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A San Francisco appeals court has ordered a new trial in the plagiarism case involving Led Zeppelin and their song “Stairway to Heaven.”

A San Francisco appeals court has ordered a new trial in the plagiarism case involving Led Zeppelin and their song “Stairway to Heaven”. The band faces accusations of stealing its riff from a 1966 song called “Taurus.”, DW reports.

Rock band Led Zeppelin is set to face another court battle over its 1971 hit “Stairway to Heaven” after a US appeals court threw out a previous verdict in favor of the band and ordered a retrial.

The case pits the musicians against Michael Skidmore, a trustee for late guitarist Randy Wolfe of the American band called Spirit. In 2015, Skidmore filed a lawsuit alleging that the Led Zeppelin plagiarized the “Stairway to Heaven” riff from the Spirit’s instrumental “Taurus.”

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