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The Things They Say 25987

19th August 2012

"I'm still waiting hopefully for the phone call to go back on the road and tour with The Kinks. I tour now, I've got a good band who I've been with for a few years....

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Ray Davies' Mic Woes At Olympics Show

17th August 2012

The Kinks rocker Ray Davies was "terrified" when his microphone broke just seconds before he was about to take to the stage at the Olympic Games closing ceremony.The veteran star was on the bill of...

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Ray Davies: Closing Ceremony Was 'Intimate'

16th August 2012

Ray Davies felt the Olympic Games closing ceremony was ''intimate.''The Kinks frontman performed his track 'Waterloo Sunset' at the Olympic stadium in London to mark the end of the event on Sunday (12.08.12), and despite...

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Nbc's Olympic Games Coverage: The Most Watched Event, Ever

14th August 2012

Nbc couldn't move for complaints over its coverage of the London Olympics this year, thankfully for the network, however, when it all came down it, they were top trumps by a considerable margin over their...

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Nbc Cuts Legendary Closing Ceremony Acts To Plug New Show

13th August 2012

For a time it seemed as if NBC had seen the error of its ways by agreeing to stream the closing ceremonies of the London Olympics live on Sunday afternoon. And then it appeared to...

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Jessie J 'Blown Away' By Closing Ceremony

13th August 2012

Jessie J admits she was ''blown away'' by the London 2012 Closing Ceremony last night (12.08.12).The 24-year-old singer performed three songs at the prestigious event at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, east London, and was...

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Emeli Sande Opens Closing Ceremony

12th August 2012

Emeli Sande opened the Closing Ceremony of the London Olympics tonight (12.08.12).The British singer performed a cover of Professor Green's 'Read All About It' as she kicked off the hugely-anticipated event in the Olympic Stadium,...

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Gary Barlow 'Determined' To Perform At Olympics Closing Ceremony

11th August 2012

Gary Barlow is ''determined'' to perform at the Olympics closing ceremony tomorrow night (10.08.12). The Take That singer has endured a tragic week after his daughter Poppy was delivered stillborn on Monday (06.08.12), but he...

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Ray Davies: 'I Struggled With Alcohol A Decade Ago'

9th August 2012

The Kinks star Ray Davies has opened up about his secret booze battle a decade ago revealing he once locked himself away and drank solidly for three weeks.The Come Dancing singer has confessed his clean-living...

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Olympics Closing Ceremony: Inside The Secret Rehearsals (Which Feature Madness)

9th August 2012

Muse are putting the finishing the touches to their rock odyssey on the stage, George Michael's in the corner doing some vocal warm-ups, Ed Sheeran's at the door trying to convince security he's not just...

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Ray Davies Pretends To Be Damon

5th August 2012

Ray Davies claims to be Damon Albarn when people recognise him in the street. The Kinks singer and guitarist tries to fool people into thinking he is actually the singer from Blur - whom he...

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Paul Weller's Challenging Tracks

21st July 2012

Paul Weller likes to challenge himself to fit an entire story into his songs. The 'That Dangerous Age' rocker has never been a fan of whole albums which explore a single concept, preferring individual tracks...

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Paul Weller's Challenging Tracks

21st July 2012

Paul Weller likes to challenge himself to fit an entire story into his songs. The 'That Dangerous Age' rocker has never been a fan of whole albums which explore a single concept, preferring individual tracks...

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Suede Play New Songs At Hop Farm

2nd July 2012

Suede debuted new material as they closed Hop Farm Festival last night (01.07.12).The 'Trash' hitmakers - who reformed in 2010 after a seven-year hiatus - interspersed a greatest hits set with two new songs, 'Sabotage',...

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Noel Gallagher Receives Godlike Genius Honour At Nme Awards

1st March 2012

Noel Gallagher received the Godlike Genius honour at the NME Awards last night (29.02.12). The Smiths legend Johnny Marr presented him with the biggest prize of the night at the ceremony in London's O2 Academy...

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Ray Davies Impressed With The Kinks' School Musical

19th December 2011

Veteran rocker Ray Davies paid a surprise visit to a U.K. village hall on Friday (16Dec11) to watch a group of children perform a musical inspired by The Kinks.The British star used the band's hits...

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Fascinating Fact 12063

13th September 2011

The Kinks star Ray Davies and former Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall will be honoured at the U.K.'s Gold Badge Awards for their contributions to the music industry. The ceremony, presented by the British Academy...

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The Kinks Hits Used In New School Play

2nd September 2011

Former The Kinks rocker Ray Davies has shunned the bright lights of London's West End theatre district and turned the band's classics into a school musical.The British star has been working on Child's Play, which...

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Bon Jovi's Marathon Hard Rock Calling Performance

26th June 2011

Bon Jovi thrilled fans with an epic three hour performance at Hard Rock Calling festival in London last night (25.06.11).The New Jersey rockers - who have revealed plans to go on hiatus after their tour...

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Ray Davies Re-thinking Sale Of Studio

7th June 2011

The Kinks frontman Ray Davies is re-thinking his decision to sell the band's studio, so he can finish his next album.The 'Lola' hitmaker bought Konk studios in London in 1971 for his band to record...

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Jack White To Go Back To School For Kinks Movie Musical?

6th June 2011

Ray Davies is campaigning for Jack White to create the soundtrack for the upcoming film version of The Kinks' Schoolboys In Disgrace album.The band's 1975 concept album is being turned into a movie and Davies...

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Ray Davies Delays Konk Sale

6th June 2011

The Kinks star Ray Davies is to postpone the sale of his fabled London recording studio Konk.The rocker was considering selling Konk for $3.2 million (£2 million) as a "development opportunity" last year (10), but...

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The Things They Say 21313

18th April 2011

"I like Beady Eye... He (Liam Gallagher) knows how to make records that sound exciting." The Kinks star Ray Davies on the current music he likes.

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The Things They Say 21309

18th April 2011

"I'm torn between selling the place and opening it up as a museum of the recording arts." The Kinks star Ray Davies can't decide what to do with his fabled London recording studio Konk.

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Ray Davies Plans To Reunite The Kinks Without His Brother

3rd March 2011

Ray Davies is considering resurrecting The Kinks without his brother.The 'Lola' singer is planning to tour with the legendary band even if his estranged brother, guitarist Dave Davies, refuses to take part.He said: "We'll do...

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Ray Davies Hospitalised For Clot In Bullet Wound

24th February 2011

THE KINKS legend RAY DAVIES is still suffering the after-effects of a shooting in 2004 - he was hospitalised last year (10) when bullet residue formed a clot in his leg.The Waterloo Sunset hitmaker was...

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Yoko Ono Leads Tributes To John Lennon

9th December 2010

Yoko Ono led tributes to John Lennon on the 30th anniversary of his death yesterday (08.12.10).The widow of the iconic 'Imagine' songwriter and peace activist wrote a heartfelt eulogy on her blog to mark 30...

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Fascinating Fact 10416

25th November 2010

Former THE KINKS star RAY DAVIES is to curate next year's (11) Meltdown festival in London. The singer will help suggest the line-up for the music event, which takes place in June (11). Previous curators...

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Davies Cancels U.s. Tour Over Health Issues

23rd November 2010

Former THE KINKS star RAY DAVIES has cancelled his U.S. tour on doctors' orders.The Lola singer was due to perform four dates, beginning with a gig in New York on Wednesday (24Nov10), but Davies has...

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The Kinks' Konk Studio Faces Closure

20th November 2010

RAY DAVIES' Konk Studios in North London are facing closure due to increasing overheads.Considered one of the last great studios in London, Konk was established in the early 1970s by The Kinks as their private...

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