Stairway to Heaven is often referred to as one of the greatest rock songs of all time.
Robert Plant on the meaning of the song:
"Depending on what day it is, I still interpret the song a different way - and I wrote the lyrics."
"The wonderful thing about "Stairway" is the fact that just about everybody has got their own individual
interpretation to it, and actually what it meant to them at their point of life. And that's what's so great
about it. Over the passage of years people come to me with all manner of stories about what it meant to them
at certain points of their lives. About how it's got them through some really tragic circumstances ... Because
it's an extremely positive song, it's such a positive energy, and, you know, people have got married to it"
The the only part Plant would really explain was the beginning, being about
"a woman getting everything she wanted without giving anything back."
Robert Plant has denied the use of backward taping or satanic messages in the song.
"It's really sad", said Robert Plant on the allegations.
In May 2014, Mark Andes, bassist of Spirit
filed a copyright infringement suit on behalf of Randy California (lead singer of Spirit), against Led Zeppelin over the song claiming the
opening sounds like their song
On why it took so long to file the claim:
"Nobody had any money, and they thought the statute of limitations was done"...
"It will be nice if Randy got the credit".