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Lana Del Rey Explains Why Radiohead Might Be Taking Her to Court

Lana Del Rey Explains Why Radiohead Might Be Taking Her to Court

Lana Del Rey says she’s battling with Radiohead‘s lawyers over one song’s similarity.

The track in question, “Get Free,” is from Lana‘s latest studio album, 2017′s Lust For Life. Radiohead alleges that the song is too similar to their own hit, “Creep” – and they want 100% of the publishing, according to Lana.

“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 on Twitter on Sunday (January 7).

Interestingly, Radiohead faced similar legal issues with “Creep” upon its release. After the band admitted the song shared similarities with The Hollies‘ “The Air That I Breathe,” they agreed to settle a lawsuit out of court with the songwriters, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood, and give them a percentage of the song’s publishing.

See her tweet below.

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  • Joher

    I can hear the resemblance at the beginning of the song but Lana is not this unknown artist trying to copy someone, she has a successful career and Radiohead should focus on reviving theirs instead of finding songs that sound similar to theirs

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  • Miriam Ma

    well they seem DESPERATE! I guess being a ‘has been’ band, this is the only way they can secure some income!!Ironically THEY were accused of the same thing be4..

  • plez

    Radiohead has the nerve to ask for 100% when they used a Hollies song in the first place. The Hollies did not ask for 100% from them. The lyrics and the production on Lana’s song are certainly different thus giving Radiohead total rights would and should not be acceptable. Lana should go to court. These old heads are going for everything but eventually they will be happy with 40 or 50%.

  • greppinwolf

    No one “offers” 40% of publishing unless they know they are going to lose in court. And publishing is not writers royalties — there are two halves to what you earn. 100% publishing owned by Radiohead still means there’s 100% writers share (which Rick Nowels owns 72.5% so she didn’t even really write the song)

  • Gina

    The minute she offered 40% they knew they could likely weasel more out of her.