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Led Zeppelin

Updated on October 30, 2016

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So what's new for the Led Zeppelin band? A court trial for infringement!

Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" is headed before a jury. In May 2014, a trustee for the estate of former Spirit guitarist Randy California (real name: Randy Wolfe) filed a lawsuit against Zeppelin for copyright infringement. The suit claimed Jimmy Page's introduction to the 1971 classic "Stairway" was improperly inspired by Spirit's 1968 instrumental "Taurus" after the two bands toured together. The case eventually moved to a federal court in California, where Zeppelin in February asked a judge to decide in their favor without a trial. On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Gary Klausner ruled that the introduction to "Stairway" sounds enough like "Taurus" for a jury to hear both sides. A trial is set for May 10 in Los Angeles.

Go to the video below, take a listen for yourself and then vote in the poll! I'd like to know your thoughts on this.

Well, the verdict came in a here is what the Jury said:
Led Zeppelin did not steal a riff from an obscure 1960s instrumental tune to use for the introduction of its classic rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven," a federal court jury decided Thursday. To read more of the story you can find it here http://www.wcvb.com/news/jury-delivers-verdict-in-led-zeppelin-stairway-to-heaven-lawsuit/40192650

Led Zeppelin is known for their ground breaking music and long lasting, popular stage presence at their live concerts on stage.

Led Zeppelin music is a combination of different music styles like blues, folk, reggae and hard rock and roll, almost heavy metal.

Led Zeppelin were invited to perform at the Woodstock Music Festival but manager Peter Grant stated: "We were asked to do Woodstock, I said no because at Woodstock we'd have just been another band on the bill." For a list of other bands that said "no thank you" to Woodstock visit, Woodstock Was.

What's new for Led Zeppelin fans? I found out that the first installment in what the band describes as an "extensive reissue program" of its nine studio albums that have been remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. Moreover, each record will come out as a single-disc remastered album or as a "Deluxe Edition" with a bonus disc of previously unreleased studio and live tracks that the group recorded around the time of the album. The new versions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III will all hit stores on June 3rd. If you want to read more you can find the article at http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/led-zeppelin-to-reissue-first-3-lps-with-unreleased-songs-20140313.

Is It Spirit Or Is It Led Zeppelin?

Taurus or Stairway To Heaven?

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Bonham was best known for his speed, powerful feel he had for music, fast right foot, distinctive sound. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock music by other musicians.

John Paul Jones is an English multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, arranger and record producer.

Best known was the bassist, mandolinist, and keyboardist for English rock band Led Zeppelin

Robert Anthony Plant, English rock singer, songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of Led Zeppelin. He had lots of talent and by far one the most influential, important, and versatile guitarists and songwriters in rock history", and by Rolling Stone as "the pontiff of power riffing & probably the most digitally sampled artist in pop today after James Brown."

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Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin IV

This is the coolest video I could find for Stairway To Heaven! Watch and listen to this video, I know you will like it, and at the end there is a montage of all the Led Zeppelin best songs!

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Led Zeppelin IV

"Stairway to Heaven" was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band's untitled fourth studio album named Led Zeppelin IV. The song begins with slow acoustic-based folk song music and heightens to a high-tempo hard rock sound highlighted by a guitar solo by Page.

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    • JimHofman profile image

      JimHofman 4 years ago

      Cool lens! I saw Led Zeppelin back in the late 70's in Chicago. Ahhh memories!

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      Country Sunshine 4 years ago from Texas

      I've been a fan of Led Zeppelin for as long as I can remember. However.... Stairway to Heaven has been run into the ground!

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      Tony Bonura 4 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      I keep buying albums and they keep disappearing. I have no idea where they go off to. The most recent was Zep II which I got for dirt cheap at Walmart. It disappeared before I could get it safely stored on my computer. Can you tell me what is happening to my albums? All my LPs are long gone now.TonyB

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My Led Zeppelin albums are a treasure to me. Their music does not grown old.

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      orangegirl6020 5 years ago

      Have you heard the cover of The Immigration Song in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? I really enjoyed it, despite it being a cover. It's worth listening to!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      My teenage stepson recently asked me if I'd heard of Led Zeppelin. He was pretty impressed when I whipped out the complete collection CD set. They have such a great sound.

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      troybreimon lm 5 years ago

      Led Zeppelin one of my all time favorites. I grew up with them from a very young ripe age. awesome post

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      navalava lm 5 years ago

      I am a huge fan! Great lens! Thank you.

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      RandomChuck 5 years ago

      I really like this lens. Grew up with this kind of music. I get to thank my mom and dad for that. :) Thumbs up.

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      jtrandall 5 years ago

      Best rock band ever!

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      Obscure_Treasures 5 years ago

      Yes..definately.i love Rock Culture and specially Led Zepplin. Love your lens.

    • BrandonSharp profile image

      BrandonSharp 6 years ago

      What a nice tribute to an truly awesome band.

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      SeanVernall LM 6 years ago

      I can't think of a single rock band that hasn't listed Zeppelin on their list of inspirational bands. They were pure genius and the Immigrant Song is a particular favourite of mine.

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      danny79 6 years ago

      Awesome lensMy favorite song is babe, i'm gonna leave youbut the electro version:listen to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6I7_b4vOR4

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      nicksimpson lm 6 years ago

      Led Zepplin is one of the first rock and roll bands that I ever got really into. It has been over 15 years and they are still one of my favorite. Great Lens!

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      TriviaChamp 6 years ago

      Without a doubt, my favorite band for sure. Really enjoyed the lens. Blessed.

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      danny79 6 years ago

      Amazing band,Love babe, babe, babe, babe, i'm gonna leave you!amazing song, check the Paul Oakenfold Remix Version

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      mikerbowman 7 years ago

      Led Zeppelin was one of the first bands I listened to and got hooked on... and of course, Stairway is one of the first songs most beginner guitarists learn! :P

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      jgall34 lm 7 years ago

      I love Zeppelin they were one of the greatest bands ever.