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Pizza Hut and Home Depot Respond to Black Keys Lawsuit

Companies deny improperly using band's songs in their ads

The Black Keys perform as part of Lollapalooza 2012 at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois on August 3rd, 2012.
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August 18, 2012 11:59 AM ET

Pizza Hut and the Home Depot have responded to a lawsuit brought against them by the Black Keys by denying the band's claims, the Associated Press reports

In late June, the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, along with producer Danger Mouse, filed lawsuits in Los Angeles claiming that the two companies had used their songs in ads without permission. They alleged that "Lonely Boy" was used in a Home Depot commercial for power tools, and that Pizza Hut used "Gold on the Ceiling" in an ad for Cheesy Bites.

Attorneys for the two companies filed court documents on Thursday and Friday denying that their ads improperly used the music. Both companies are also requesting that the Black Keys cover their attorney fees if the band loses the case. 

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