jones

    Actress Felicity Jones arrives at the premiere of "The Invisible Woman" on day 5 of the Toronto International Film Festival in the Visa Screening Room at the Elgin Theatre on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

  • Jennifer Morrison

    Jennifer Morrison arrives at the premiere of "August: Osage County" on day 5 of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Toronto. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

  • Lupita Nyong'o who stars in the new movie '12 Years a Slave' poses for a photograph on the red carpet at the gala for the new movie "The Invisible Woman" during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Michelle Siu)

  • Ralph Fiennes; Felicity Jones;

    Ralph Fiennes poses for a photograph on the red carpet at the gala for the film "The Invisible Woman" during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Monday, September 9, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Michelle Siu)