Black Keys File Lawsuit Against Pizza Hut, Home Depot

The Black Keys have filed a lawsuit against Pizza Hut and Home Depot, saying the respective companies have used their tunes in ads without getting the band's permission.

The lawsuit maintains that Pizza Hut used the song "Gold On The Ceiling" (Check out the video below) and Home Depot used "Lonely Boy" from 2011's El Camino (buy on iTunes (opens in new tab)).

MusicWeek.com reports that a lawyer for the band said the commercials were a "brazen and improper effort to capitalize on the plaintiffs' hard-earned success."

The lawyer also claims the band made both companies aware of the unlicensed use of their songs last month, but neither company has taken any action.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.