United States

Court to review Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to Heaven’ rip off decision

A federal appeals court on Monday agreed to review it’s latest decision on whether or not Led Zeppelin ripped off the opening guitar riff of to their legendary rock hit “Stairway to Heaven.” In September 2018, the 9th Circuit of Appeals in San Francisco ordered a retrial in the copyright case against the rock band, who is being accused of stealing the guitar part from the song “Taurus,” written by guitarist Randy Wolfe of the band Spirit. The court in their decision said the Los Angeles jury in the original 2016 case — which ruled in favor of Led Zeppelin — should have been allowed to hear a recording of “Taurus,” instead of being forced to issue a ruling based only on the testimony of music experts and renditions o ...