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Jimmy Page deflects, air guitars through Zeppelin copyright testimony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page demonstrated a deft touch at deflecting questions aimed at showing he might have lifted a passage for the introduction to the 1971 hit "Stairway to Heaven." Testifying in his defense Thursday in a copyright infringement case, Page showed little interest in comparing his composition with the obscure earlier instrumental work in question, "Taurus," by the late Randy Wolfe, founder of the band Spirit.

Courtney Barnett announces Ogden Theatre show

Weeks after cancelling her performance at Denver's Project Pabst music festival to play the season finale of Saturday Night Live, Grammy-nominated Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett has announced she'll be performing at the Ogden Theatre on November 8 at 8:00 p.m.

Breckenridge Brewery taps Big Head Todd for 26th Annual Hootenanny

One of Colorado's biggest breweries is set to celebrate their 26th anniversary with one of Colorado's future Music Hall of Famers. Related: Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Lucinda Williams at Red Rocks (photos) Big Head Todd and the Monsters will headline Breckenridge Brewery's 26th Annual Hootenanny, topping a bill that already includes Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Larry & Jenny Keel, Head For the Hills and more.

Mumford & Sons add second Denver show

The pop-folk revolution may be over, but Mumford & Sons is still a hot ticket. Last week, the Denver Post tipped the English band's Greenwood Village show to sell out quick (and it did), suggesting five ways fans could increase their chances of scoring a ticket before scalpers and ticketbots swooped them all up.

Ed Sheeran target of $20 million copyright lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is facing a $20 million lawsuit alleging he used another song as the basis for his international hit "Photograph." The suit accusing him of copyright infringement was filed Wednesday in Los Angeles by Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard, composers of the song "Amazing." City News Service cites court documents that say "Amazing" and "Photograph" are nearly identical in pitch, tempo and structure.