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John Oates talks about how out of touch he and Daryl Hall are now
May 17th, 2024 under Hall & Oates. [ Comments: none ]

For 30 years, Daryl Hall and John Oates made beautiful music together. But for the last 20 years, they have been saying I can’t go for that to the other one.

So, last year, Oates decided he wanted to sell his half of Hall & Oates, and Hall filed a restraining order against his singing partner. And the fans were like, say isn’t so.

Since then, neither man has really talked about their failed music marriage. But in recent weeks, Hall broke his silence and said they had not worked together creatively in over 20 years.

Today, Oates spoke to Michael Strahan on Good Morning America. “We never really had a lot of disagreements. But then again, we really didn’t talk to each other very much,” he explained. “Over the past 20 years, we’d show up at a show individually, walk on stage, play, and then we’d go our separate ways. It really wasn’t as tight as people might, you know, would like to imagine in their kind of a fantasy imagination of our relationship.”

Oates also said that even though they were a duo, they were both individuals as musicians. And now they are going their separate ways because Hall & Oates is out of touch and out of time.

Even though it seems like there is ill will between them, Oates’ message to his former bandmate was not that. “I love you like a brother if I’m talking to him directly,” he said. “But you know what? Brothers have disagreements. Families grow apart. I would say, ‘I wish him the best. I hope that he has everything he wants in life. And that he can pursue his dream of being a respected solo artist.’ Which I believe is something that he’s always wanted.”

And now they are both getting it. Oates released his eighth solo album this week.

When it comes to if I am Team Hall or Team Oates, I am Team Oates. I just feel that Hall screwed him over when it comes to terminating their partnership.


It is so, Hall & Oates are done
May 3rd, 2024 under Hall & Oates. [ Comments: none ]

Last year, Daryl Hall filed a restraining order against John Oates, and we wondered if the duo were going solo permanently.

Today, Hall confirmed their split to Variety. “I don’t know, man — all I can say is people change and sometimes you don’t really know someone like you thought you did. Difficulties can be made from things that aren’t difficult, and then it goes to a place where it can never come back from,” the singer said. “It’s unfortunate and untimely, but some things just change. People rewrite history and harbor thoughts you had no idea about.”

While the news is a surprise to us, Hall & Oates’ termination has been a quarter of a century in the making. Hall says they have not done anything creatively together for 25 years, and all they were doing was going through the motions when they were performing live.

In other words, they spent half of their partnership faking it for us. And for that, I say thank you. Because I am grateful I went to one of their concerts. Even if they sing Private Eyes.


Will John Oates ever tour with Daryl Hall again?
December 15th, 2023 under Hall & Oates. [ Comments: none ]

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A few weeks ago, the Rock world was rocked when it was revealed that Daryl Hall got a restraining order against John Oates. Hall is suing because he doesn’t want Oates to sell his share of a Hall & Oates business partnership without Hall’s permission.

So, is that the end of Hall & Oates? Entertainment Weekly interviewed Oates after his elimination on The Masked Singer and asked him if he will tour with his partner of over 50 years. The guitarist told them, “Oh, you know what, I never say never to anything. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I just want, right now, I’m focused on where I am in life and leading the best life I can and moving forward.”

There you have it. We don’t know. Because he doesn’t know. And that is sad,

Although, I side with Hall on the lawsuit because every time I hear their music in a commercial, it pisses me off. That is because their songs are better than that.


Daryl Hall can’t go for that from John Oates
November 22nd, 2023 under Hall & Oates. [ Comments: none ]

I woke up to some sad news today. Daryl Hall and John Oates are fighting. Things have gotten so bad between them that Hall is suing Oates and asked for a temporary restraining order against his former duet partner.

However, no one knows what the case is about because it is sealed at the Nashville Chancery Court. But TMZ thinks it has something to do with breach of contract.

If these two can’t make it work after 55 years, what chance do the rest of us have?


How will John Oates react to not reacting to Hall & Oates songs?
April 13th, 2021 under Hall & Oates. [ Comments: none ]

If you are on TikTok, then you have most likely seen Montana Black and the Uglee Gang trying not to react to catchy songs. Something that is very hard for the three men not to do because they are always ready to get down, get down.

One of their videos was just songs from Hall & Oates. That short made its way to the better half of the duo and John Oates just had to do a duet with it.

Who will be the first to react to the tunes? All four of them reacted at the same time because you can’t not sing and dance to their music. Although, I would have started singing and dancing sooner if they Private Eyes, Out of Touch, or Method of Modern Love in the mix. Which songs would have had you moving in your chair?


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