Led Zeppelin Accused of Stealing ‘Stairway’ Opening
It’s not the first time Led Zeppelin’s been accused of stealing music, of course, but this one is new.
According to theguardian.com:
Led Zeppelin may soon be headed to court over the claim that Stairway to Heaven was stolen, in part, from another band.
A lawyer is preparing an injunction against the upcoming reissue of Led Zeppelin IV, arguing that one of the group’s most famous guitar lines was nicked from the headlining act at their first US gig.
The band in question? Spirit, from their 1968 self-titled debut album.
“It’s been a long time coming,” attorney Francis Alexander Malofiy said.
Malofiy represents a songwriting trust for the late Randy California, guitarist for the band Spirit.
Here, you decide: