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Daryl Hall obtains restraining order against John Oates in Hall & Oates’ legal battle


Hall & Oates are embroiled in a secret legal battle that has led to Daryl Hall obtaining a restraining order against his former music partner John Oates.

Little information about the case is public because court documents are sealed, but court records show Hall filed an undisclosed complaint against Oates on Nov. 16 and requested a temporary restraining order, Philadelphia magazine reported. . The next day, the court officially issued a temporary restraining order effective November 30.

Nashville Court of Chancery confirms existence of case Variationbut declined to comment further as the case was sealed.

As TMZ points out, Hall disparaged Oates on Bill Maher’s “Club Random” podcast last year, saying: “You think John Oates is my partner? … He’s my business partner. He’s not my creative partner.” .”

He continued, “John and I are brothers, but we are not creative brothers. We are business partners. “We did the Hall & Oates albums together, but we always stayed very apart, and that’s a really important thing to me.”

Hall then continued to diminish the collaborative aspect of Hall & Oates, using the duo’s 1980 No. 1 hit “Kiss on My List” as an example of their apparent creative divergence. “I’ve done it all [harmonies]” Hall said. “That’s all.” Oates is not credited as a songwriter on “Kiss on My List” but is listed as a co-producer with Hall.

Hall & Oates met in 1967, formed the duo three years later and have released 18 studio albums since their 1972 debut album “Whole Oats.” The pop-R&B duo has six No. 1 singles, including “Maneater,” “Rich Girl” and “Out of Touch.” Hall & Oates have toured together as recently as October 2022 and released their last studio album, “Home for Christmas” in 2006. Both Hall and Oates have solo recording careers and have toured separately over the years, but the duo has never officially toured. we broke up.


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