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Led Zeppelin in new Stairway to Heaven trial

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Led Zeppelin face a new trial over claims the band stole a guitar riff for their 1971 song, Stairway to Heaven.

A California appeals court overruled a 2016 case that said the band did not steal the opening of their hit from Taurus by the band Spirit.

The court cited a series of errors by the previous case's judge.

Led Zeppelin band members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, however, say the song is their masterpiece, which they wrote in a Welsh cottage.

Michael Skidmore, trustee for the songs of Spirit guitarist Randy Wolfe, originally filed the suit in 2015.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45685401

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joc

This has got to be the most ridiculous lawsuits in the history of musical lawsuits.

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6 minutes ago, Still Waters said:

Michael Skidmore

I don't think Mr Skidmore knows he's in it up to his eyebrows with ignorance
 

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Still Waters

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Led Zeppelin have triumphed in a long-running copyright dispute after a US appeals court ruled they did not steal the opening riff in Stairway To Heaven.

The British rock legends were accused in 2014 of ripping off a song called Taurus by the US band Spirit.

Taurus was written in 1968, three years before Stairway To Heaven.

Now, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has upheld a 2016 trial verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not copy it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51805905

 

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