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TeamCoachellaHellYeah
05-30-2008, 08:06 AM
http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/60751378

Radiohead to Prince: Unblock 'Creep' cover videos

05/30/2008 6:31 AM, AP
Jake Coyle

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.

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 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."

YouTube prohibits the posting of copyrighted material. If the site receives a complaint from a copyright owner, it will in most cases remove the video(s). Whether the same could be done for a company not holding a copyright is less clear, but Yorke's argument would seem to bear some credence according to YouTube's policies. YouTube, which is owned by Google, declined to comment.

Prince also did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.

The dispute was an interesting twist in debates over digital ownership, held between two major acts with differing views on music and the Internet. Radiohead famously released their most recent album, "In Rainbows," as a digital download with optional pricing. They also have a channel on YouTube.

When Prince performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 26, he prohibited the standard arrangement of allowing photographers to shoot near the stage during the first three songs of his set. Instead, he had a camera crew filming his performance.

Prince, who founded NPG Records in 1993, has been innovative when it comes to music distribution, too. He released his 1997 album, "Crystal Ball," on the Internet and in 2006 was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Webbys. In 2007, he gave away copies of his disc "Planet Earth" in a British Sunday newspaper.

But the Purple One has also shut down his official Web site and in September of last year said he would sue YouTube and eBay for not filtering unauthorized content.

Prince fans have organized to urge him to relent in his legal fights to control images and photographs of himself. As of Thursday, the most popular YouTube clip about Prince playing "Creep" is an expletive-laden rant from Sam Conti Jr., who describes himself as a "former Prince fan."

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matsuolost
05-30-2008, 08:17 AM
fucking take that, prince

thestripe
05-30-2008, 08:23 AM
http://www.coachella.com/forum/image.php?u=1385&dateline=1210661470

Unblock our shit lol




http://www.coachella.com/forum/image.php?u=1899&dateline=1207788371

I'm Prince. I do what I want.

SFChrissy
05-30-2008, 08:37 AM
Battle of the bitches...

I wanna read a follow-up story to this???

Young blood
05-30-2008, 08:55 AM
DRAAAAAAMMMMAHH!

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
05-30-2008, 08:56 AM
Battle of the bitches...

I wanna read a follow-up story to this???

why the question marks?

faxman75
05-30-2008, 08:57 AM
ahahha exactly battle of the bitches, good call!

This is some funny shit.

justinaqui
05-30-2008, 09:02 AM
the video is back up.

anti-square
05-30-2008, 09:03 AM
Damn. 2 and a half hours is decent time.

betao
05-30-2008, 09:16 AM
http://www.orlyowl.com/upload/files/noesrly.gif

SFChrissy
05-30-2008, 09:30 AM
why the question marks?Will there be a follow up, will it be resolved, will it be a bitch war cat fight...it's all questionable...

But I'd like to know what the outcome is!!!

thelastgreatman
05-30-2008, 09:40 AM
Radiohead... are... the shit.

suprefan
05-30-2008, 09:46 AM
Thom vs Prince in a cage match...... They are both short so it would be ridiculous..

sbessiso
05-30-2008, 09:47 AM
prince uses nails and pulls hair though

anti-square
05-30-2008, 09:49 AM
The real is who would win in a sword fight?

SFChrissy
05-30-2008, 09:59 AM
the video is back up.Where??? Everywhere I've looked still says unavailable...

SFChrissy
05-30-2008, 10:00 AM
prince uses nails and pulls hair thoughI could see him throwing some bitch slaps in the mix aswell...

psychic friend
05-30-2008, 10:32 AM
http://showhype.com/video/prince_creep_radiohead_live_coachella_08/

(google is my friend)

summerkid
05-30-2008, 11:09 AM
[QUOTE]When Prince performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 26, he prohibited the standard arrangement of allowing photographers to shoot near the stage during the first three songs of his set. Instead, he had a camera crew filming his performance./QUOTE]

maybe those rumors of a dvd of his performance was true after all.

justinaqui
05-30-2008, 11:22 AM
Where??? Everywhere I've looked still says unavailable...

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=prince+creep

slurpee
05-30-2008, 11:31 AM
Bam! Bitch went down.

BlackSwan
05-30-2008, 11:32 AM
Radiohead FTW!

suprefan
05-30-2008, 11:45 AM
Im going to upload my Prince video then, sweet...

C DUB YA
05-30-2008, 11:52 AM
Prince still acts like a bitch from time to time.

Yablonowitz
05-30-2008, 12:19 PM
But so do you...so, hey...zero sum gain.

thestripe
05-30-2008, 12:20 PM
zing

thelastgreatman
05-30-2008, 12:32 PM
rpool

thestripe
05-30-2008, 12:36 PM
zing


but lame

thelastgreatman
05-30-2008, 12:43 PM
zero sum rpool

PJandBompton
05-30-2008, 12:43 PM
Nice of Radiohead to utilize their power...but respect your elders Prince is a fucking legend

And do they even have the copyright for a cover song being performed in concert? I was under the impression artists can do anything they want with covers in concert unless it is under 2 years old...

Boourns
05-30-2008, 12:57 PM
Every band on earth but Radiohead covered "Crazy" in the summer of 2006.

C DUB YA
05-30-2008, 01:00 PM
zing

ah good one!

PassiveTheory
05-30-2008, 01:05 PM
Every band on earth but Radiohead covered "Crazy" in the summer of 2006.

Like fucking Danger Mouse is going to pursue people about copyright protection...

BlackSwan
05-30-2008, 01:37 PM
Like fucking Danger Mouse is going to pursue people about copyright protection...

that is siggable right there.

Sexecutioner
05-30-2008, 01:50 PM
Nice of Radiohead to utilize their power...but respect your elders Prince is a fucking legend

And do they even have the copyright for a cover song being performed in concert? I was under the impression artists can do anything they want with covers in concert unless it is under 2 years old...

prince is a legend, but that doesnt mean hes not an asshole.

and radiohead having rights to it is not the issue. the fact that prince does not have any rights over it IS the issue. he can be an asshole for his own material, but not for others'.

BlackSwan
05-30-2008, 02:06 PM
prince is a legend, but that doesnt mean hes not an asshole.

and radiohead having rights to it is not the issue. the fact that prince does not have any rights over it IS the issue. he can be an asshole for his own material, but not for others'.

yeah, he really pulled a stupid on this one... don't make me choose between you and Radiohead Prince, because I will pick Radiohead everytime.

Boourns
05-30-2008, 02:07 PM
Even the best video isn't the same. Thank God we were there for it.

canexplain
05-30-2008, 03:04 PM
they just had the same thing on cnn just now ... like yahoo....x****

suprefan
05-30-2008, 03:25 PM
I wanna watch the news bit on that, should be hilarious. I wonder if Thom would write a blog about it, Im sure it woudl make for quite the read.

Boourns
05-30-2008, 03:29 PM
Honest to blog?

BlackSwan
05-30-2008, 03:44 PM
it would be awesome to see Thom put Prince in his place.

crazzz2007
05-30-2008, 05:49 PM
i need to see the official recording of prince's cover of creep, just to confirm that it really was amazingly amazing and that it wasn't just the substances in my body.

psychic friend
05-30-2008, 05:58 PM
watch the video

idrive1life
05-30-2008, 05:58 PM
http://showhype.com/video/prince_creep_radiohead_live_coachella_08/

(google is my friend)

haha

PWN

Yeah, block that shit, creep! lol

idrive1life
05-30-2008, 06:00 PM
watch the video

That shit is blurry, grainy and all but thanks Dani!



Who's the Creep Now, Prince?

The "karma police" are coming for you, Prince.


haha

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2008/05/30/whos-the-creep-now-prince.aspx

Whoa.

http://news.google.com/news?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=radiohead%20prince&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wn

MissingPerson
05-30-2008, 06:09 PM
I think Prince would fight mean - he'd cheat and bite, and keep trying to blindside Thom's bad eye - but I think Thom's got grit, and in the end, he'd pound Prince into a little velvet purple pulp. That's assuming Thom can get his head in the game and focus, not get all distracted weighing up the ethical considerations of beating up a tiny funky misanthrope.

I'd like to see Phil Selway fight Prince actually, because I think he might actually kill him.

Sonicifyouwantit
05-30-2008, 06:24 PM
guess it sucks to be anyone not there, I was there so I'm good. That should teach all the people that year after year decide on not going to coachella..."I just dont know about this year..." LAME

idrive1life
05-30-2008, 06:30 PM
That video in you tube

FutZukovyAQ

MissingPerson
05-30-2008, 06:30 PM
AulTNgfH98Q

Only Prince video anybody needs to see, right there.

crazzz2007
05-30-2008, 06:36 PM
watch the video

the audience recorded videos suck. i wanna see the official recording.

Yablonowitz
05-30-2008, 07:10 PM
AulTNgfH98Q

Only Prince video anybody needs to see, right there.


Yeah, that's like really funny, man.

Boourns
05-30-2008, 08:31 PM
I want a DVD of Princhella

PrettyRagdoll
05-30-2008, 08:54 PM
Even the best video isn't the same. Thank God we were there for it.

My thoughts exactly! What's the point of seeing the cover on youtube anyway? The quality will be shitty and it just WONT BE THE SAME!

They wont hear those opening strings of the song and go.. 'Holy shit.... is he? CREEP!? Seriously!'

I think it's funny and to be expected of Prince the way he's acting. It's not like this is something new. Everyone went into his show knowing that they would have to re-upload their shit every other hour. Why complain?

JebusLives
05-30-2008, 09:07 PM
I'm kinda glad no one else gets to see it. Serves them right for not coming this year!

Radiohead should probably get a gander though...

SoulDischarge
05-31-2008, 10:22 AM
The video on YouTube is getting a ridiculous amount of negative reactions. Even for YouTube. They might understand if they were there. But they weren't. Which is hilarious.

Sushov23
05-31-2008, 12:32 PM
PRINCE at COACHELLA=OVERRATED anyways. Good, but not like you guys are fucking praising the show.

suprefan
05-31-2008, 02:01 PM
Here we go, mine, so people can see.

HybDLWLrigo

wmgaretjax
05-31-2008, 02:06 PM
that's a fucking awful cover of a lame song

Sushov23
05-31-2008, 02:09 PM
that's a fucking awful cover of a lame song

THANK YOU. Well the song isn't lame, but the cover is AWFUL. Somone that agrees with me. The performance was also subpar.

RotationSlimWang
05-31-2008, 02:31 PM
It would be funny if Sarah McLachlan popped up all "Suck my dick, Prince" too.

coofal
05-31-2008, 02:34 PM
Nice avatar RSW. LOL

suprefan
06-01-2008, 10:54 AM
Alright, I guess everyone finally found my Creep video, cause I keep getting emails for comments, blah...

TheWatcher
06-01-2008, 11:18 AM
Alright, I guess everyone finally found my Creep video, cause I keep getting emails for comments, blah...

Your video was much better quality than the other one linked from here.

What camera were you using?

Note: As much as I love Prince, that cover was kind of wrong. I had to go listen to the original...

suprefan
06-01-2008, 11:36 AM
Sony DSC T10, its a good point and shoot. And you should also be able to watch it in high quality(youtube has that option now), unless you already figured it out, the audio would sound even better.

suprefan
06-03-2008, 12:45 AM
Those bitches took my video down!!!!! This sucks...