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Friday, June 22,2012

Black Keys Sue Pizza Hut, Home Depot Over Song Use

The Black Keys have filed lawsuits against Home Depot and Yum! Brands Inc., parent company of Pizza Hut, over unauthorized use of their songs in commercials, reports Bloomberg. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, along with producer Danger Mouse, submitted separate filings in Los Angeles on June 21st, alleging Home Depot used "Lonely Boy" and Pizza Hut used "Gold on the Ceiling" without permission. The lawsuits state "Lonely Boy" was used in a power tools bit for Home Depot, while "Gold on the Ceiling" was reportedly featured in a Cheesy Bites pizza ad for Pizza Hut.
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