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The Black Keys are howlin' mad. The Ohio duo is suing Pinnacle Entertainment for allegedly using their song "Howlin' for You" in commercials for two of the company's casinos in Louisiana, Rolling Stone reports. The lawsuit was filed in New York federal court and also names Manhattan Production Music, which makes music for commercial advertising. According to the report, the Black Keys allege that music "substantially similar" to "Howlin' for You" was featured in a spot for the L'Auberge Casino. The suit also claims Pinnacle used "infringing music" in a commercial for another casino. Last November, the Black Keys settled its lawsuits against Pizza »
New York — The Black Keys are remaining vigilant when it comes to sound-a-like songs.
The Nashville duo is suing Pinnacle Entertainment in New York federal court. Drummer Patrick Carney and singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach say the casino owner commissioned a song that sounds like their hit "Howlin' For You" for a commercial advertising two of its Louisiana properties. They are asking a judge for an injunction and compensation.
"The experts confirmed that this was copyright infringement," the band said in a statement Wednesday to The Associated Press.
The Keys recently settled lawsuits against Pizza Hut and Home Depot over similar charges of copying the songs "Lonely Boy" and "Gold on the Ceiling." Terms of those settlements were not released.
The Keys are up for five trophies at next month's Grammy Awards and Auerbach also has been nominated for producer of the year.
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