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Gotcha Covered

Gotcha Covered: “All Along The Watchtower”

Super Bowl weekend already feels like it was months ago, though there are still a couple feelings I've been coasting off in the last week-or-so…
Nate Patrin | February 15, 2018 - 12:55 pm

2016 In Review

Everyone Who Was Sued For Stealing Songs In 2016

There’s a lot to say about "Blurred Lines," the inescapable (at the time) 2013 hit penned by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I., and not…
Bruce Hamilton | December 9, 2016 - 1:25 pm

More Spirit stories

Led Zeppelin Will Face New Trial Over “Stairway” Copyright

A US appeals court on Friday ordered a new trial in a lawsuit accusing Led Zeppelin of copying an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro…
Associated Press | September 28, 2018 - 2:31 pm

2016 In Review

Everyone Who Was Sued For Stealing Songs In 2016

There’s a lot to say about "Blurred Lines," the inescapable (at the time) 2013 hit penned by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I., and not…
Bruce Hamilton | December 9, 2016 - 1:25 pm

Led Zeppelin Win “Stairway To Heaven” Infringement Trial

For the past few months, the members of Led Zeppelin have been going through an intense civil trial, arguing that they didn't steal large portions…
Tom Breihan | June 23, 2016 - 1:28 pm

Jimmy Page, Robert Plant Appear In Court For “Stairway To Heaven” Trial Jury Selection

The trial that has epic implications for rock 'n' roll history has begun today. Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were in a Los…
Collin Robinson | June 14, 2016 - 5:44 pm

“Stairway To Heaven” Copyright Case Will Go To Trial Next Month

Two years ago, members of '60s and '70s California psych-rock band Spirit sued Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement, claiming that the iconic opening guitar line…
Peter Helman | April 11, 2016 - 11:31 pm

Jimmy Page Argues He Didn’t Rip Off “Stairway To Heaven” In Led Zeppelin Copyright Trial

Two years ago, members of Spirit, a California psych-rock band from the '60s and '70s, filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Led Zeppelin, claiming that…
Tom Breihan | February 29, 2016 - 10:20 am

Jimmy Page Is Fed Up With Robert Plant’s Refusal To Reunite Led Zeppelin; Meanwhile, They’re Finally Getting Sued For Ripping Off Spirit On “Stairway”

Robert Plant and Jimmy Page have been exchanging barbs for a few years now since Plant walked away from the group following their 2007 reunion…
James Rettig | May 18, 2014 - 3:59 pm