Prince covers Radiohead – blocks web clip
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It may have seemed like an unusual artistic union: Prince covering Radiohead’s angst-ridden classic “Creep“. But when fans, including Radiohead, flocked to YouTube for a glimpse of the Purple One’s unique rendition of the song, they found the video, recorded by a fan at a music festival in California, had been taken down at the behest of Prince’s litigious record label.
Radiohead’s Thom Yorke said he was told of the performance by text message and thought it “hilarious”. But when he was informed he could not see the song, for which his band owns the copyright, he was baffled.
“Really? He’s blocked it?” Yorke was reported to have said. “Surely we should block it. Hang on a moment … well tell him to unblock it, it’s our song.”
The Prince video, filmed by fans at the Coachella Valley festival in Indio, California on April 26, was last night reposted on YouTube.
Prince is like the RIAA. Think they own the fracking planet!