In 2008, Prince stunned the crowd at Coachella with a sultry cover of Radiohead’s “Creep.” The incongruous and amazing performance almost instantaneously became the stuff of legend, whispered about by music fans who wished they could have been there to see it. But they couldn’t even watch the performance online. Adding to the song’s mystique was the fact that the internet adverse Prince and his team of copyright enforcers quickly took down any and all trace of the performance whenever appeared online.
But then this happened:
The Purple One himself tweeted a link to an N.M.E. article that noted that Radiohead’s Thom Yorke had given permission for the cover to live online. “Well, tell him to unblock it. It’s our … song,” said Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, according to Miles Hartl’s YouTube channel that posted the song.