Stairway to Heaven

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Honolulu Spending $1M to Remove 'Stairway to Heaven'

Stairs are considered a liability and a nuisance for locals

(Newser) - Hawaii's "Stairway to Heaven" will soon be no more. The 3,922-step Haiku Stairs on Oahu's Ko'olau mountain range were built by the US Navy in the 1940s to give access to a secret radio station; the public was barred from using the stairs in 1987....

Legal Battle of the Bands Is Over
Battle of
the Bands
Is Over

Legal Battle of the Bands Is Over

Supreme Court leaves 'Stairway to Heaven' with Led Zeppelin

(Newser) - The six-year legal back-and-forth over "Stairway to Heaven" has ended, with Led Zeppelin holding on to ownership of the song. The US Supreme Court announced Monday that it won't take up the case, leaving intact a March ruling by an appeals court that favored the band, the BBC...

Led Zeppelin Gets a Win in 'Stairway' Fight

Appeals court hands Jimmy Page, Robert Plant a win, but it can be appealed to SCOTUS

(Newser) - A federal appeals court on Monday restored a jury verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not steal “Stairway to Heaven." The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco handed the major win to guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant and dealt a blow to the...

Led Zeppelin Has to Defend 'Stairway to Heaven' Again

Appeals court orders new trial into allegations the band ripped it off

(Newser) - 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 to its classic 1971 rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven," per the AP . A federal court jury in Los Angeles two years ago found...

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,...

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...

Tune Would Pave Zeppelin a $572M 'Stairway to Heaven'

A little informal addition indicates classic-rock masterpiece is a gold mine

(Newser) - With Led Zeppelin's first iTunes-sold album boosting the classic Stairway to Heaven back into various charts, Portfolio sounded out entertainment execs on what the tune might really be worth if the "notoriously protective" band would loosen the shackles. The final math: $572 million. A look at the breakdown:

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