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Lana Del Ray Sued By Radiohead For Copyright Infringement—But Twitter Says 'Hold Up'

Lana Del Ray Sued By Radiohead For Copyright Infringement—But Twitter Says 'Hold Up'
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By Tom.
5 months ago

There are literally millions of songs in the world: from heavy metal to pop to broadway to classical. And all of that music originates from the same eight chords. So it's nearly impossible to not somehow use small snippets of something that sounds similar to something else half the time.

Over the weekend, several media outlets reported that Radiohead is suing Lana Del Rey saying that there are too many similarities between her song “Get Free” off her new album "Lust for Life" and their song “Creep.” That same day, Del Rey confirmed what’s happening.

Lana took to her Twitter to explain. 

Currently Lana Del Rey, Kieron Menzies, and Rick Nowels are the credited writers for “Get Free.” Now fair is fair and listeners have noticed echoes of "Creep" on Lana's piece. But there is no need to be greedy.

People were quick to remind Radiohead that they were in a similar predicament awhile back with “Creep”. Their 1992 hit credited Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood, the writers of “The Air That I Breathe” from the Hollies. Their lawsuit reached a compromise when the band owned up to similarities between the songs.

Twitter had a few thoughts on the situation as a whole. 

Reps for Lana and Radiohead have yet to speak out any further from the Tweet. So it look like this is just the beginning.

Take a listen for yourselves.

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