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  1. The Year in Music 2016 -- Other NewsmakersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2016 | WIMZ-FM Knoxville

    ... and Jimmy Page not guilty of stealing the opening of their band's classic song, "Stairway to Heaven," from the 1968 Spirit song, "Taurus." Attorneys representing the estate of late Spirit frontman Randy California had sought to prove that Led ...


  2. Fresh Music: Bring Me The Horizon Present New Video 'Oh No,' Get Branded As Pop Rock [News]Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    " as the new video single off their latest studio album " That's the Spirit ." The song sees the band drifting away from the metal domain and getting labeled as pop rock and even pure pop music.


  3. Bring Me the Horizon Reveal Orchestral 'Doomed' Video,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2016 | WWBN-FM Burton

    ... of what we're doing now that will stay in the music, but at the same time it's like people thought that That's the Spirit was a very polished pop rock album. It's not," says Sykes. "I think it's inventive and unique, but it's still safe in a way. We ...


  4. Bring Me the Horizon Plans to Get a oeWeirdera on Next AlbumRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2016 | KIBZ-FM Lincoln

    Bring Me the Horizon surprised a lot of people with the sound of their new album That's the Spirit . For the next album, frontman Oli Sykes hopes to continue adding new facets to the band's sound.


  5. DundalkRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2016 | Sporting Life

    Reddot Express , Lightening Stricks , Rialto Magic , Six Silver Lane , Sister Slew , Athassel , Barbel , Mystery Gal , Magia Del Corso , Miss Mariinsky , Rising Mist , Clear Spirit , Roter Baron , Gower Princess Six Silver Lane went up 4lb for his victory here a month ago and hasn't been beaten far in two subsequent starts. However, REDDOT EXPRESS was less than a length behind off level weights and with, Conor McGovern's claim taken into account, he should have no trouble reversing the form on 8lb better terms.


  6. Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' voted greatest guitar soloRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2016 | Music-News.com

    ... is that the guitar part from that song was recently the subject of a court case brought by the heirs of former Spirit guitarist Randy California, charging that Zeppelin had stolen the part from a song they had heard Spirit play while supporting them ...


  7. Korn: Bring Me The Horizon Is The Future Of Rock Music [News]Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2016 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    ... be like five times platinum. Guaranteed." Bring Me the Horizon have released their latest studio album " That's the Spirit " last year. You can check out the album's lead single " Drown " in the embedded player below. I saw them live at Knotfest ...


  8. Skidmore v. Led Zeppelin - USDC, C.D. California, August 8, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2016 | JD Supra

    District court rejects music publisher's request for nearly $800,000 in attorney's fees and costs as prevailing party in copyright dispute over Led Zeppelin song "Stairway to Heaven," concluding lawsuit alleging infringement of song by rock group Spirit was not "frivolous or objectively unreasonable." Michael Skidmore, trustee for the Randy Craig Wolfe Trust, sued Led Zeppelin, the band's surviving members, Super Hype Publishing, Inc., and Warner Music Group Corp., claiming that the song "Stairway to Heaven" infringed the song "Taurus" by the rock band Spirit, of which Wolfe was a member.


  9. News / 30 minutes agoRead Robert Plant's Stairway To Heaven trial testimonyRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2016 | Metal Hammer

    ... track Taurus . He says: "I didn't remember it then, and I don't remember it now." And asked whether he had ever seen Spirit perform live at Birmingham's Mothers Club where Led Zep were known to hang out, Plant says: "No, I can't recall, actually, ...


  10. Read Jimmy Page Led Zep Stairway plagiarism evidence in fullRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2016 | Metal Hammer

    A transcript of Jimmy Page's testimony at the recent Led Zeppelin Stairway To Heaven plagiarism trial has been published in full. In his evidence, Page admits that he owned two Spirit albums, their 1969 efforts The Family That Plays Together and Clear .


  11. Led Zeppelin On Hook For $800,000 In Legal Fees For 'Stairway' CaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2016 | Hypebot

    Led Zeppelin may have won their court case with the estate of Spirit's Randy California over the origin of the iconic "Stairway to Heaven," but it is proving to be a rather expensive victory, Still, it's nothing compared to the many millions that a loss would have cost... Members of Led Zeppelin and their music publisher have lost a bid to recoup almost $800,000 in legal fees, following their victory in a much-publicized plagiarism trial earlier this year. According to the BBC, R Gary Klausner, the judge overseeing the case, said that Jimmie Page and Robert Plant, along with their publishing company Warner/Chappell were responsible for almost $800,000 in legal fees after ruling that the lawsuit was not frivolous.


  12. Appeal filed over Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven plagiarism verdictRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2016 | Sunday Herald

    The verdict that cleared Led Zeppelin stars Jimmy Page and Robert Plant in a plagiarism dispute over their hit Stairway to Heaven has been appealed against. The jury in Los Angeles found the musicians did not lift the opening chords of instrumental track Taurus, written by American band Spirit, for their 1971 hit.


  13. Jimmy Page breaks silence on Led Zeppelin's plagiarism trialRead the original story

    Jul 27, 2016 | Newkerala.com

    London, July 27 : Legendary guitarist Jimmy Page has broken his silence on Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" plagiarism trial. The rock band's founding guitarist previously remained silent as the band was accused of ripping off Spirit's 1968 song "Taurus" for the intro to "Stairway to Heaven".


  14. Plaintiff Who Lost Infringement Case Involving in Led Zeppelina s a oeStairway to Heavena Launches AppealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | KIBZ-FM Lincoln

    An appeal has been filed in the copyright-infringement lawsuit involving Led Zeppelin 's "Stairway to Heaven" one month after a Los Angeles jury ruled that the band's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page did not steal the opening of their classic song from the 1968 Spirit tune "Taurus." The Wrap reports that Michael Skidmore , who initiated the suit and oversees the trust of late Spirit frontman Randy Wolfe - a.k.a. Randy California - filed a notice of appeal on Saturday.


  15. Jimmy Page Finally Addresses 'Stairway To Heaven' Plagiarism TrialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | Switched

    In June, Led Zeppelin won a copyright lawsuit that claimed the band plagiarized the 1968 song "Taurus" by American rock band Spirit for the intro to "Stairway to Heaven." The estate of Randy Wolfe, Spirit guitarist and vocalist, specifically claimed Led Zeppelin used the now deceased guitarist's work in their 1971 hit.


  16. 'Stairway to Heaven' decision appealedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    Last month, Led Zeppelin won a court case alleging that they had plagiarized parts of "Stairway to Heaven" from a song by the classic rock band Spirit. But attorneys representing Michael Skidmore - a trustee for the estate of Spirit guitarist Randy California - have filed an appeal challenging the decision.


  17. Zeppelin Stairway appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | Castanet.net

    An appeal has been filed against Led Zeppelin after they were cleared of plagiarising the intro for 'Stairway to Heaven'. Michael Skidmore, a trustee for the late Spirit guitarist Randy California, has lodged the appeal against the decision after the rockers were found not guilty of stealing part of their classic song from Spirit's 'Taurus' last month.


  18. Jimmy Page Breaks 'Stairway' Lawsuit Silence While Plaintiff Files AppealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | RollingStone

    Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page has issued a statement thanking fans who stood by him during the "Stairway to Heaven" trial, as plaintiffs file an appeal. A month has passed since a jury ruled that Led Zeppelin did not plagiarize parts of its celebrated "Stairway to Heaven" from an obscure instrumental by 1960s group Spirit, but the case is not over yet.


  19. FFS! Spirit Lawyers Appeal Decision In Led Zep 'Stairway' Trial [News]Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2016 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    So last month, Led Zeppelin won their a copyright infringement lawsuit after a jury deemed that the band did not plagiarize the 1968 Spirit song " Taurus " with their 1971 classic " Stairway to Heaven ." It's fair to say that the vast majority of people were in Zeppelin's corner during the trial, because, y'know, filing a lawsuit over a similar chord progression over 40 years after the alleged incident is fucking stupid.


  20. The Latest: Jimmy Page takes stand in Led Zeppelin lawsuitRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2016 | Yorkton This Week & Enterprise

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Latest on a copyright lawsuit over Led Zeppelin's song "Stairway to Heaven" : Page, wearing a suit and tie, denied Wednesday that he'd ever heard the song "Taurus" by the defunct band Spirit until a few years ago.