The Black Keys
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.
Congrats are in order for the Black Keys, and in particular the band's singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach, who had his name mentioned six times when the 2013 Grammy nominations were revealed Wednesday night (Dec. 5). He tied with fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean and Kanye West for the most nominations of the evening.
Foo Fighters and the Black Keys are among the acts who will be playing the Global Festival on Sept. 29 in New York City's Central Park. The two rock groups will be joined by Band of Horses, K'naan and classic rock legend Neil Young at the massive concert, which aims to help spread awareness and raise funds for the global epidemic of poverty.
Although MTV has been taken over by ‘Jersey Shore’ and ‘Teen Mom,’ the ‘M’ once stood for music and the 2012 VMA Nominations honoring the best in video making are in.
After years of holding out, the Black Keys finally saw the benefits of commercial usage when their single 'Tighten Up' blew up after being featured in a number of TV ads. But just because they said okay once before does not mean it's a free-for-all, and the group is now taking legal action on both Home Depot and Pizza Hut.
If there's one thing to say about the Black Keys' Patrick Carney, he doesn't pull punches when talking about other bands. In a new interview, the ever-candid drummer gives an outline for the Akron, Ohio, duo's next album and slams "reunion tours" that have missing pieces, specifically Black Sabbath and Van Halen.