Saturday, May 31, 2008

Prince vs Radiohead

I'd previously posted about The Artist Formerly Known As The Artist Formerly Known As Prince and his habit of sending DMCA takedown notices to YouTube for videos that harmlessly and peripherally reference his work.

Now here comes this story on HuffPo. Prince covered Radiohead's "Creep", some fans shot video at the concert and posted it on YouTube, and DMCA notices were promptly sent for it to be taken down -- so not even Radiohead could view the performance.

From the article:

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 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."

1 comment:

km said...

Terrific musician, total asshat.