Lana Del Rey Addresses Radiohead’s Lawsuit at Denver Show
UPDATE 1/9/18: According to Pitchfork, Warner/Chappell has released a statement, saying '...To set the record straight, no lawsuit has been issued and Radiohead have not said they 'will only accept 100%' of the publishing...' Read the full statement here.
Lana Del Rey was in town last night, but it wasn't all heart-shaped sunglasses and flower crowns. If you went to the show, you heard as she warned fans that the song 'Get Free' may be removed from her album Lust for Life because of the lawsuit with Radiohead that surfaced just before the Denver show (which you can brush up on via Pitchfork).
'I do have a song that Radiohead wants 100 percent of my publishing for,' she said at the Pepsi Center on January 7, as the crowd booed the band taking the singer to court for alleged copyright infringement, for a song they don't even like.
She refers to 'Get Free' as her 'mantra' and 'personal manifesto' in the clip taken at the show on Sunday.
It's a little hard to understand in the video, but NME.com reports she says, 'I just wanted to let you know that for the kids and for the not-kids, who are the real fans, who are here. So that’s probably the last thing I’ll say about it. But thanks.'
Radiohead claims the song rips off 'Creep,' one of the band's biggest hits.
Honestly, I don't think they sound that much alike. Consequence of Sound compares the two songs here:
On top of that... many argue that Radiohead themselves ripped off The Hollies' 'The Air That I Breathe.'
What do you think?