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Lana Del Rey hints that Get Free may be dropped from latest album due to Radiohead dispute

By | Published on Tuesday 9 January 2018

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey commented further on her legal battle with Radiohead at a concert in Denver on Sunday night, it has emerged. The singer warned that her song, ‘Get Free’, may be removed from her ‘Lust For Life’ album as a result of a plagiarism claim by the band.

As previously reported, Del Rey confirmed reports that she was being sued by Radiohead at the weekend. The dispute is over similarities between her song and Radiohead’s ‘Creep’. She said that she had offered the band as much as 40% of publishing rights in the song, despite not agreeing that her song rips off theirs. “Their lawyers have been relentless” in pushing for 100%, she said. “So we will deal with it in court”.

Hours later, she further discussed the case on stage, although she then said that she wouldn’t be commenting much, if at all, on the case moving forward.

She told fans: “Regardless of what happens in court, the sentiment that I wrote in that particular song … was my statement for the [album], my personal manifesto, my modern manifesto. I just want to let you know … that I am really going to strive for [those sentiments], even if that song is not on future physical releases of the record … That’s probably the last thing I’ll say about it”.

Radiohead have not yet commented on the case. Neither have Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood, who were added to the songwriting credits of ‘Creep’ after they complained that Radiohead had plagiarised them.