Radiohead sue Lana Del Rey for stealing a song that they were sued for copying themselves

Radiohead 09/01/2018

Yes, you might have heard Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey, claiming that she's copied their 1993 hit 'Creep'. 

Radiohead are an institution. 'Creep' is an anthem for all of us weirdos... But, we can't help but point out the irony in this Lana Del Rey situation.

Del Rey came out yesterday saying the British rock band is claiming copyright
infringement for the similarities between their hit and her new track, 'Get Free'.

Although I know my song wasn't inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing.


The two songs definitely share the same chord progression, but Del Rey's sits in the key of A while Radiohead's starts on G.

Now, here's a plot twist for ya...

Songwriters Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood sued Radiohead for stealing 'Creep's melody and chord progression from their 1974 hit 'The Air That I Breathe', performed by The Hollies. 

AND the two were successful in their lawsuit.

As a result Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood are credited as co-writers of 'Creep' and they have split royalties to this day.

But Radiohead aren't so keen on a 'split royalties' compromise with ol' Lana...  The singer confirmed the news on Twitter yesterday, explaining:

"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."

Copyright savagery. 

Side note; Thom Yorke despises 'Creep'. He's renowned for telling his audiences to fuck off when they request it, storming offstage, even calling them "anally retarded".

Wow. Just wow.  

What do you think? Are Radiohead being twats or are they in the right? 

Have a listen to all three tracks below, and make your own mind.