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US jury clears Led Zeppelin of stealing 'Stairway to Heaven' intro

Jun 24, 2016 - 11:40 AM

A jury finds that Led Zeppelin did not steal the intro to their hit Stairway to Heaven from 1960s rock band Spirit

File photo by Martial Trezzini/EPA

Jury out in Led Zeppelin 'Stairway' copyright case

Jun 23, 2016 - 10:40 AM

A US jury is set to determine whether the opening to Stairway to Heaven was plagiarized

ROBERT PLANT. Amidst plagiarism allegations, the former Led Zeppelin lead singer says he co-wrote 'Stairway to Heaven' with guitarist Jimmy Page. File photo shows Robert during his concert with The Sensational Space Shifters at the 40th Paleo Festival in Switzerland in July 2015. Photo by Martial Trezzini/EPA

Led Zeppelin singer tells jury he composed 'Stairway'

Jun 22, 2016 - 10:55 AM

The band denies that the opening of their hit Stairway to Heaven was stolen

ROBERT PLANT. The lead singer of Led Zeppelin denies that they stole the opening progression of their hit song 'Stairway to Heaven' from the rock band Spirit. File photo shows Robert performing during his concert with The Sensational Space Shifters during the 40th Paleo Festival in Switzerland in 2015. Photo by Martial Trezzini/EPA

Led Zeppelin bassist rejects 'Stairway' plagiarism claim

Jun 19, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Bassist John Paul Jones appears before the court saying he had no recollection of even hearing the group Spirit who is suing the group

'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarized, court told

Jun 15, 2016 - 10:35 AM

The band Spirit claims that Led Zeppelin took the first few bars of Stairway from their song Taurus

LED ZEPPELIN. The band Spirit accuses Led Zeppelin of plagiarizing 'Stairway to Heaven.' A file photo dated September 2012 shows members of Led Zeppelin with (L-R) John Paul Jones, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page arriving for a press conference in London. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Meeting Pramoedya, seeing the past

Jul 09, 2013 - 8:59 AM

I came to watch a play about an Indonesian author; I certainly got more than what I came for

THE STORY HIT HOME. I was reminded of the little-known historical facts I had lived through, of a revolution gone awry, of a purge that killed its own, and of the tortured and dead still needing to be acknowledged. Poster courtesy of Susan Quimpo

Avicii in Manila: Believe the hype

May 18, 2013 - 10:03 AM

More than simply playing an EDM show Avicii delivered a sublime musical experience for his legion of Pinoy fans

'WOW MANILA THAT WAS INCREDIBLE! Thank you everyone for all the love and hope to see you again soon!' Photo from the Avicii Facebook page

Guitar legend Slash coming over at last

Apr 22, 2013 - 2:20 PM

Rock music’s ‘Cat in the Hat’ will be playing in Manila two Saturdays from now Here’s a warm up

SHADES OF GREATNESS. The top hat, the shades, the long, curly locks — and blistering rock licks — will be upon us when Slash plays at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on May 4. Photo from www.q1021.fm

Seven cultural giants honored at Kennedy Center

Dec 03, 2012 - 1:04 PM

Seven top performing artists from around the world were honored late Sunday December 2 at Washington s John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for their lifetime contribution to American culture

KENNEDY CENTER HONOREES. Kennedy Center Honorees John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, comedian and late night talk show host David Letterman, Blues musician Buddy Guym ballerina Natalia Makarova and actor Dustin Hoffman listen to the US national anthem during the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center December 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Celebrating Led Zeppelin

Nov 24, 2012 - 1:16 PM

Experience the face melting genius of true rock royalty

WHOLE LOTTA LOVE FOR LED ZEP. The legendary rock band at their reunion concert in 2007. Photo by Ross Halfin