Rock group sues L'auberge over alleged music infringement - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Rock group sues L'auberge over alleged music infringement

The popular rock band, the Black Keys, is alleging that L'auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles in a September advertisement used a "substantially similar" track to the group's hit "Howlin' for You."

According to a copyrighted article in Rolling Stone, the group filed suit in federal court in New York against Pinnacle Entertainment in addition to Manhattan Production Music, an advertising music production company, over the advertisement.

The magazine reports that in the group's suit, the Black Keys claim "blatant and purposeful infringement" of their copyrighted hit song.

The group is also alleging that Pinnacle used "infringing music" in an advertisement for another casino, according to the magazine.

Kerry Andersen, L'auberge spokesperson, told KPLC on Monday that it is Pinnacle's policy not to comment on pending litigation.

The Black Keys, an award-winning band from Ohio, is made up of two members, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney.

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