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Radiohead Denies Lawsuit Against Lana Del Rey

By Isabella Lovric

Last weekend, Lana Del Rey tweeted that Radiohead was suing her over similarities in their songs. According to the band, Lana’s Get Free and Radiohead's 1992, Creep have startling chord similarities.

In a tweet, the 32-year-old singer wrote“It’s true about the lawsuit. Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by Creep, Radiohead feels 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”.  

After a few days of silence, Radiohead’s management finally came forward and publicly denied involvement in a lawsuit with Lana. 

“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,” a rep for the company said in a statement.

“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.

A rep for the band said Radiohead had no further comment.

During a Denver concert earlier this week, Lana alluded that the alleged lawsuit could result in Get Free being removed from her album.

“Those sentiments that I wrote, I really am going to strive for them, even if that song is not on future physical releases of the record”.

Do we have another Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West musical feud on our hands? 

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