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Lana Del Rey sued by Radiohead over plagiarism claims

By | Published on Monday 8 January 2018

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey has confirmed that she is being sued by Radiohead over similarities between the final track on her current album ‘Lust For Life’ – which is called ‘Get Free’ – and the band’s 1992 hit ‘Creep’.

Responding to rumours that plagiarism claims from the Radiohead camp were now going legal, Del Rey wrote on Twitter: “It’s true about the lawsuit”.

Being rather candid about legal wranglings to date, she continued: “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”.

Del Rey’s latest album was released last July. The songwriting credits on ‘Get Free’ list Rick Nowels and Kieron Menzies, as well as Del Rey herself.

No one other than Del Rey has commented on the plagiarism action just yet. Though many have noted that a win for Radiohead could also benefit songwriters Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood. Both were added as co-writers on ‘Creep’ after they complained that the 1992 track borrowed from their 1974 Hollies song ‘The Air That I Breathe’.

Turns out, there’s just not enough chord progressions to go around.