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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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Frank Black Donates 100,000 Pound To Keep Club Open

16th November 2010

Frank Black has reportedly donated £100,000 to a fund fighting to keep a London venue open. The Pixies frontman has backed a campaign to save the 100 Club, which is presently facing closure due to...

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Frank Black Donates £100,000 To Keep Club Open

16th November 2010

Frank Black has reportedly donated £100,000 to a fund fighting to keep a London venue open. The Pixies frontman has backed a campaign to save the 100 Club, which is presently facing closure due to...

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Davies Urges Cowell To Save 100 Club

16th November 2010

Former THE KINKS star RAY DAVIES has called on SIMON COWELL to save London's fabled 100 Club as "payback" for all he's taken out of the British music industry.The Lola singer is dismayed to hear...

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Metallica Really Got Kinks Track

8th November 2010

Metallica claim The Kinks' track 'You Really Got Me' "chose them" when asked to cover one of the band's tracks.The heavy metal band were approached by the 60s group's frontman, Ray Davies, to record a...

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Dave Davies: 'The Kinks Will Never Reunite'

31st October 2010

DAVE DAVIES has fuelled his public feud with former bandmate and estranged brother RAY DAVIES - insisting he will never reunite with the rocker to reform THE KINKS.Dave, who has a famously volatile relationship with...

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The Things They Say 18610

26th October 2010

"An element of it is still alive - a good feeling of national heritage - but urban culture is taking over. Laddishness. Lack of respect for tradition." THE KINKS star RAY DAVIES is dismayed at...

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Davies Wants Firing Squad For 9/11 Terrorists

26th October 2010

Rocker RAY DAVIES has called for the masterminds behind the 9/11 terror attacks to face a firing squad made up of members of the victims' families.The Kinks frontman wants the suspects being held at the...

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Davies' Fears Over Travel Restrictions

26th October 2010

RAY DAVIES fears civil liberties will be eroded by the U.K.'s new coalition government - insisting terrorism will be used as "an excuse" to prevent Brits moving abroad.The Kinks star is adamant "freedom of movement"...

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Davies Suspects Shooting Was Assassination Attempt

26th October 2010

THE KINKS legend RAY DAVIES is convinced his shooting in 2004 was an attempted assassination by a hitman - because he received a death threat days before the incident.The Waterloo Sunset singer was shot in...

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Davies Feud Continues After Dave Snubs Reunion

25th October 2010

THE KINKS star RAY DAVIES is furious with his estranged brother and former bandmate DAVE after the star refused to reunite for a memorial in honour of their former bassist, PETE QUAIFE.The feuding siblings haven't...

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Davies' Surprise Appearance At Mumford Gig

11th October 2010

British band MUMFORD & SONS thrilled fans at their London concert on Saturday (09Oct10) - by bringing THE KINKS legend RAY DAVIES on stage.The folk rockers wrapped up their U.K. tour with a show in...

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Noel Gallagher Praises Rival

8th September 2010

Noel Gallagher admitted Gorillaz deserved a prize at the GQ Men of the Year awards last night (07.09.10). The former Oasis rocker praised the animated group - masterminded by his former bitter chart rival Damon...

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Amy Macdonald's Kinks Collaboration

13th August 2010

Amy Macdonald has recorded a track with Ray Davies. The Scottish singer - whose debut album 'This Is The Life' shot to number one in the UK charts - Has a long list of people...

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Davies Refused To Leave Festival Stage

7th July 2010

THE KINKS legend RAY DAVIES defied organisers of a U.K. music festival who attempted to curtail his set ahead of BOB DYLAN's performance - by cursing and refusing to leave the stage.The rocker played to...

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Bob Dylan Plays Hop Farm

5th July 2010

Bob Dylan performed his only UK show of the year on Saturday (03.07.10).The veteran singer headlined the Hop Farm festival in Kent, South East England, delighting thousands of fans - across several generations - with...

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Davies Remembers Quaife At Glastonbury

28th June 2010

RAY DAVIES paid tribute to his former THE KINKS bandmate PETE QUAIFE during his set at the Glastonbury festival in England on Sunday (27Jun10).The singer/songwriter dedicated See My Friends to the bassist, who died of...

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The Things They Say 15833

20th March 2010

"He would come over and lend me a guitar. He became my friend... He helped me a lot." THE KINKS star RAY DAVIES paid tribute to late rocker ALEX CHILTON during his South By Southwest...

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The Kinks Musical Tour Axed

19th December 2009

A planned revival of THE KINKS musical written by frontman RAY DAVIES has been scrapped.The singer debuted Come Dancing in London last year (08) and after the show closed, organisers planned to restart the production...

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Davies Considers Tv Talent Search For The New Kinks

7th November 2009

THE KINKS star RAY DAVIES is considering launching a reality TV talent hunt to find the stars of his planned new musical about the cult 1960s band.The Come Dancing singer has revealed he's developing a...

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Davies To Join Metallica

22nd October 2009

METALLICA have landed another big name bandmate for their upcoming Rock & Roll Hall of Fame show - THE KINKS' RAY DAVIES has signed up to perform with the heavy rockers.Ozzy Osbourne has already agreed...

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Panic At The Disco's Musical Differences

15th July 2009

Ryan Ross left Panic At The Disco because singer Brendon Urie is a Peter Gabriel fan.The guitarist-and-songwriter and bassist Jon Walker announced they were leaving the group last week and the musician says the main...

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Davies Puts Together Star Track For Charity

13th July 2009

THE KINKS star RAY DAVIES is pooling together rockers ROD STEWART, RONNIE WOOD and PAOLO NUTINI to score a chart hit for charity.Wood and Stewart, who played together in The Faces, are heading into the...

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Davies Eyes Borrell Collaboration To Boost Comeback

5th November 2008

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES is desperate to update the band's appeal by collaborating with young RAZORLIGHT rocker JOHNNY BORRELL. The Sixties rockers are taking steps towards recording new material now that Davies' brother and...

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Davies Closer To Kinks Reunion

25th October 2008

LATEST: Legendary rock band THE KINKS have taken a step closer to a reunion - frontman RAY DAVIES' brother DAVE is back on his feet after a long illness. The 60s rockers are keen to...

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The Things They Say 9837

10th October 2008

"I live alone, except for my dog... The people I'm attracted to would never go near celebrity or fame... That's why I spend so much time away from the limelight." THE PRETENDERS star CHRISSIE HYNDE...

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Oasis Announced As Final Electric Proms Headliner

30th September 2008

Oasis will close the 2008 BBC Electric Proms, it has been announced.The Gallaghers will celebrate the release of their new album Dig Out Your Soul by taking to the stage at the Roundhouse in London...

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Davies Ready For Kinks Comeback

24th September 2008

THE KINKS singer RAY DAVIES has announced the legendary band is set to reform - stating they are "three quarters of the way" towards a reunion. The rocker is adamant the former bandmembers are ready...

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Fascinating Fact 5822

18th August 2008

RAY DAVIES joined THE KOOKS onstage at the U.K's V Festival on Saturday (16Aug08) for a rendition of THE KINKS classic VICTORIA....

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Davies' Musical Dreams

17th July 2008

THE KINKS star RAY DAVIES has written a musical which is named after the band's hit song COME DANCING. The show will open at London's Theatre Royal Stratford East in September (08) and will feature...

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