Radiohead to sue Lana Del Ray for ‘ripping off’ Creep?
RADIOHEAD are reportedly set to sue singer Lana Del Rey over similarities between her song Get Free and one of their own biggest hits. The UK alternative band are readying to sue the pop singer for copyright infringement over her song Get Free as they see it as being too similar to their massive 1992 worldwide hit Creep. (which, ironically, some say is very similar to The Hollies classic The Air That I Breathe).
The song is the last track on Del Rey’s fifth album Lust for Life, which was released last year and went straight to number one in the US and UK, and the fact she appears to have been heavily influenced by the classic song hasn’t gone unnoticed.
A source said: “Both teams are trying to thrash it out behind the scenes to prevent it from going to court.
“It’s understood that Radiohead’s team are hoping for the band to either receive compensation or be credited on the list of songwriters to receive royalties.”
Right now the album track’s only writing credits are for Lana, Kieron Menzies and Rick Nowels (who was also behind Dido’s hit White Flag).
If Del Rey is hauled into court she won’t be the first pop star forced to fight a legal battle over similar songs.