The Black Keys have shown just how cocky they really are by filing suit against Home Depot and Pizza Hut. They claim the two brands have been ripping off their music. The federal lawsuits say that Home Depot used elements of “Lonely Boy” without the band’s permission to sell power tools. They also say that Pizza Hut used “Gold on the Ceiling” to sell a new line of pizza bites. The suit asks for $75,000 apiece and an order to stop the commercials. Both Home Depot and Pizza Hut deflected comments, simply saying they respect intellectual property rights.
New guitar app
Slash shows off his new guitar application
Slash has teamed up with IK Multimedia to produce a guitar rig simulator that allows you to plug your guitar into your mobile device or desktop computer and use a ton of different Slash-style effects and amp-simulators. Slash says that he got the idea when he was on the road trying to come up with new riffs and he wanted something mobile to help with that. Marilyn Manson continues his acting career.
Manson stars in TV show
Next on his casting call is staring as himself in an episode of Showtime’s “Californication.” One of the characters meets up with Manson at a house party thrown by a rock star. The next season premiers early next year.
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