A Philadelphia judged has ruled that the copyright infringement case against Led Zeppelin may move forward and ordered it be transferred to federal court in Los Angeles.
At issue is the opening of the enormous hit song “Stairway to Heaven.”
Plaintiffs claim that the chord progression was taken from the song “Taurus” by the band Spirit who toured with Led Zeppelin in the late 60s.
The family of Randy California, who brought the case, are seeking credit on the song and a share in royalties. This is not the first time the Led Zeppelin has been challenged and the band has had to share credit on at least four other songs.