Jimmy Page has finally commented on last week’s news that Led Zeppelin is being sued by a trust representing the late Spirit frontman Randy California, claiming that Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” copied elements of Spirit’s “Taurus.”
And in typical Page fashion, he was short, sweet and to the point, certainly not masking his disinterest in the subject.
“This is ridiculous,” he told the French publication Liberation (with thanks to Google Translate). “I have no further comment on the subject.”
Whether or not a judge and jury finds similarities between the two songs, one thing that may work in Page’s favor, oddly enough, is the lawyer leading the plagiarism case: Francis Alexander Malofiy.