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Is Radiohead Suing Lana Del Rey for Plagiarism Over Ripping Off “Creep?”

There’s a story from the UK that suggests Radiohead is preparing legal action against Lana Del Rey for allegedly ripping off elements of “Creep” for her song, “Get Free,” which appears on her 2017 album, Lust for Life. (Yes, that’s the same title Iggy Pop used in 1977, but you can’t copyright/trademark album or song titles.)

Rumour say both sides are working behind the scenes to make sure this doesn’t turn into a messy public court battle. Those sorts of negotiations happen more frequently than you might realize because no one wants such a dispute to spill into the news like we saw with “Blurred Lines” and “Stairway to Heave” over the years. They usually end with a financial settlement or some kind of co-songwriting credit.

So do the songs sound too much alike? You be the judge.


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