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Lana Del Rey says non-existent Radiohead lawsuit is “over”

By | Published on Tuesday 27 March 2018

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey has said that the lawsuit brought against her by Radiohead is “over”. That being the lawsuit which Radiohead’s publisher Warner/Chappell said earlier this year didn’t exist.

In January, Del Rey said that she was being sued by Radiohead, who wanted 100% of the publishing rights in her song ‘Get Free’, due to its similarities with their song ‘Creep’. “Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court”, she said.

Warner/Chappell then said that it was true that discussions had been ongoing for a number of months in relation to the claim that ‘Get Free’ borrowed from ‘Creep’. However, it added, “no lawsuit has been issued and Radiohead have not said they ‘will only accept 100%’ of the publishing of ‘Get Free'”.

After performing the song during her encore at the Brazilian leg of the Lollapalooza festival at the weekend, she told the audience: “Now that my lawsuit’s over, I guess I can sing that song any time I want, right?”

Given that there was no lawsuit and no one has ever said that she couldn’t perform her song, that remark doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. But it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. And she says it very confidently and then takes a drag on a cigarette, so that’s a good as actually winning a legal battle, I reckon.