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Daryl Hall gets restraining order against John Oates

I've always been a huge fan of these two, except for the fact that their music sucks. Don't believe me...I want to vomit every time I hear

Daryl Hall gets restraining order against John Oates in shocking legal battle

By Samantha Ibrahim and for Stephanie Webber, NY Post

Published Nov. 22, 2023,

Daryl Hall — one half of beloved ’70s pop duo Hall & Oates — is suing his former music partner, John Oates, The Post can confirm.

Hall, 77, filed the lawsuit on Nov. 16 in Nashville, Tennessee, according to court records viewed by The Post.

The rock star and his organization, the Daryl Hall Revocable Trust, is also suing Oates’ trust, the John W. Oates TISA Trust and its co-trustees in Davidson County Chancery Court.

The documents are labeled as relating to a “contract/debt” suit and are currently sealed.

The following day, the court officially issued a temporary restraining order, to begin Nov. 30.

The Post has reached out to both Hall’s and Oates’ reps for comment.

Fans took to social media to express their disbelief over the news, with one writing: “Daryl Hall is suing John Oates. The documents are sealed so we don’t know why yet. But I’m suddenly depressed.”

“Say it ain’t so?? My favorite artists of all time,” another fan interjected.

A third added: “Oh my god … Daryl Hall is suing John Oates … what is happening.”

Hall and Oates first met while attending Temple University in Philadelphia in 1967, and played together at a sold-out show in Madison Square Garden in February 2020.

Ahead of their concert, the men spoke to The Post’s Chuck Arnold — separately.

And, surprisingly, the pair claimed they never fought before.

“No. John and I never fight,” Hall told The Post when asked if they ever argued over a song. “We’ve never had a real fight since we’ve known each other — and that’s since we were kids, teenagers. We just know to deal with each other. That’s why we’re still together.”

Oates, for his part, added in his own interview: “The fact that Daryl and I are still friends, that he and I still get along — it’s a miracle. But we do.”

During their heyday between 1974 and 1991, Hall & Oates released hits such as “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes” and “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do).”

In 2003, the band was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They were officially sworn into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

Hall & Oates have scored five Grammy nominations over the course of their career and have eight platinum albums together. They last played at the Jones Beach Theatre in 2021.

Last year, Hall revealed that the pair would no longer be making music together.

“I don’t have any plans to work with John. I mean, whatever. Time will tell,” he explained to the Los Angeles Times. While they had been recording together “before the pandemic,” he noted that “perceptions changed.”

“Life changed, everything changed,” Hall continued. “I’m more interested in pursuing my own world. And so is John.”

“That takes me back to what I was saying about duos. I had to say, ‘And so is John.’ I couldn’t just say what I think, I had to add what he thinks. That’s the f – – ked-up part of being a duo.”

Hall also appeared to publicly disparage Oates, during an appearance on Bill Maher’s “Club Random” podcast.

“You think John Oates is my partner? … He’s my business partner,” he said in September 2022. “He’s not my creative partner.”

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