Radiohead haven't sued Lana Del Rey, according to the band's publishers

Jay Jacobs
January 10, 2018

A spokesman for Radiohead's publisher Warner/Chappell Music has acknowledged that the publishers have "been in discussions" with Lana Del Rey's representatives about her 2017 song "Get Free" over its alleged compositional similarities to Radiohead's own 1993 hit "Creep". The singer also said that the song might be removed from the album as part of the lawsuit. "Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court", she added. In a statement released to Variety, reps for the band say no lawsuit has been filed, and it's not true that they would only settle for 100 percent of publishing.

"As Radiohead's music publisher, it's true that we've been in discussions since August of previous year with Lana Del Rey's representatives", the spokesperson wrote to Spin. "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".

Lana Del Rey commented further on her legal battle with Radiohead at a concert in Denver on Sunday night, it has emerged.

Meanwhile, Lana has cancelled her show in Kansas City after coming down with the flu.

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The English rock band allege Del Rey lifted the melody and chord progression of "Creep", arguably one of the band's best-known songs, on her latest album.

Here's where thing get even more complicated: Radiohead was once in a similar situation with "Creep".

Radiohead have yet to respond to Del Rey's claims. The band was said to want songwriting credit, money or both. Now, Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood of the Hollies are credited as co-writers on "Creep" and get a cut of the song's royalties. "Because back in the day they were sued over this song, because this track had a similarity to another track".

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