Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
I'm not sure why a music store would ban the track though, unless they need to pay royalties every time someone plays it.
music store = ^ guitar shop

Haha! you do not play the guitar then...

From Gibson themselves, but always been the case, first thing you learn just after tuning.

The Etiquette of Etiquettes: Don’t Play Stairway To Heaven

The reason so many music stores have a silent ban on this song is because it’s the first riff many people learn. So therefore, it’s one of the most common songs heard in the shops. In the 1970s, many British guitar shops actually banned the song. This, of course, is also where the classic Wayne’s World bit comes from.