Daryl Hall Files Restraining Order Against John Oates

NEW YORK -JUNE 10: Inductees Daryl Hall and John Oates attend the 35th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Marriott Marquis June 10, 2004 in New York City.
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It has been confirmed that Daryl Hall has filed a restraining order against his former music partner John Oates. The duo performed for years under the name Hall & Oates after meeting in 1967. They released 18 studio albums together and had six No. 1 hit singles including “Rich Girl.” Now, it seems their working and personal relationship has completely dissolved.

Hall has also filed a lawsuit against Oates, although very little information about any of the legal documents is publicly available. The temporary restraining order is set to begin on November 30. While we don’t know much about what the lawsuit is about, Hall spoke out against Oates on Bill Maher’s “Club Random” podcast last year.

He said, “You think John Oates is my partner? … He’s my business partner. He’s not my creative partner. John and I are brothers, but we are not creative brothers. We are business partners. We made records called Hall & Oates together, but we’ve always been very separate, and that’s a really important thing for me.”

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 22: (L-R) Musicians Daryl Hall and John Oates of the music group Hall & Oates perform on the NBC Today Show Toyota Concert Series on November 22, 2006 in New York City

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Hall also made claims that some of the creative aspects of Hall & Oates were actually all him, even though Oates is listed as a co-producer on many of the songs. This story is ongoing, so stay tuned.

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