Stephen Colbert Weighs In On Led Zeppelin Trial: “They’re Screwed”

Earlier this week, the trial over the famous opening guitar riff to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” finally got started (though may already be on its way to a mistrial), and Stephen Colbert took some time on his late-night show to poke fun at the situation: “I’ve listened to both songs and I’m not sure Zep ripped them off, but I gotta say it makes me wonder,” breaking into song for the requisite part of “Stairway” and then playing both that and Spirit’s “Taurus” back-to-back. “They’re screwed,” he signals towards the camera. “Guys, take your money and hide it in Panama.” He also introduces a joke-y second lawsuit that’s being filed. Watch the bit below.