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Robert Plant To Rock On For Pal Bill Wyman's 80th Birthday

The former Led Zeppelin star will team up with Wyman, Bob Geldof and Dire Straits star Mark Knopfler at a bash in London, which will be part of the 2016 BluesFest. "This...

Led Zeppelin Lose Bid To Recoup Legal Fees

Michael Skidmore accused songwriters Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and their publishers of stealing the song's famous opening guitar riff from an instrumental written by the late Randy Wolfe, whose estate he oversees.A jury ruled...

Appeal Launched In Led Zeppelin 'Stairway To Heaven' Lawsuit

Michael Skidmore, who unsuccessfully sued Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement over their 1971 classic ‘Stairway to Heaven’, has filed a notice of appeal against the court’s ruling. In June Led Zeppelin were cleared of copying...

Appeal Filed Against Led Zeppelin

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...

Led Zeppelin Accuser Files Appeal In Copyright Case

Michael Skidmore accused songwriters Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and their publishers of stealing the song's famous opening guitar riff from an instrumental written by the late Randy Wolfe, whose estate he oversees....

Led Zeppelin To Release Album Featuring Lost Songs

Led Zeppelin are to release a new album featuring songs lost 47 years ago. The British rockers will drop 'The Complete BBC sessions', a re-mastering of their original 'BBC Sessions' 1997 record, which will include...

Led Zeppelin Stars Win Copyright Case

A federal jury rejected a lawsuit alleging that songwriters Jimmy Page and Robert Plant stole the opening guitar riff of the anthem from a tune written by the late Randy Wolfe. An...

Jury Deliberates The Fate Of Led Zeppelin Over Stairway To Heaven Copyright

After five days of trial, eight jurors will now decide if Robert Plant and Jimmy Page stole the guitar intro to Stairway to Heaven from late 60s pop band Spirit. Francis Malofiy,...

David Lynch Launching Music Festival

The Mullholland Drive director has announced the Festival of Disruption, a two-day event at Los Angeles' Ace Theatre Hotel on 8 and 9 October (16). Festival of Disruption will feature sets...

Robert Plant: 'I Have No Recollection Of Seeing Band We're Accused Of Ripping Off Live'

Plant and bandmate Jimmy Page are accused of stealing segments from Wolfe's composition Taurus for their rock classic Stairway to Heaven, but testifying in Los Angeles on Tuesday (21Jun16), the singer told the...

Led Zeppelin Lawyers Call For Halt To Stairway To Heaven Trial

Legal representatives for Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Warner Music claim Francis Malofiy hasn't established the elements of copyright infringement. Malofiy is representing Michael Skidmore, the trustee of the estate of songwriter...

Stairway To Heaven Copyright Trial Begins In Los Angeles

The two rockers sat facing the potential jurors who will decide whether the band copied the famous guitar riff in Stairway to Heaven from Spirit's Taurus. Four men and four women were...

Robert Plant Pulls Out Of Festival Due To Led Zeppelin Plagiarism Trial

The British rocker was due to play in a concert as part of a benefit show, The Ship We’re In, to raise money for The British Red Cross’ refugee awareness campaign at London's...

Led Zeppelin Stars May Be Compelled To Attend Copyright Trial

Michael Skidmore, a trustee for the late Randy Wolfe, also known as Randy California, is taking the British rockers to court over allegations the group's Stairway To Heaven classic was plagiarised from Taurus,...

Led Zeppelin Told They Can Settle 'Stairway To Heaven' Plagiarism Case For $1 Plus Writing Credit

As the jury trial concerning plagiarism over Led Zeppelin’s totemic rock song ‘Stairway To Heaven’ approaches, the lawyers suing the legendary rock group have apparently told them they can settle the case for $1 plus...

Judge In Led Zeppelin Copyright Case Rules Out Evidence

U.S. District J. Robert Gary Klausner, who is presiding over a trial which will decide whether the rock group's hit Stairway To Heaven was plagiarised from Taurus, a 1967 instrumental by the band...

Led Zeppelin To Face Jury Trial Over 'Stairway To Heaven' Copyright Claim

Led Zeppelin founders Robert Plant and Jimmy Page will face trial over whether they stole the opening chords for ‘Stairway To Heaven’ from Spirit’s 1967 instrumental, ‘Taurus’. On Friday (April 8th) US district judge Gary...

Led Zeppelin Copyright Case Allowed To Proceed To Trial

U.S. District Judge Gary Klausner ruled the rock group's classic Stairway To Heaven has similar elements to Taurus' 1967 instrumental, and there's enough of an argument to let a jury decide whether Plant...

Robert Plant Covers Elbow's Refugee Song For Charity Album

The Led Zeppelin icon is among the artists who have contributed tracks to charity album The Long Road, created with officials at the British Red Cross, to support asylum seekers in the U.K....

Paul Weller Working On Tv Show

The former The Jam frontman has been planning the concept for two years and wants to launch it with a one-hour special episode in the New Year (16), which will be filmed at...

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Record New Christmas Song For Film Soundtrack

The Light of Christmas Day will feature on the Love The Coopers soundtrack, alongside winter-themed and festive tunes by Fleet Foxes, Sting, Otis Redding and Sixpence None The Richer. Plant and Krauss...

Robert Plant To Pay Tribute To Bert Jansch At Festival

The rock legend will join former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler for the gig at the Old Fruitmarket venue in Jansch's native Glasgow, Scotland on 31 January (16).One of the most influential folk guitarists of all...

Ringo Starr & Robert Plant Wish Jerry Lee Lewis A Happy 80th At London Gig

Lewis, who turns 80 years on 29 September (15), is currently hitting U.K. venues as part of his farewell tour, and he had a star-studded finale at the Palladium. Starr and Plant...

Jimmy Page Admits He Can't Foresee Another Led Zeppelin Reunion Happening

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has admitted he can’t see the band holding any future reunion shows. The last time the legendary band took to the stage together was in 2007 for a one-off gig...

Jimmy Page Hasn't Been 'Missing' Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page doesn't miss Led Zeppelin. The 72-year-old guitarist insists he hasn't been ''missing'' his former group - fronted by Robert Plant - over the last few years as he has been so busy working...

Robert Plant Puts On Surprise Performance At Hospice Fundraiser

The former Led Zeppelin star sat in the audience throughout the fundraising concert in Ledbury in England until headliner Deborah Rose invited him onstage for a duet and the pair crooned Love Hurts...

The Cure Star Porl Thompson Still Can't Believe He Shared A Stage With Plant & Page

Former The Cure star Porl Thompson still can't believe he toured with Led Zeppelin icons Robert Plant and Jimmy Page 20 years ago.The guitarist, who has changed his name to Pearl Thompson and turned his...

Jimmy Page Promises More Led Zeppelin Surprises

Jimmy Page insists he is ''not holding anything back'' from the reissued Led Zeppelin albums.The 71-year-old guitarist has been busy over the past couple of years remastering the legendary rock band's back catalogue and searching...

Jimmy Page Getting 'Match Fit' For Concerts

Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page has started rehearsing to get ''match fit'' for his live comeback.The 71-year-old guitarist no longer wants to wait for his former bandmate Robert Plant to agree to a Led Zep...

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