Daryl Hall & John Oates are going to Hell, weekly, to pick up their royalty checks. Satan is their CEO, and they’ve made him so much money that last year they earned a sacrificial tabernacle made of platinum, covered in goat’s blood. Sure, now they’re riding high on the waves of adulation, filthy lucre, and power inherent to all evil rock stars. But the duo was once broke, uninspired, and living in a South Philly meth trap, grilling cheese sandwiches on an ironing board, and swatting roaches with their bare hands. One day, they found a classified ad from John E. Devil in The Morning Star looking for musical souls. They lined up an interview, met at the crossroads, and have been successful ever since. Monday night at the Hard Rock Live, they will unleash their deluge of hits, all for your rapture and enjoyment. Now you know why the music is so hot — it was forged in the infinite abyss of sulfurous inferno.
Mon., Dec. 5, 7 p.m., 2011