Led Zeppelin are streaming a previously unreleased song titled “Sunshine Woman,” via The Wall Street Journal. This song will be included on the band’s “The Complete BBC Sessions” release, which will be available on September 16. This effort will also feature live recordings made by BBC radio between 1969-1971 and alternate takes of “Dazed and Confused,” “I Can’t Quit You Baby,” and “You Shook Me.”
Click the LINK to go to the stream.
According to Rolling Stone, the band Spirit is suing Led Zeppelin due to similarities between “Stairway To Heaven” and Spirit’s song “Taurus.” Attorney Francis Alexander Molofiy, a lawyer representing deceased Spirit guitarist Randy California, claims the “Stairway To Heaven” intro was a rip off of “Taurus,” which was released three years earlier. He is also trying to prevent the reissue of Led Zeppelin IV, to “make sure that Randy California is given a writing credit on “Stairway to Heaven,” because “it’s been a long time coming.” Spirit and California’s family claim the reason they waited so long to press charges is due to insufficient funds to hire lawyers.
Before California’s death, he did an interview with Listener Magazine and said the following:
“The guys made millions of bucks on it and never said ‘Thank you,’ never said, ‘Can we pay you some money for it?’ It’s kind of a sore point with me. Maybe someday their conscience will make them do something about it.”
As for the lawsuit, we will have to wait to see how it plays out.
(Image from Rolling Stone)