The Black Keys have filed a lawsuit against the owners of a Louisiana casino claiming the company knocked off their song "Howlin' For You" in a recent ad. The suit was filed in a New York court against Pinnacle Entertainment, owners of L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles and Manhattan Production Music.
The Nashville rockers say that a 2012 ad for the casino uses a re-recorded version of their track, produced illegally by the latter subsidiary. The controversy first arose after a fan pointed out the similarity via Twitter.
Pinnacle denied any wrong doing at the time:
"We bought a licensed musical interpretation of the song," later amending that statement to say that they bought "a licensed track inspired by 'Howlin' for You' by the Black Keys."
The band, however, claims that the casino has committed "blatant and purposeful infringement."
This isn't the first time the band has went into a legal dispute over the use of their work in commercials. In 2012 they sued both Home Depot and Pizza Hut for infringement, those lawsuits both ended with settlements.
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