The band The Black Keys is suing Pizza Hut over a Cheesy Bites Pizza commercial. The band claims that Pizza Hut used their song “Gold on The Ceiling” in the mouth-watering commercial, and they want some “dough” for the unauthorized use.
The music in the commercial does sound similar, but a lot of songs share similar background music. The band, along with the song’s producer Danger Mouse, filed the lawsuit on June 22, 2012.
This group has been in the headlines a lot lately, as they just can’t seem to say anything nice about anyone. According to the Huffington Post, they called Nickelback’s music “watered-down, post-grunge crap.” Ouch! They also publicly dropped the f-bomb regarding “Van Halen’s decision to tour without bassist Michael Anthony.” Thinking it is one thing, saying it publicly doesn’t sound very smart.
Fans of the band agree that Pizza Hut is in the wrong, and have been uploading videos to YouTube in support of the Pizza Hut lawsuit. See one fan’s video here, uploading in April, which has close to 10,000 views.
Also worth noting is that The Black Keys is also suing Home Depot for the same reason, unauthorized use of one of their songs. The band claims that Home Depot used “Lonely Boy” in a commercial for power tools.
Is this a money hungry suing spree of a cheesy band looking for free gold, or does the band actually have a good reason to sue two huge companies? Be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts on the matter and/or the band.