The Black Keys are remaining vigilant with regards 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 inside a statement Wednesday for the Related Press.
The Keys lately settled lawsuits against Pizza Hut and House Depot above similar charges of copying the songs “Lonely Boy” and “Gold about the Ceiling.” Terms of those settlements had been not released.
The Keys are up for 5 trophies at subsequent month’s Grammy Awards and Auerbach also has been nominated for producer in the year.