LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Just a day after Lana Del Rey took to social media to confirm press reports that she was facing a lawsuit from the band Radiohead over her hit “Get Free,” a rep for the Radiohead says that’s not actually the case.
Numerous news outlets, including this one, reported on Del Rey’s tweet in which she confirmed the existence of a plagiarism lawsuit in which Radiohead thought Del Rey’s song “Get Free” was sufficiently similar to their breakout 1993 hit “Creep” that they deserved a songwriting credit, money or both.
However, on Tuesday, Radiohead’s music publisher, Warner/Chappell, released a statement that while it had requested a credit for Radiohead based on the similarities, they denied seeking all of Del Rey’s songwriting money from “Get Free.”
“As Radiohead’s music publisher, it’s true that we’ve been in discussions since August of last year with Lana Del Rey’s representatives,” a rep for Warner/Chappell said in a statement. “It’s clear that the verses of ‘Get Free’ use musical elements found in the verses of ‘Creep’ and we’ve requested that this be acknowledged in favor of all writers of ‘Creep.’ To set the record straight, no lawsuit has been issued and Radiohead have not said they ‘will only accept 100%’ of the publishing of ‘Get Free.’”
A spokesman for Radiohead said the band had no further comment.