The never-ending copyright dispute over Led Zepplin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ will go to court after the estate of former Spirit guitarist Randy Wolfe, will go to trial to try to settle the disagreement.
The case dates back to 2014 when a dispute arose from the trustee of Wolfe’s estate, saying that Led Zepplin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ was stolen from the 1968 Spirit song ‘Taurus.’
The two groups toured together between 1968 through 1970. The suit says that the songs appeared on ‘Taurus’ on their first U.S. tour which included the song ‘Fresh Garbage.’
The case moved to Federal Court in California in February – but the judge in that case said they would not decide on the case and sent it to trial in front of a jury – the trial is set for May 10th in Los Angeles.
A representative for Led Zepplin declined to comment on the case.