Radiohead Suing Lana Del Rey Over "Creep" Infringement

"Summertime Sadness" songstress Lana Del Rey confirmed via Twitter today that her song "Get Free" has become the target of a lawsuit from Radiohead. According to Del Rey, the band is claiming 100 percent of the publishing rights to the song over its similarity to "Creep."

In the Tweet, Del Rey denies taking inspiration from Radiohead's 1993 single, further claiming that "their lawyers have been relentless."

Notably, "Creep" itself was the subject of its own infringement dispute over similarities to the Hollies song "The Air That I Breathe." That suit resulted in Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood being given co-writing credits to the song after Radiohead acknowledged the similarities.

Do you think the songs are indisputably similar? Give them both a listen below.

Update: Radiohead's publisher, Warner/Chappell Music, has released a statement, saying that the band has not filed a lawsuit nor demanded 100 percent of the publishing rights, though the company has been trying to get Del Rey to give Radiohead writing credit.

The statement reads: "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.'"

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