FILEIn this March 5 1998 file photo Led Zeppe

first_img FILE–In this March 5, 1998, file photo, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, left, performs with guitarist Jimmy Page during their concert in Istanbul. A U.S. appeals court on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led Zeppelin of copying an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 1971 rock anthem “Stairway to Heaven.” (AP Photo/Murad Sezer, File) by The Associated Press Posted Sep 28, 2018 10:46 am PDT Last Updated Sep 28, 2018 at 1:01 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Jury verdict tossed in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ copyright suitcenter_img SAN FRANCISCO – A U.S. appeals court has thrown out a jury’s verdict that Led Zeppelin did not copy an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 1971 rock anthem “Stairway to Heaven.”A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled Friday that a lower court judge had provided wrong jury instructions.It sent the case back to the court for a new trial.The lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles claimed the song’s famous riff was copied from the song “Taurus” by the band Spirit.A trustee for the estate of late guitarist Randy Wolfe from the band Spirit claims Led Zeppelin stole the recognizable riff from the song “Taurus.”A phone message left with an attorney for Led Zeppelin was not immediately returned.last_img

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