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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.
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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?
Well, what do you think? Which band should get credit for this music?
Original Band Members
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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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Stairway To Heaven
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.