Radiohead has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Lana Del Rey. Update – January 9th: Representatives for Radiohead have refuted Lana Del Rey’s claim that she is being sued by the band for copyright infringement. But they do acknowledge discussions with Del Rey’s representatives over the “clear” similarities between her song “Get Free” and Radiohead’s “Creep”.
Del Rey herself confirmed news of the lawsuit, saying Radiohead believe her song “Get Free” rips off their iconic track “Creep”. “It’s true about the lawsuit,” Del Rey tweeted. “Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by ‘Creep’, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing.”
The 32-year-old singer-songwriter said she initially offered Radiohead 40% of the publishing, “but they will only accept 100. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court.”
Compare the two tracks for yourself:
It’s worth noting that Radiohead themselves were sued for copyright infringement over the similarities between “Creep” and The Hollies’ 1972 song “The Air That I Breathe”. The Hollies ended up receiving cowriting credits and a percentage of the song’s royalties.