Business Week: Howard may have cost Led Zeppelin some marbles

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  1. BonDuckwald

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    In 2007, Howard did an interview with someone named Denny Somach in which Led Zeppelin's potential acts of copyright infringement were discussed. As a result of the publicity, two new lawsuits were filed (one related to Dazed and Confused, now another related to Stairway to Heaven).

    From Business Week:



    Spirit's Taurus. (Relevant portion starts at 00:42) -

    [video=youtube;xd8AVbwB_6E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd8AVbwB_6E[/video]





    Jake Holmes' Dazed and Confused -

    [video=youtube;pTsvs-pAGDc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTsvs-pAGDc[/video]
     
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    I remember this.....I was shocked how much of the first album was "Lifted".......But the "Stairway to Heaven" Theft of their opening acts original song was shocking......
    I can't believe it took this long..................
     
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    Dazed and Confused does have some similarities (title, general vibe, and descending chord progression) but IMO they are different enough to say not a ripoff. The Spirit song is nothing like Stairway.
     
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    Seriously, Dazed and Confused is even more blatant than Stairway.
     
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    Chug that Zeppelin dick, but never put down the likes of a P. Diddy or other thieves.

    The songs can still be good, but like Jimmy Page that notion isn't enough for you, you want the credit for originality when it doesn't exist. It's like when YouTube music videos are preceeded by 'NetDouche69 presents....'
     
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    That "Spirit" Thingy was not the song Hamptons played.....He played a live version...And chord for chord.....It was the lead in to SWTH..............
     
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    "I'm all about people not being ripped off! Like that fucking youtube stealing my content and putting it online for free! Those rat bastards!!! What a judge should do is force Led Zeppelin to pay! Give all the proceeds of their albums to NSAL!!! Am I right, Robin? Robin???????"
     
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    All-in Howard like to rat everyone else out for stealing when he invented it.....:jj:

    Stern was NOT the first person to talk about this....BTW
     
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    Start this video around 2:40. Zeppelin's claims that it was "independently created" is bullshit. Page did a cover of the song when he was with the Yardbirds.

    [video=youtube;JyvLsutfI5M]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyvLsutfI5M[/video]
     
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    I first got laid to LZ4, :grad: didn't seem like a ripoff at the time. :dontknow:
     
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    Ripoff or whatever.

    It's good fuckin music
     
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    stealing songs, giving no credit or money to the writers

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    "despicable"
     
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    Bullshit story directly originating from the offices of Don Fuckwald.

    Led Zeppelin has been involved in plagiarism lawsuits since LZII.
     
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    Dazed and Confused is the most blatant rip off, Page even used the same song title, I guess he was so arrogant that he thought nobody would ever bother to check. 40 years of royalties is a lot of fucking dough that Zep should make up. A songwriter is very aware of their influences and I'm positive Page knows clearly what he ripped off. As a consolation, he does look like an old Maude now I guess.
     
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    Stealing shit in the 60's and 70's was easy to do.
     
  16. Boomer

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    P diddy probably paid them to use the sample...
     
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    Yeah, pre internet.
    How are they gonna find out?
     
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    yup

    Like stern couldn't have imagined one day he would be outed for stealing from Steve Dahl, Imus, and others.