Daryl Hall admitted he’s not averse to selling his song catalogue like many of his rock legend peers have been doing over the past few years. Hall is on the road this month with special guest Todd Rundgren in support of his new solo compilation, BeforeAfter, and has just rolled a trio of Hall & Oates dates set for the fall.
We caught up with Hall and asked him if he’s been approached about selling his publishing catalogue, which includes countless radio staples, such as “Rich Girl,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Private Eyes,” “Out Of Touch,” “Sara Smile,” “One On One,” “Kiss On My List,” “Everytime You Go Away,” among many, many more: “Not really — yes and no — but, I have an open mind about it all. I’m not against it, but I think it’s one of those things that you have to know what you’re walking into when you do it. Because it’s one’s work and life — you give it to somebody else; it’s theirs. It’s not yours anymore. Everybody’s motivated by different things. Some people are motivated any dollar signs. Y’know, like, ‘Wo — I can get all this money — ahhh’ — and they don’t think much past that. But there are other people, hopefully, who think it through.”
JUST ANNOUNCED: Daryl Hall & John Oates tour dates (subject to change):
September 1 – Canandaigua, NY – CMAC Performing Arts Center
October 20 – Sparks, NV – John Ascuagas Nugget
October 22 – Laughlin, NV – Laughlin Event Center