Soul veteran Daryl Hall is hoping to turn his New York restaurant into a summer concert venue after submitting construction plans to build an outdoor stage.
The Hall & Oates star opened Daryl's House in Pawling in 2014 as an eatery and live music spot, and now he wants to add an outdoor element to the hangout so more than 1,000 people can catch shows on the lawn outside.
Local authorities are currently reviewing the plans, but that hasn't stopped Hall from lining up his first outdoor performers in Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings for 27 May (16), reports The Poughkeepsie Journal.
Hall, who lives in nearby Sherman, Connecticut, uses the restaurant as the setting for his TV music show Live From Daryl's House, where he jams with famous friends and up-and-coming artists.
Soul Icon Daryl Hall Is Reportedly Heading For Divorce.
The Hall & Oates singer's wife, Amanda Aspinall, recently filed papers in a Connecticut court to end their marriage, according to the New York Post.
They have no children together, but Aspinall's two children from a previous relationship, March and Orson, lived with the couple at its Connecticut estate. March even appeared on Hall's 2011 album, Laughing Down Crying.
Aspinall, the daughter of late British gambling tycoon and zoo owner John Aspinall, was Hall's second wife - he was previously married to Bryna Lublin from 1969 to 1972. He also enjoyed a relationship with songwriter Sara Allen for over 30 years before their split in 2001.
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'Maneater', 'Out of Touch', 'Rich Girl', 'Kiss on My List', 'Private Eyes', 'I Can't Go for That' - with such astounding number one hits and many further top forty singles, its no wonder that Hall And Oates are considered the most accomplished musical duo in the world. With multiple sell-out world tours, Daryl Hall and John Oates have delighted fans across the world while live in concert. But there is one place that they never quite managed to get to, and that was Dublin.
Daryl Hall is suing the bosses of the production company behind his Tv show Live From Daryl's House for expenses he incurred while performing at the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California last year (14).
In legal documents obtained by Tmz.com, Hall claims he was lured into appearing with his band on the You Make My Dreams Come True float at the 2014 New Year's Day parade.
According to the lawsuit, executives at Rural Media Group promised to reimburse him for all expenses connected with the appearance, but they haven't paid up.
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Legendary 80s band Hall & Oates, Daryl Hall & John Oates, depart The Merrion Hotel by the front door after the rear exit was blocked by a burnt-out van attended by Garda and the fire brigade - Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday 16th July 2014
Hall & Oates star Daryl Hall struggled to deal with the death of his longtime collaborator Tom 'T-BONE' WOLK in 2010 because the tragedy occurred as they were working on his latest album.
Bassist Wolk passed away at the age of 58 after suffering a heart attack, and rocker Hall paid an emotional tribute to his friend.
He now reveals Wolk's death affected him profoundly and even changed the way he tackled recording sessions for 2011's Laughing Down Crying.
Hall tells Britain's Sunday Express, "My best friend died in the first week of the production of the album; one of my closest collaborators died suddenly and that affected the way I approach music."
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Daryl Hall is set to ring in the New Year in star-studded style with an Internet concert to remember.
The Hall & Oates star's Live from Daryl's House: A New Year's Eve Special will feature performances from Rob Thomas, soul legend Smokey Robinson, Todd Rundgren, Sharon Jones and former Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump, among others.
The show will also be broadcast on Chicago TV station WGN America.
HALL & OATES star Daryl Hall has paid tribute to longtime collaborator TOM 'T-BONE' WOLK, who died on Saturday night (27Feb10).
Bassist Wolk passed away after suffering an apparent heart attack - just days before he was scheduled to join the duo for an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Monday (01Mar10).
And rocker Hall insists he's devastated by the tragedy.
He says in a statement, "To say that I am shocked is the ultimate understatement. T-Bone was my musical brother and losing him is like losing my right hand. It's not if I will go on, but how. T-Bone was one of the most sensitive and good human beings that I have ever known. And, I can truly say that I loved him."
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Wolk, 58, played bass for Hall & Oates for almost 30 years and was due to join the duo for an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Monday (01Mar10).
He recorded with Bette Midler, Carly Simon, Elvis Costello and Billy Joel and also played bass on Kurtis Blow's rap classic These Are the Breaks, according to Billboard.com.
In their suit, which was filed in Manhattan's state Supreme Court in New York, Hall and Oates claim an unidentified singer/songwriter used Maneater in a 2006 recording without their knowledge.
The duo insists Warner/Chappell Music Inc. breached its publishing contract with them by refusing to sue for copyright infringement.
Hall and Oates are seeking unspecified money damages.
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Singer/songwriter Daryl Hall has launched a bitter tirade against the music industry - branding the business "corrupt".
The 61-year-old shot to fame in the late 1970s as one half of music duo Hall + Oates, and has since found success as a solo artist, but his long-running career has left him wary of showbusiness and music executives.
Hall insists his life was made miserable by "asshole A+R people" and "media bulls**t" and is embracing the digital age, as he believes modern technology will give artists more freedom from the music industry hierarchy.
He says, "I think it's a really interesting time to be in the world of music because I have always hated the establishment. I dealt with it my whole f**king career and I hated it - all that bulls**t that is really irrelevant to creativity.
"Kissing the arse of f**king programme directors at radio stations and trying to please asshole A+R people at record companies, none of whom know anything. They're all corrupt jerk-offs - every one of them.
"And dealing with pompous know-nothing journalists, who have a mixture of cynicism and naivety - a lethal concoction."