There have been many reports that English rock band Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey for copyright infringement. Lana has been accused of copying elements of Radiohead’s hit 1993 song ‘Creep‘ on her track ‘Get Free‘ which appears on her latest album titled ‘Lust For Life’.
It was understood that Radiohead’s team “are hoping for the band to either receive compensation or to be credited on the list of songwriters to receive royalties.”
Lana has spoken about the lawsuit, stating that the rumours are true. She says her track ‘Get Free’ was not inspired by ‘Creep’, yet Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing rights. Lana added “I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100.”
Lana says Radiohead’s lawyers are persistent and are not letting up, and so it will go to court.
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.
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) January 7, 2018
Radiohead themselves also faced a lawsuit for the same song. ‘Creep’ shares a chord progression and melody with “The Air That I Breathe” by the Hollies from the 70s. The song’s writers, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood, sued Radiohead who admitted they had taken part of the song. The songwriters won and received co-writing credits, along with a percentage of the song’s royalties.