Led Zeppelin To Face New Trial Over "Stairway to Heaven"

posted by Derek Moore - 

Today, a US appeals court has ordered a new trial against Led Zeppelin, which accused them of stealing "Stairway To Heaven.”

Two years ago it was found that they did not take a riff from the band Spirit with their song “Taurus.” However, a three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court Of Appeals ruled unanimously that the lower court judge gave incorrect jury instructions. So now, we are here for a retrial. 

Guitarist Jimmy Page said in his original testimony that it was original and not copied. 

No comment from Led Zeppelin's attorney yet. Stay tuned. 

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50 years ago this week, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant convened in Olympic Studios in London to begin recording their debut album as Led Zeppelin. To celebrate this historic golden anniversary, the band have unveiled ‘Led Zeppelin x Led Zeppelin’ today on all digital download and streaming platforms. Link in bio. #LZ50 #LZxLZ

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