The Black Keys
are suing mainstream retail chains for allegedly using their music without permission, but fans can rejoice at news that the band is set to record a new album next month.
The band say Pizza Hut
used "significant portions
" of "Gold On The Ceiling
" in an ad for Cheesy Bites Pizza whilst Home Depot used "Lonely Boy
" in an commercial for power tools, according to NME
Their lawyers say it was "a brazen and improper effort to capitalise on [the] plaintiffs' hard-earned success.
" It's a surprise we half expected them to say the Pizza Hut ad just came across as too cheesy.
Drummer Patrick Carney
also had his trademark biting comments for other musicians, this time for Black Sabbath
and Van Halen
"I love Black Sabbath, but I don't know if I'd want to watch Black Sabbath without Bill Ward,
" Carney told Rolling Stone
. "I have no interest in seeing bands with partial lineups.
"I just saw Van Halen without Michael Anthony. I'm not a very big Van Halen fan but it was such a fking bummer. Like what the fk is the point? I mean, sure, Eddie Van Halen's son is a pretty good bass player and he's a 20-year-old kid and that's cool, but like, what the fk is that? That's fking retarded.
Meanwhile, drummer Patrick Carnay has confirmed that the band will re-enter the studio in July, with the record set for release in 2013.