Black Keys Sue Pizza Hut & Home Depot

 

No truth to the rumor
that rancid anchovies or defective mini-blinds were involved, however…

 

By Perez Mills

 

Both Home Depot and Pizza Hut (as parent company Yum! Brands
Inc. have been sued by the Black Keys, who allege unauthorized use of the band’s
songs, reports Bloomberg. Yesterday in Los Angeles federal court lawyers
for the Keys and Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse, who produced the El Camino album) cited “a brazen and
improper effort to capitalize on plaintiffs’ hard-earned success” on the part
of Home Depot (parts of “Lonely Boys” appearing in a commercial for Ryobi power
tools) and Pizza Hut (“Gold on the Ceiling,” in a Cheesy Bites Pizza ad. Apparently
the group initially sent letters to the two companies in May asking that they
stop running the ads.

 

Pizza Hut has not issued a statement yet, while Home Depot
commented, “We haven’t seen the complaint but we take intellectual property
very seriously.”

 

Ya better take it seriously, bee-atch!

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