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The Black Keys Take Legal Action Against Casino

Kevin Winter, Getty Images The Black Keys may allow some of their music to be used in commercials, but the band isn’t exactly thrilled that another company has been using a track that is similar to one of their songs. According to the Hollywood Reporter , the group has accused casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment of improper usage and has filed a lawsuit to stop it. The band charges Pinnacle with using a song that is “substantially similar” to ‘Howlin’ for You’ in their advertisements, including one spot that ran this past September. They’re claiming that Pinnacle has violated trademark law and state in the lawsuit that the company has “suggested a false designation of origin as well as making unfair competition for them.” The group also cites claims made by Pinnacle on Twitter and YouTube that the song in question was “a licensed musical interpretation.” This isn’t the first time the Black Keys have taken legal action against improper usage of their music. Just last year the band filed a lawsuit and eventually settled for an undisclosed amount after both Pizza Hut and Home Depot aired commercials with material similar to the band’s songs without permission. The legal action isn’t holding up the Black Keys from keeping busy. The band reportedly ducked into the studio earlier this month to begin coming up with music for their next album. The disc will be the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated ‘El Camino’ album. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/the-black-keys-jack-white-lead-2013-rock-grammy-nominations/” title=”Next: Black Keys Among Leading 2013 Grammy Nominees” align=”center”] ?

Daily Reload: Best Rock and Metal Albums of 2012 + More

Michael N. Todaro, Getty Images / Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com – It’s been a great year in rock music, with new discs from  Deftones , Soundgarden , Halestorm and more. Take a look at our Best Rock Albums of 2012. [ Loudwire ] – If you’re wondering where albums from metal acts like Down , Lamb of God  and Gojira rank among the year’s best, check out our list of Best Metal Albums of 2012. [ Loudwire ] – Former Queens of the Stone Age and Kyuss Lives bassist Nick Oliveri has suddenly found himself back in both band’s plans. [ Loudwire ] – Dave Grohl will be using the mic for hosting rather than singing as he launches a new radio series based on his ‘Sound City’ documentary. [ Loudwire ] – Sevendust have laid out their 2013 plans, complete with an album release date, new single announcement and a trek with Lacuna Coil  announced. [ Loudwire ] – Meshuggah are ready to pack up and cross the pond to rock the masses in 2013 with a series of North American shows. [ Rock Music Report ] – The Black Keys are no longer in a legal tussle with Pizza Hut and Home Depot. [ Diffuser.fm ] – Pussy Riot will end the year as one of the entertainers in the hunt for Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.” [ Diffuser.fm ] – Rumor has it that the Rolling Stones will welcome “Slowhand” himself, Eric Clapton , for their next London performance. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – This qualifies as a “get.” Paul McCartney will guest on the Christmas episode of ‘Saturday Night Live.’ [ Ultimate Classic Rock ]

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