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Part a century on, guitarist Jimmy Web page remembers how he put mythical rock outfit Led Zeppelin in combination. (Oct. 30)

SAN FRANCISCO — “Stairway to Heaven” gets every other listening to, this time to a packed area.

A panel of 11 judges from the ninth U.S. Circuit Courtroom of Appeals agreed Monday to listen to Led Zeppelin’s charm in a copyright lawsuit alleging the gang stole its 1971 rock epic from an difficult to understand 1960s instrumental.

In a 2016 trial that integrated testimony from Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Web page and singer Robert Plant, a jury discovered that “Stairway to Heaven” didn’t considerably resemble the tune “Taurus,” written via the past due Randy Wolfe and carried out via his band Spirit.

Extra: A brand new trial ordered in Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to Heaven’ copyright go well with

Led Zeppelin, together with bandmates Robert Plant (L) and Jimmy Web page (R), are accused of stealing an acoustic theme from the 1968 tune ‘Taurus,’ written via Randy Wolfe of the United States rock band Spirit, for his or her 1971 tune ‘Stairway to Heaven.’ (Photograph: ANDY RAIN, EPA-EFE)

Web page stated he wrote the track for the tune and Plant the lyrics, and that each had been authentic.

However in September, a three-judge panel from the ninth Circuit dominated that the decide on the trial had did not advise the jury correctly, and ordered a brand new trial . The judges unanimously discovered that the trial decide was once mistaken to inform jurors that particular parts of a tune equivalent to its notes or scale would possibly not qualify for copyright coverage, as a result of a mixture of the ones parts would possibly qualify if they’re sufficiently authentic.

Led Zeppelin’s legal professionals moved to the following degree of charm, soliciting for the bigger workforce of judges to rehear the case, and the request was once granted. The 11-judge panel will pay attention the case in past due September in San Francisco.


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