Radiohead is taking Lana Del Rey to court.
The singer confirmed Monday that she’s being sued by the British band for her track “Get Free,” which Radiohead says is a rip-off of its 1992 breakthrough hit “Creep.”
Lana Del Rey says she’s being sued by Radiohead.
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“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,” she wrote on Twitter.
Del Rey, 32, wrote that she offered 40% of the song’s royalties to the band, but that “relentless” lawyers will settle for nothing less than 100%, so they’re going to court.
“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,” she added.
The “Summertime Sadness” singer addressed her upcoming legal battle Sunday night while on stage in Denver, telling the audience that she still stands by the track.
Thom Yorke of Radiohead, the band that is suing Lana Del Rey.
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“I just want to say that I do have a particular song Radiohead wants 100% of my publishing from. The only reason why I mention it is I wanted to let you know, regardless of what happens in court… these sentiments that I wrote, I really am going to strive for them, even if that song is not on future physical releases of the record,” she said.
Radiohead was once on the opposite side of a similar lawsuit; Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood sued the band for copyright infringement due to similarities between “Creep” and The Hollies’ song “The Air That I Breathe.”
Hammond and Hazlewood are now credited as “Creep” co-writers and split royalties with the band after settling out of court.