Radiohead threaten to sue British PM over campaign songs
January 18 , 2013
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has warned David Cameron he will take sue if the British Prime Minister uses any of the band’s songs to promote his re-election bid.
Speaking to Dazed and Confused magazine, the 44-year-old singer said if any of his songs were used by Cameron he would "sue the living **** out of him".
The Conservative Party previously got into trouble for using the music of pop group Keane, who were reportedly "horrified" when their song Everybody's Changing was used by the Tories to launch its election manifesto in 2010.
In 2009, the British National Party was ordered to remove a Manic Street Preachers' song it used on a video uploaded to YouTube following legal threats from the band's record label.
Yorke was being interviewed by Dazed and Confused to promote Atoms for Peace, an experimental rock and electronic group formed by the Radiohead singer in 2009.
Their album Amok is due to be released on February 25.