Lana Del Ray sued by Radiohead

So Lana Del Ray claims she is being sued by Radiohead over the similarities between Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ and her track ‘Get Free’. Having listened to both I’d say they have a case, and I’ve never thought the Hollies ‘Air That I Breathe’ is anything more than a coincidental chord progression. ‘Get Free’ nicks the vocal melody of ‘Creep’ completely as well.

Thing is, Radiohead aren’t suing anybody:

As Radiohead’s music publisher, it’s true that we’ve been in discussions since August of last year with Lana Del Rey’s representatives. It’s clear that the verses of “Get Free” use musical elements found in the verses of “Creep” and we’ve requested that this be acknowledged in favour of all writers of “Creep.” To set the record straight, no lawsuit has been issued and Radiohead have not said they “will only accept 100%” of the publishing of “Get Free.”

It was Lana Del Rey herself who recently tweeted that Radiohead are suing, She wrote, “Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by ‘Creep,’ Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing.” We now know this to be crap, smells like a publicity stunt.

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Dave

    I heard about this on BBC Radio 6…I think you are right… Smells of a publicity stunt.. I got her first album ‘Born to Die” and wasn’t the title track very similar to an old greek folk song or something???
    Currently listening to Pete Josef….My kind of vibe man…(Stevie Wonder)…..
    Love and light
    Dave
    PS Didn’t know about the Hollies thing on that classic Radiohead song that is Creep!!!

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  2. Dave

    No….Only just discovered him. I blame you. hahhahha.
    I have a request…When you finish on the XTC albums (excellent work by the way)…Can you do Talk Talk.
    Finally….a question; Is Ringo Starr worth a knighthood?
    Cheers
    Dave

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