Led Zeppelin To Face Retrial In ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Copyright Case

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Led Zeppelin will have to face a retrial of the 2016 court case which saw the band win a dispute over the origin of “Stairway To Heaven.”

On September 28, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals partially vacated a 2016 judgement in Led Zeppelin’s favour. The case has now been remanded for a new trial.

The 2016 trial was the result of a legal action brought against Led Zeppelin by Michael Skidmore, the trustee of the estate of Spirit guitarist Randy California. Skidmore claimed that Led Zeppelin stole the introduction to “Stairway To Heaven” from Spirit’s song “Taurus.”

You can get more details about the retrial here.

 

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