If Patrick Carney dissing Van Halen wasn’t enough Black Keys news for one day, the Akron-natives are suing Yum Brand Inc., which is the parent company of Pizza Hut, and Home Depot over unauthorized use of songs in a commercial for each respective company.
According to Bloomberg, The Black Keys filed the suit against the companies in Los Angeles yesterday, alleging Home Depot used "Lonely Boy" and Pizza Hut used "Gold on the Ceiling" without their permission.
The use of the songs was “a brazen and improper effort to capitalize on plaintiffs’ hard-earned success,” lawyers for The Black Keys said in the complaints.
A spokesman for Home Depot said the company hasn’t seen the complaint but that the Atlanta-based company takes “intellectual property very seriously,” while his counterpart at Yum Brand Inc., didn’t respond.
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