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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Can you believe this?!?!?!?!?!

Led Zeppelin is on trial for Stairway to Heaven!
Yes, you read it right. Led Zeppelin is on trial in Los Angeles after claims that the song copied the song "Taurus" by band Spirit. The band's founder, Randy California, is suing Zeppelin

On May 10, according to the Washington Post, the lawsuit states, on Randy California's behalf two years ago, that Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, the iconic vocalist and guitarist for Zeppelin, copied parts of the song "Taurus" to use for their song "Stairway to Heaven". A US District judge named Gary Klausner says that while the songs do sound similar, they're common enough to be completely meaningless and thus harmless

The judge had this to say. "While it is true that a descending chromatic four-chord progression is a common convention that abounds in the music industry, the similarities here transcend this core structure. For example, the descending bass line in both Taurus and Stairway to Heaven appears at the beginning of both songs, arguably the most recognizable and important segments. … Additionally, the descending bass line is played at the same pitch, repeated twice and separated by a short bridge in both songs."

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