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Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” Lawsuit Goes to Jury After Lawyers Give Closing Arguments

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Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesThe copyright-infringement lawsuit alleging that Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” was partly ripped off from the 1968 Spirit song “Taurus” went to the jury for deliberation today after lawyers for both sides gave their closing argument. Among the points made by attorney Francis Malofiy, who represents the estate of late Spirit frontman Randy California, were that Led …

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Lock of David Bowie’s Hair Could Bring In More than $4K at Auction

Heritage AuctionsA lock of David Bowie‘s hair from the late singer’s Let’s Dance era is expected to land thousands of dollars at auction this weekend. The blonde hair snippet is up for bid as part of a memorabilia sale being held at Heritage Auctions of Beverly Hills. The current bid is $2,000, but it’s expected to sell for at least …

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Singer Explains Background of Band’s Collaboration with Elton John

Randy Holmes/ABC; Steve KerosElton John plays piano “Sick Love,” a soing that appears on Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ new album The Getaway. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis sheds some light on how the collaboration came to be. “[Bassist] Flea came in one day with this bass line that melted my heart,” Kiedis remembers. “He …

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Tito Jackson Reveals How He Got His Musical Groove Back

Spectra Music GroupTito Jackson‘s new single “Get It Baby,” featuring Big Daddy Kane, is the first solo hit for the founding Jackson 5 member, who is the last of the nine Jackson siblings to land a chart hit. The singer credits the hip-hop pioneer with helping him to get his groove back. Jackson tells ABC Radio that Kane was instrumental …

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Don McLean and Wife Finalize Divorce

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Andrew Benge/Redferns via Getty Images“American Pie” singer Don McLean and his wife have finalized their divorce, less than six months after the singer was arrested in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident. The New York Daily News quotes a McLean spokesman as saying that the 70-year-old singer put aside the terms of a pre-nuptial agreement and agreed to a …

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Plant and Page Testify, Defense Rests in “Stairway to Heaven” Trial

D Dipasupil/FilmMagicWhile attorneys for Led Zeppelin‘s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page filed papers Monday asking a Los Angeles judge to halt the copyright-infringement proceedings involving “Stairway to Heaven,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, the trial continued on Tuesday. Both Plant and Page were called to the stand by their lawyers, with the defense resting at the end of the day’s …

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