Former U.S. leader Bill Clinton attempted to bring Led Zeppelin together for last year's 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert.

David Saltzman of the Robin Hood Foundation - the charity which benefited from the proceeds of the star-studded New York gig - tells Tv news show 60 Minutes that Clinton met with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones in Washington, D.C. when the trio was in town for the Kennedy Center Honors, and put the idea to them.

But the rockers, who reunited for a one-off tribute to music mogul Ahmet Ertegun in London in 2007, turned the offer down.

The 12-12-12 show was a huge success and featured acts like Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton and Paul MCCartney.