Lana Del Rey Addresses Radiohead Lawsuit at Denver Concert

  • Lana Del Rey Addresses Radiohead Lawsuit at Denver Concert

Lana Del Rey Addresses Radiohead Lawsuit at Denver Concert

As it stands, co-writers Kieron Menzies and Rick Nowels are credited on the track along with Del Rey.

Apparently LDR has offered up 40% of the song's earnings over the past few months but Radiohead isn't settling for anything less than 100%. "So we will deal with it in court".

While Radiohead have not commented directly, Variety received a statement from the band's publisher, Warner/Chappell Music.

While Lana Del Rey hasn't released any new official statement on the case, we'll be following this one closely, so stay tuned. "Although I know my song wasn't inspired by "Creep", Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing", she wrote.

We've reached out to representatives of Del Rey and will update this post accordingly if and when we hear back.

Meanwhile, Lana has cancelled her show in Kansas City after coming down with the flu.

Thom Yorke and his bandmates believe Lana's track Get Free, which features on her album Lust for Life, was heavily influenced by the 1993 single.

Here's where thing get even more complicated: Radiohead was once in a similar situation with "Creep".

Well, over the weekend, Del Rey took to Twitter to confirm that Radiohead has taken legal action.

Some may see Radiohead pursuing this case as a bit rich, given that their song Creep has been likened to Air That I Breathe by The Hollies.

"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". Prior to litigation, both sides may also engage their own musicologists to study the similarities between the two compositions. Yet, there's legal limits to how much inspiration you can take, even if it's accidental.