Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey for copying ‘Creep’

Lana Del Rey says Radiohead have sued her over similarities between her song ‘Get Free’ off her latest album ‘Lust for Life’ and Radiohead’s 1993 alternative hit ‘Creep’.

After reports surfaced over the weekend that Radiohead were taking legal action against her, the pop artist took to Twitter to confirm the rumours. “It’s true about the lawsuit. Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing – I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court,” she wrote. 

Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels, and Kieron Menzies are currently listed as co-writers for ‘Get Free’. 

Musician Owen Pallet noted via Twitter that Radiohead’s allegations are probably due to the song’s chord progressions during its verses. However, he stressed that “this just might be their lawyers being lawyers.”

Interestingly, after the release of ‘Creep’ Radiohead themselves were allegedly sued over the song’s similarities to the Hollies’ 1974 song ‘The Air That I Breathe’, and had to give songwriting credits to the Hollies’ Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood after an out-of-court settlement. 

Recently, many critics also pointed out that ‘Midnight Train’ by Sam Smith off his latest album also ripped of Radiohead’s song.

The band has not yet made a statement about Del Rey’s claims.

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