The Black Keys have sued Home Depot, Pizza Hut and Pizza Hut's ad agency, claiming that the companies used the band's songs without permission, Bloomberg.com reports.
The band alleges that Home Depot used parts of their hit "Lonely Boy" in a power tools commercial, while Pizza Hut used parts of another hit, "Gold on the Ceiling," in a commercial for its Cheesy Bites Pizza. Both songs appear on the band's 2011 album El Camino , and the songs' co-producer and co-writer Danger Mouse is also suing.
“We haven’t seen the complaint but we take intellectual property very seriously,” a spokesman for Home Depot told Bloomberg. Spokespersons for Pizza Hut and its ad agency did not respond to Bloomberg's request for comment.
According to the suits, which were filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, the band last month requested that the companies stop running the ads with their songs in them.
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