The Black Keys have settled with both Pizza Hut and Home Depot over copyright infringement. As reported by Rolling Stone back in June, the duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney sued both companies, claiming that Black Keys’ songs had been used in commercials without their permission.
According to the lawsuit issued by The Black Keys, Home Depot used Lonely Boy in a power tools commercial and Pizza Hut promoted their Cheesy Bites pizza with the help of Gold on the Ceiling. In August Pizza Hut and Home Depot both denied that they had improperly used the songs in question and requested that The Black Keys cover the companies’ attorney costs should the alternative rock duo lose their case.
As things turned out, that won’t be necessary with Spinner reporting that The Black Keys settled with both companies for an undisclosed amount. Danger Mouse, who co-produced both singles along with The Black Key’s latest album El Camino, has also sued both companies. As reported by Complex, Danger Mouse has also settled for an undisclosed amount with Pizza Hut and Home Depot.