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Led Zeppelin Can Exit Stairway Suit for Just $1

April 29, 2016, 4:00 AM
Led Zeppelin in front of their private airliner The Starship, in 1973.
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Lawyers suing members of rock supergroup Led Zeppelin say their client is willing to settle a lawsuit over the band’s most famous song—a claim potentially worth millions of dollars—for just $1.

The catch is that band members Robert Plant and Jimmy Page would have to give dead rocker Randy California a writing credit on the iconic 1971 rock ballad Stairway to Heaven. And that’s probably worth a lot more than a buck.

Such an agreement by Page and Plant, the band’s guitarist and singer, respectively, would head off a much anticipated copyright infringement trial scheduled for May 10 in...

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