Prince has his Radiohead cake and eats too!

Radiohead was pleased Prince had covered From CNN updated 1:23 p.m. EDT, Fri May 30, 2008     Radiohead to Prince: Hey, that’s OUR song>>read more.          WASHINGTON (AP) — After word spread that Prince covered Radiohead’s “Creep” at Coachella, the tens of thousands who couldn’t be there ran to YouTube for a peek. Everyone was quickly denied — even Radiohead.     Radiohead was pleased Prince had covered “Creep.” But who has the right to put online?       All videos of Prince’s unique rendition of Radiohead’s early hit were quickly taken down, leaving only a message that his label, NPG Records, had removed the clips, claiming a copyright violation. But the posted videos were shot by fans and, obviously, the song isn’t Prince’s.     In a recent interview, Thom Yorke said he heard about Prince’s performance from a text message and thought it was “hilarious.” Yorke laughed when his bandmate, guitarist Ed O’Brien, said the blocking had prevented him from seeing Richard Drew / AP file photo Prince's frustration with his label led him to adopt an unpronounceable symbol as a name and write Prince’s version of their song.      “Really? He’s blocked it?” asked Yorke, who figured it was their song to block or not. “Surely we should block it. Hang on a moment.”     Yorke added: “Well, tell him to unblock it. It’s our … song.”
Prince>>read more.: As the result of a complicated dispute with Warner over a six-album deal signed in 1992, he announced that he was changing his name to a symbol and took to wearing a scarf over his face in public. When he ditched the scarf he started writing ‘slave’ on his right cheek, just in case anyone had failed to get the point.

 

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