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Radiohead apparently aren't suing Lana Del Rey after all

10 January 2018, 10:39 | Written by Laurence Day

Radiohead publishers Warner/Chappell have clarified that Lana Del Rey isn't being sued, yet, despite her claims.

Del Rey outright said this week that Radiohead were suing her over alleged similarities between their anthem "Creep" and her recent Lust For Life track "Get Free". "Their lawyers have been relentless," Del Rey told her followers on Twitter, "so we will deal with it in court."

In response to Del Rey's statement, Warner/Chappell have issued their own words:

As Radiohead’s music publisher, it’s true that we’ve been in discussions since August of last year with Lana Del Rey’s representatives. It’s clear that the verses of "Get Free" use musical elements found in the verses of "Creep" and we’ve requested that this be acknowledged in favour of all writers of "Creep". 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".

As many have pointed out, including Blur's Graham Coxon, Radiohead themselves were accused of pilfering parts of "Creep" from The Hollies. Radiohead eventually settled over the issue, with Hollies songwriters Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood receiving co-writing credits and a percentage of royalties.

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