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Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): John Oates, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Faces + others

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): John Oates, Led Zeppelin, Yes, Faces + others

This Best of 2015 list focuses on those revelatory moments, those times when a shard of pristine insight cuts through the clutter of expectation and then memory.

John Oates has never abandoned Hall and Oates’ classic Luncheonette: ‘The best album we ever made’

John Oates has never abandoned Hall and Oates’ classic Luncheonette: ‘The best album we ever made’

The rootsy realism of Hall and Oates’ ‘Abandoned Luncheonette,’ released on Nov. 3, 1973, is a source of inspiration for John Oates, too.

Hall and Oates’ Big Bam Boom was sparked by moment of experimentation: ‘I was just fooling around with it’

Hall and Oates’ Big Bam Boom was sparked by moment of experimentation: ‘I was just fooling around with it’

John Oates accidentally found a new sound that helped shape the lead single from Hall and Oates’ ‘Big Bam Boom,’ released on October 12, 1984.

Restless Hall and Oates weren’t content with success of Bigger Than Both of Us

Restless Hall and Oates weren’t content with success of Bigger Than Both of Us

Hall and Oates scored their first No. 1 song in the summer of 1976. John Oates tells us why they refused to stand pat after that.

What’s John Oates’ favorite Daryl Hall song?: ‘It’s so interesting musically’

What’s John Oates’ favorite Daryl Hall song?: ‘It’s so interesting musically’

Hall and Oates’ ‘Along the Red Ledge,’ released on August 21, 1978, produced a track by Daryl Hall that John Oates says is his favorite.

Hall and Oates honored heroes on Live Aid’s worldwide stage: ‘We really did come full circle’

Hall and Oates honored heroes on Live Aid’s worldwide stage: ‘We really did come full circle’

Live Aid, held on July 13, 1985, was more than a great cause for Hall and Oates. It was, as John Oates tells us, a chance to “come full circle.”

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): Rolling Stones, John Oates, Yes + others

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2015 (Reissues + Live): Rolling Stones, John Oates, Yes + others

This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Emerson Lake and Palmer, Gov’t Mule, Jeff Beck, Lead Belly, the Knack and the Staple Singers.

Hall and Oates were reinvigorated by a down period: ‘We revamped our entire approach’

Hall and Oates were reinvigorated by a down period: ‘We revamped our entire approach’

Once on a seemingly unstoppable roll, Hall and Oates became mired in a lengthy dry spell. John Oates says it’s the best thing that could have happened.

John Oates on the thing he hates most about Hall and Oates: ‘Just be totally objective about it’

John Oates on the thing he hates most about Hall and Oates: ‘Just be totally objective about it’

Everyone, no matter their stature, can find themselves regretting a few things – and John Oates of Hall and Oates is no different.

For John Oates, picking a favorite Hall and Oates song isn’t easy: ‘There’s so many — thank God’

For John Oates, picking a favorite Hall and Oates song isn’t easy: ‘There’s so many — thank God’

John Oates struggles to select a single Hall and Oates moment, finally settling on three from a career marked as much by diversity as longevity.

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