Mick Rock/Wolfson EntertainmentOver the years, bands have had streets, animals and stars named after them, but when a couple of fans decided to form a Super PAC and name it after Hall & Oates, the duo said "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)."
According to the New York Observer, the "Hall and Oates Fans for America Super PAC" was formed by some friends in Atlanta, and was officially recognized by the Federal Election Commission. Despite the fact that the creators claim they launched the project as a joke and had only planned to make parody videos under the name, not raise any money for political causes, Daryl Hall and John Oates fought back.
A statement from the duo's manager provided to ABC News Radio says that the band's reps are "pleased to report that the group’s concerns regarding the unauthorized use of their names for fundraising purposes by the Super PAC have been amicably resolved and that the Super PAC is being dissolved by the founders." The statement adds that no funds were ever raised by the PAC.
As for why the duo took offense, the statement explains, "Daryl Hall and John Oates recognize the personal viewpoints of their fans cross all political spectrums and are honored to be supported by their fans everywhere regardless of political affiliation."
The PAC's founder told The New York Observer that he and his friends were drunk when they came up with the concept, they had no political agenda, and they only chose the name because, he says, it was "as bipartisan a name that any American could support as there could be.”
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