Black Keys Settle Home Depot, Pizza Hut Lawsuit
The Black Keys have reached a settlement in their copyright infringement lawsuit against Home Depot and Pizza Hut, The Associated Press reports.
According to the AP, the band's lawyers told a Los Angeles-based federal judge that the group had settled with Pizza Hut on Monday and with Home Depot last month. No terms of the settlements were disclosed.
An attorney for the Black Keys declined comment when reached by The Hollywood Reporter.
The band consisting of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney sued the companies in June, alleging misuse of the hit songs "Lonely Boy" in a Home Depot commercial promoting power tools and "Gold on the Ceiling" in a Pizza Hut spot. The tracks appeared on the Keys' most recent album, El Camino, which has sold more than one million copies since it dropped last year.
Auerbach and Carney sought unspecified damages upward of $75,000 each as well as an order blocking the songs' continued use in the ads, which included no vocals. Brian Burton, the musician known as "Danger Mouse," also sued the home-repair chain and the pizza purveyor.
Formal dismissals are expected to be filed in January, according to the AP, citing court documents.