Radiohead deny Lana Del Rey's claims that they are suing her
Radiohead have hit back at Lana Del Rey’s claims that they are involved in a lawsuit over the publishing rights of her song ‘Get Free’ due to its similarities to their 1993 single ‘Creep’.
Earlier this week, Lana took to Twitter to claim that the band’s “relentless” lawyers are fighting for 100% of the publishing rights, with the singer offering 40%.
However, Radiohead’s spokesperson has now issued a statement claiming that no legal proceedings have occurred.
Speaking to Pitchfork, the rep explained: “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’.”
Lana, 32, had previously tweeted: “It’s true about the lawsuit. Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing – I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court.”
The star is also said to have acknowledged the dispute during her Denver concert earlier this week, telling the crowd at her LA To The Moon Tour: “I just want to say that I do have a particular song that Radiohead wants 100% of my publishing for.
“And actually the only reason why I mention it is I wanted to let you know that regardless of what happens in court, the sentiment I wrote in that song, which was my statement song for the record, my personal manifesto, my motto manifesto.”
‘Get Free’ features on Lana’s latest album, ‘Lust For Life’, and is credited to Lana, Kieron Menzies and Rick Nowels.
The singer is yet to publicly comment on Radiohead’s claims and Yahoo Celeb UK have contacted her rep.
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