Courtesy of Rick Emmett /CBC
Was There Theft Involved When Led Zeppellin Composed Stairway To Heaven? Watch this short interview and decide for yourself...
Rick Emmett and the CBC's Paul Hunter discuss the similarities and differences between the Spirit song, "Taurus," and Led Zeppelins' classic, "Stairway to Heaven."
Are they really the same? Was the judge in Los Angeles correct to order a lawsuit? Rick Emmett, (of the legendary Canadian rock band Triumph), discusses the sound of each song, and whether or not the band "Spirit" had any true justification for pursuing their lawsuit against Led Zeppelin.
Note: After a week-long trial, which was closely watched, jurors came out with a verdict on Thursday June 23, 2016 that Led Zeppelin did not steal the instrumental riff from the other classic rock band Spirit.