Jimmy Page Says “Stairway to Heaven” Plagiarism Claim “Is Ridiculous”

By Music News Group

Photo: Ross HalfinLed Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has responded to claims that he copied the famous opening riff of “Stairway to Heaven” from a song by the band Spirit. During a recent interview with French newspaper Liberation, the rock legend was asked about the accusations, to which he replied, “This is ridiculous. I have no further comment on the subject.”

As previously reported, Francis Alexander Malofiy, an attorney who represents a songwriting trust for the late Spirit frontman Randy California, recently told Bloomberg Businessweek that he was preparing a copyright-infringement lawsuit and an …read more

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