Radiohead sue Lana Del Rey for copyright infringement

Ruben Ruiz
January 9, 2018

Graham Coxon has given his wry take on the legal dispute between Radiohead and Lana Del Rey.

Suing her over similarities between their 1992 hit, "Creep" from their debut album and her "Lust for Life" song "Get Free", Radiohead are hot on the heels of Lana Del Rey. This issue will need to be settled in court. Released back in July 21, 2017, it quickly became the best-selling album upon its launch.

The 32-year-old Los Angeles-based singer, like Radiohead known for the frequent darkness of her music, insisted she had not been inspired by 'Creep'.

The US star claims she offered a 40% cut but the band's "relentless" lawyers refused and want all the publishing royalties.

The American singer added that Radiohead's lawyers had "been relentless" and that the matter will be "dealt with in court".

This morning Del Rey tweeted that speculation about the lawsuit was "true".

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A representative for Radiohead did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent late Sunday.

The songwriting credits on "Get Free" list Rick Nowels and Kieron Menzies, as well as Del Rey herself.

Hammond and Hazlewood are now credited as "Creep" co-writers and split royalties with the band after settling out of court.

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were sued by Marvin Gaye's estate over their track Blurred Lines, which a jury found plagiarised Gaye's track Got to Give It Up.

Radiohead themselves were successfully sued in the past by The Hollies over "Creep " s similarities to their track 'The Air That I Breathe".

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