In late April, the music site Stereogum wrote a post titled, “Does this Pizza Hut commercial rip off Black Keys?”
Many commenters on the site thought so, and now we know the band does too.
The Pizza Hut commercial allegedly used “Gold on the Ceiling” for a Cheesy Bites Pizza ad, according to Bloomberg, and Home Depot allegedly used “Lonely Boy” to sell power tools.
Both songs are from the band’s seventh album “El Camino. “
Brian Burton, a.k.a. Danger Mouse, is also named as a plaintiff, according to Bloomberg. He is credited as a songwriter and co-producer on “El Camino.”
A Home Depot spokesman told Bloomberg they haven’t seen the case and Yum Brands didn’t comment.