The Black Keys sue Pizza Hut

The duo are also taking action against Home Depot for allegedly using their music without permission

The Black Keys are suing both Pizza Hut and DIY store Home Depot for allegedly using songs from their most recent album, ‘El Camino’, without permission.

Frontman Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, as well as producer Danger Mouse, submitted the initial proceedings yesterday (June 21) in Los Angeles, reports Bloomberg.

The duo claim that Pizza Hut and its advertising agency used “significant portions” of ‘Gold on the Ceiling’ in an ad for Cheesy Bites Pizza whilst Home Depot used the track ‘Lonely Boy’ in an advert for power tools.

The band’s lawyers have called the use of the songs “a brazen and improper effort to capitalise on [the] plaintiffs’ hard-earned success.” The Black Keys say they sent letters to both companies last month, asking them to stop showing the commercials.

Meanwhile, The Black Keys are set to release their own documentary. Noah Abrams, the director behind the yet-untitled film, has said he had no plans to shoot a straight band documentary and revealed that the movie is a “buddy movie with perhaps the greatest soundtrack of all time”.

Abrams has been on the road with the band since last summer’s sold-out ‘El Camino’ world tour dates at Manchester’s O2 Apollo.

The Black Keys will be playing this summer’s Reading and Leeds Festivals. See NME.COM/festivals/reading-and-leeds, and for more information.