“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Stairway to court for Led Zeppelin

So this band Taurus who used to tour with Led Zeppelin, is suing LZ for stealing a guitar riff lasting like 8 seconds, which Led then used as the opening, and immediately recognizable, riff for Stairway. Have a listen to this and see if you can hear the classic Stairway riff. I think I can.....maybe they have a beef.


Surely there's a statute of limitation on copyright infringement. I mean Taurus wrote this in '68 and Stairway was released in '71. Still, that's 43 years ago.