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Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey and she says she's gonna "deal with it in court"

08 January 2018, 09:14 | Written by Laurence Day

Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey over claims that her song "Get Free" is copyright-infringingly similar to their mega-hit "Creep".

Despite Del Rey claiming any resemblance is completely unintentional and offering them 40% of publishing, Radiohead have steamed ahead and demanding the full 100%. Del Rey claims that the band's legal reps have been "relentless" and that the matter will be resolved in court.

"Get Free" appears on Del Rey's latest record Lust For Life. At a show on 7 January in Denver, Colorado, the singer described "Get Free" as a "personal manifesto" and said that it might get cut from future versions of Lust For Life as a result of the lawsuit.

"I just want to let you know, regardless if it gets taken down off of everything, that those sentiments that I wrote… that I really am going to strive for them, even if that song is not on future physical releases of the record," she told the crowd. "I just wanted to let you know that for the kids and for the not-kids, who are the real fans, who are here. So that’s probably the last thing I’ll say about it. But thanks."

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

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