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Jury: Led Zeppelin Didn't Steal 'Stairway to Heaven' Riff

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are 'grateful' for the decision

(Newser) - Led Zeppelin was found innocent of stealing the opening riff to "Stairway to Heaven"—frankly one of the least scandalous things the band has ever been accused of—Thursday in Los Angeles, the Guardian reports. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were sued by the estate of Randy Wolfe,... More »

Page, Plant in Court for 'Stairway' Trial

Rock legends accused of ripping off most famous song

(Newser) - The battle over "Stairway to Heaven" has begun: The Led Zeppelin ballad was played in a Los Angeles federal court Tuesday as the copyright trial kicked off, with lawyers claiming the band stole the start of their 1971 song from the earlier song "Taurus" by '60s psych-rock... More »

Did Plant Turn Down $795M to Reunite Led Zeppelin?

That's what tabloid sources say, but his rep denies it

(Newser) - We all know Robert Plant is pretty determined not to get the band back together—but is he so determined that he turned down a $795 million offer to reunite Led Zeppelin? That's what "industry sources" told the Mirror , though Plant's rep quickly shot down the story.... More »

Jimmy Page: Don't Hold Breath on Zeppelin Reunion

But he may play Zeppelin tunes with new band

(Newser) - If "attend Led Zeppelin reunion concert" is on your bucket list, you may want to think of an alternate entry. At a London Q&A yesterday after a launch of Zeppelin reissues, Jimmy Page said of a reunion, "I don't think it looks as though that's... More »

6 Celebs Who Just Got a College Degree

Some earned traditionally, some honorary

(Newser) - Elin Nordegren gave a rare public speech Saturday—because she graduated Rollins College with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and won an award for her 3.96 GPA, People reports. The 34-year-old started classes on the Florida campus in 2005, and took some time off when her kids were... More »

Led Zeppelin Drops 2 Unheard Tracks

Early version of 'Whole Lotta Love' shows song's progression

(Newser) - Led Zeppelin is reissuing its first three albums in June, but ahead of that comes a little more love for fans. Actually, it's a "Whole Lotta Love" and "Keys to the Highway"—previously unreleased versions that Jimmy Page culled from the band's vault in a... More »

Obama Honors Led Zeppelin, Letterman, Hoffman

Don't trash the White House, he warns rock legends

(Newser) - Led Zeppelin, David Letterman, and guitarist Buddy Guy were among an eclectic group of performers awarded Kennedy Center Honors last night. At a White House receptions before the awards gala, President Obama joked that the group had "no business being on the same stage together," the Los Angeles ... More »

Hendrix Voted Greatest Guitarist Ever

Rolling Stone panel puts legendary axeman at top of best 100 list

(Newser) - Rolling Stone assembled a team of top guitarists and industry experts to vote on the greatest 100 guitarists of all time and few will be surprised to find '60s legend Jimi Hendrix topping the list. Eric Clapton came second and Jimmy Page third, with Keith Richards and Jeff Beck... More »

Led Zeppelin Replacing Plant

Band trying out new frontman for new tour, album

(Newser) - Legendary rock band Led Zeppelin is auditioning for a replacement for frontman Robert Plant, who won't be joining a reunion tour. Bass player John Paul Jones confirmed the band is planning a tour and a new album—both without Plant. There has been speculation about a Led Zeppelin reunion tour... More »

Plant: No Zep Reunion Tour for Me

Singer 'keen to get on' with own projects

(Newser) - Robert Plant denies he ever planned to join a Led Zeppelin reunion tour, saying "it's been both frustrating and ridiculous" to hear such rumors, Billboard reports. Plant says he won't be touring with anyone for at least two years, but wishes guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and... More »

Plant Caves; Led Zep Will Tour

(Newser) - Rock legend Robert Plant has finally agreed to participate in a Led Zeppelin reunion tour with guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and late drummer John Bonham's son Jason, the Sun reports. His bandmates had been rehearsing with stand-in singers. More »

It Might Get Loud Hits Guitar Hero Trifecta

Jimmy Page, U2's Edge and Jack White get their axe grind on in new documentary

(Newser) - There's no Behind the Music-style debauchery to be found in It Might Get Loud, Rolling Stone reports. Rather, the documentary more resembles “having three carpenters talk about a radial-arm saw,” quips Jack White, who along with the Edge (of U2) and Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), form the heart... More »

Page Hints at Led Zeppelin World Tour

Guitarist drops clues, but scheduling must await Plant's return

(Newser) - Lead guitarist Jimmy Page has dropped some serious hints that a Led Zeppelin world tour may be on its way. Promoting the band's Mothership album in Japan, Page said the successful reunion concert in London in December proves that they're ready for a tour, reports the Daily Telegraph. “There... More »

Zep Show a Whole Lotta Love

London gig, the first in 27 years, wows 16,000

(Newser) - Until tonight, Led Zeppelin hadn't played a full concert in close to 30 years. But it's clear the band still has a whole lotta love for performing, reports E!. Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham, son of the late John Bonham, blew the roof off London's... More »

Nervous Zeppelin Played in Secret Before 'Reunion'

Band needed to know if the old chemistry still sizzled

(Newser) - Superband Led Zeppelin rehearsed in secret to make certain they could click again before announcing a reunion concert, guitarist Jimmy Page told the BBC. "We wanted to see how well we'd be playing together and once we played it was without doubt we wanted to do it," he... More »

Injury to Page Delays Led Zep Comeback

Fans must wait 2 more weeks for guitar guru's broken finger to heal

(Newser) - Die-hard Led Zeppelin fans revving up for the band's first concert in 17 years are going to have to wait just a little bit longer. The London show scheduled for November 26 has been pushed back to December 10 because guitar god Jimmy Page broke one of his hallowed fingers,... More »

Led Zeppelin Set to Press 'Play'

Surviving members will reunite to honor Atlantic Records founder

(Newser) - The surviving members of Led Zeppelin will reunite in November for a concert to honor late Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun, who signed the group in 1968. The three band members haven't played together since 1988, although rumors of reconciliation have been swirling for several years, and a greatest-hits album... More »

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