Radiohead has been pretty open about how much it gets sick of “Creep,” with the band going years and years without playing it live, but Radiohead’s efforts to distance itself from that annoyingly massive hit shouldn’t be taken as an indication that it doesn’t care about it. According to Pitchfork, Radiohead is actually suing Lana Del Rey over her song “Get Free,” which the band apparently believes is similar enough to “Creep” that it deserves all of the publishing rights. Lana Del Rey confirmed the story on Twitter, saying she offered Radiohead 40 percent ownership but “they will only accept 100.” She also adds that the band’s lawyers “have been relentless,” so they’ll have to “deal with it in court.”
Interestingly, “Creep” was also met with a copyright dispute back in the day, when the band agreed to give up a percentage of the rights to songwriters Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood over similarities to “The Air That I Breathe” by The Hollies—similarities that Radiohead admitted to, which is good because they’re very obvious.
Anyway, here’s “Get Free”: