Category Archives: Legal Woes

Led Zeppelin wins “Stairway to Heaven” plagiarism lawsuit by jury

Posted by on June 23, 2016

Led Zeppelin, the original rock and roll gods, have been under fire for awhile now. They stood accused of stealing their most famous song, Stairway to Heaven, from the band Spirit, a prog-rock band that gained prominence around the same time. The claim was that the intro guitar notes and chord progression was too similar […]

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Five Finger Death Punch’s producer weighs in on record label lawsuit

Posted by on May 10, 2016

A few days ago, Five Finger Death Punch got into a serious fight with theie label Prospect Park for not fulfilling their contract the way they stipulated. By ‘getting into a fight’  we actually mean getting sued by their label for allegedly trying to record a new album as fast as they could before their […]

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Record store owners arrested over Kreator t-shirt showing communist symbol

Posted by on May 9, 2016

Indonesia is very tough about their laws and how they censor their freedom of speech on delicate subjects against their beliefs. Some time ago, the news regarding some metalheads sentenced to death for smuggling drugs into the country made its way around the Internet. The case got the attention of several renowned metal artists like Napalm […]

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Five Finger Death Punch sued by label, accused of cashing in

Posted by on April 26, 2016

Love them or hate them, Five Finger Death Punch are one of the most successful hard rock or metal bands of the past decade. They’ve been reliably cranking out gold albums since 2007’s The Way of the Fist, and their most recent album, Got Your Six, has sold over 336,000 in less than a year. However, according […]

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Led Zeppelin may have stolen “Stairway to Heaven” judge says

Posted by on April 12, 2016

When thinking about Led Zeppelin, the first thing that comes to mind is their most famous song and every Guitar Center employees’ least favorite song “Stairway to Heaven.” But back in 2014, a lesser-known band called Spirit claimed that Robert Plant and Jimmy Page stole the opening riff from their song “Taurus” and filed a […]

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