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Lana del Rey-diohead? Singer alleges band are suing her for 'copying Creep'

LANA del Rey claims she is being sued by British rock band Radiohead for copying their 1993 single Creep – despite allegedly offering 40% of the publishing royalties.

8th January 2018
/ By Andrew Wooding

Lana del Rey sued for Creep by Radiohead GETTY

The Summertime Sadness singer said legal action has been taken over her track Get Free on her Lust for Life album, released last year.

"It's true about the lawsuit." the 32-year-old American announced on Twitter, in response to rumours about the action.

"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."

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Ironically, Radiohead were sued themselves for Creep after it became a top 10 hit in the UK.

The Hollies claimed similarities between the single – which charted at number seven – and their own song The Air That I Breathe.

Mike Hazlewood and Albert Hammond were given co-writing for the song and are listed to this day.

The Air That I Breathe charted at number two in the UK in 1974.

Radiohead are yet to comment.

Creep was initially a failure in the UK and dubbed "too depressing" by radio stations but was re-issued after enjoying success overseas.