Radiohead is suing Lana Del Rey for ‘copying’ their only relevant song, and it’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard
Desperate bid for relevance, IMO
by Katie Way
Magnanimous queen Lana Del Rey took to Twitter on Sunday to confirm rumors that she is indeed being taken to court by English rock band Radiohead over similarities between her song Get Free and Radiohead's most famous song, Creep.
It’s true about the lawsuit. Although I know my song wasn’t inspired by Creep, Radiohead feel it was and want 100% of the publishing – I offered up to 40 over the last few months but they will only accept 100. Their lawyers have been relentless, so we will deal with it in court.
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) January 7, 2018
Really, Radiohead? Lana is generous enough to offer you 40 percent of the publishing but you demand it all? Sure, the songs do sound kind of similar, whether or not those similarities were intentional.
But let's not pretend this shit doesn't happen all the fucking time. From Ed Sheeran and TLC to Bruno Mars and Trinidad James (seriously), these pay-off scenarios are far from uncommon. So the fact that Radiohead is trying to make this a crusade or something is melodramatic as fuck.
Queen of doing charity work by wanting to give 40% to a struggling band
— EMANUEL (@blingspice) January 7, 2018
I'm confused about whether or not this is supposed to be some kind of statement about song-stealing — because if so, Radiohead doesn't have a ton of ground to stand on, considering they had to settle with another band over Creep in the first place.
Radiohead got sued by The Hollies, because creep was a rip off of the air that I breathe. Now Radiohead are suing Lana Del Rey for ripping off creep.
It's like suing someone for breaking the window of the house you're squatting in.
— Gareth Icke (@garethicke) January 7, 2018
Does Radiohead need the money? They haven't released an album since 2016, but according to a lot of annoying men online they're "the most important band of our generation" or some shit so I'd be surprised if they're hard up for cash.
Bwahahahahaah, they're only one of the biggest Rock bands of all time.
— Carlos F. Martin (@MiamiCondoLaw) January 8, 2018
Plus, Radiohead frontman and the rest of the band hate Creep anyway — so much so that when asked to play the song in concert, Yorke called fans "anally retarded," which is both offensive and… weird.
You can only ride off the high of being in the Social Network trailer for so long, I guess?
In the end, Lana empowered a generation of women who wear liquid eyeliner and take glamorous pictures of themselves crying and Radiohead empowered a generation of men who think they're geniuses for listening to "classic rock" — a genre where women and people of color are *coincidentally* all but absent.
Lmao Imagine thinking Radiohead is better then Lana I can't relate pic.twitter.com/9zVIgZXKHl
— David.J (@davidthats) January 7, 2018
And besides, Lana has been charitable enough not to take Halsey to court for stealing her whole entire life, so I think it would be appropriate to cut her some fucking slack.