Posts Tagged ‘Song Piracy’

‘Music Business As Usual…’

June 17, 2016

“‘Led Zeppelin’s guitarist Jimmy Page has denied stealing the riff to “Stairway to Heaven”, as he took the stand at a copyright trial in the U.S.

Courtroom sketch of Jimmy Page (Reuters)

Courtroom sketch of Jimmy Page (Reuters)

“The rock band are accused of lifting the opening guitar line from “Taurus”, a 1967 track by the band ‘Spirit’.

{Guitar starts at 45 seconds in:
https://youtu.be/xd8AVbwB_6E

https://youtu.be/ye7hCIWwhGE }

“But Page testified that he had never heard the song until people started posting comparisons online a few years ago. (more…)

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