NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 02: (L-R) Daryl Hall and John Oates of Hall & Oates perform at the Ryman Auditorium on June 2, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

We are as shocked as you are! When the news of a Hall & Oates meltdown happened over the holiday weekend, we all said Say It Isn’t So. (Please tell me you got that clever tie in.)

Daryl Hall Restraining Order-What We Know

Over the long holiday weekend, it was reported that the iconic 1980’s star Daryl Hall filed a restraining order against his long time business partner John Oates. 

Daryl Hall in talking on a podcast, reportedly said that John Oates is his BUSINESS partner and NOT his creative partner. Reportedly, Hall is part of a business deal co-owned by Oates and others. Oates reportedly wants to SELL his part of the joint venture. Hall says, I Can’t Go For That, saying that selling would violate the agreement.

According to AP News:

A Nashville chancery court judge issued the temporary restraining order on Nov. 16, writing that Oates and others involved in his trust can’t move to close the sale of their share of Whole Oats Enterprises LLP to Primary Wave IP Investment Management LLC until an arbitrator in a separately filed case weighs in on the deal, or until the judge’s order expires — typically within 15 days, unless a judge extends the deadline.

Not My Creative Partner

Daryl Hall on a Bill Maher podcast called Club Random with Bill Marr shares his feelings for his former longtime creative partner:

“John and I are brothers, but we are not creative brothers. We made records called Hall & Oates together, but we’ve always been very separate, and that’s a really important thing for me.” reported that back in March of 2022, Hall was pretty uncertain on whether they would create music together again:  I don’t have any plans to work with John. I mean, whatever. Time will tell,” he told The Los Angeles Times.

We have known for quite some time that the Hall & Oates, means NO Oates. It’s more like Hall and NOATES. But a restraining order?

They have lost that lovin’ feeling.

What are some other famous breakups, like the Hall & Oates meltdown?

  • Thanks Yoko

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    This is by far the MOST FAMOUS breakup. Recently, even Paul McCartney admitted the band didn’t like having John Lennon’s then girlfriend/wife, Yoko Ono around while recording. They didn’t say that was the reason of the Beatles eventual breakup. But was it?

  • Van Halen


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    David Lee Roth was uncomfortable with the band pulling away from their rock roots. Eddie Van Halen was concerned with Roth becoming TOO focused on a solo career, both which may have contributed to the breakup. In recent years, even the son of Eddie, Wolf Van Halen blamed DLR for band drama, in trying to hold a tribute concert for his father, who passed away in 2020.

  • Fleetwood Mac


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    It seems that they were like Ross and Rachel: ALWAYS on a “break.”

    Rolling Stone said: Determining a single accurate breakup date for Fleetwood Mac isn’t easy. The band spent its entire 50 year career in a state of perpetual dissolution. Even before they hit it big in the mid-Seventies, they’d jettisoned Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, Jeremy Spencer, and Bob Welch.

  • The Eagles?

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    Yes, The EAGLES broke up around 1980, after a almost famous, on-stage fight. But they seemed to reunite in 1994 for a Hell Freezes Over tour. Of course, they are back touring today.

  • Journey-Steve Perry


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    Unlike Van Halen, and The Beatles, Journey had a tougher time recovering from this massive loss, in losing lead singer Steve Perry. Perry left the band in 1987, basically because the others were always disagreeing according to some sources.

    Thanks to the miracle of You Tube, Journey member Neil Schon caught the singing performance of a young singer from the Phillippines named Arnel Pineda, who sounded enough like Steve Perry, that the band asked him to audition. He was announced as the new lead singer of Journey on December 5, 2007.

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