Hallyday Refused To Mime At Nrj Awards
French rocker Johnny Hallyday refused to take to the stage at Saturday night's (21JAN06) NRJ Music Awards in Cannes, France, after he was asked to lip sync.
The 62-year-old was originally scheduled to sing live with French rappers DOC GYNECO, STOMY BUGSY and PASSI - but technical difficulties forced organisers to request the acts to mime.
Hallyday insisted he would only perform live, so a video of rehearsals filmed earlier in the day was screened instead.
A source tells French newspaper Le Parisien, "Johnny Hallyday was really angry. He didn't want a non-live performance. He told them that without a live performance, he would not go on stage."