LED ZEPPELIN: Spirit Attorney Says They Will Appeal!
It looks like Jimmy Page and Robert Plant haven’t seen the last of the Michael Skidmore vs. Led Zeppelin copyright infringement lawsuit, which ended Friday in Los Angeles with the jury deciding for their side.
Francis Malofiy, the attorney for plaintiff Michael Skidmore, who represents the Randy Craig Wolfe Trust, the estate of the late Spirit guitarist Randy California, now says they will appeal the ruling. In a phone interview today (Monday) with KGB radio in San Diego, Malofiy had this to say when hosts Bob Buchmann and Coe Lewis asked him directly if they would.
Page and Plant were accused of copying California’s Spirit instrumental “Taurus” for the opening of “Stairway to Heaven.” The jury found that although they had access to the Spirit recording, “Stairway…” is not similar enough to the sheet music version of “Taurus” to violate its copyrigh