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Stars Turn Out For Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet Opening Night

The play has already hit the headlines thanks to one reviewer who gave her opinion about the Shakespeare production early during preview performances and Cumberbatch making a plea to fans to stop filming...

Kevin Spacey Scoops Theatre Honour

Kevin Spacey was honoured with a special award at last night's (12.04.15) Olivier Awards.The 'House of Cards' star was presented with the accolade by Dame Judi Dench at the prestigious ceremony - which is sponsored...

Angela Lansbury Is Honoured At 89, While The Kinks Musical Wins Big At Olivier Awards

Angela Lansbury and The Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon, were the big winners at Olivier Awards, held on Sunday evening at London’s Royal Opera House. At the ceremony, hosted by Lenny Henry, Arthur Miller’s A View...

Ray Davies Working On Opera

The Kinks star Ray Davies is writing an opera.The veteran musician has penned two musicals based around his band's hits, Come Dancing and Sunny Afternoon, which opened in London's West End last year (14)....

Ray And Dave Davies Work Together

Ray and Dave Davies have been recording together.The Kinks disbanded in 1996 partly due to creative tension between the pair, and though guitarist Dave has said he is concerned a reunion show would only focus...

Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper And Gloria Estefan Up For Songwriting Hall Of Fame

Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds' are being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.The organisation has announced its 2015 nominees and also among the performing songwriters being considered for inclusion...

Ray Davies: 'I Will Not Retire'

The Kinks star Ray Davies has vowed to keep working for as long as he can because he fears he will "fall apart" if he retires.The veteran rocker, who turned 70 in June (14), is...

Sir Tim Rice Honoured With Bmi Icon Award

Sir Tim Rice will receive the BMI Icon award.The lyricist will be presented with the accolade at the BMI London Awards, which will be held at the Dorchester Hotel on October 13, 2014.The famed songwriter...

Ray Davies To Mark Kinks Anniversary With Special Gigs

The Kinks star Ray Davies is to mark the 50th anniversary of the band's breakthrough track You Really Got Me with a series of special concerts.The band hit number one in the U.K. with the...

The Kinks 50th Anniversary Reunion Might Not Feature Dave Davies

Ray Davies' planned The Kinks 50th anniversary reunion may well go ahead without his former bandmate and brother Dave.The feuding siblings met recently to discuss a get together with Mick Avory, and frontman Ray has...

Ray Davies Mourning Death Of Second Sister

The Kinks rocker Ray Davies has been rocked by tragedy again following the death of his sister Rosie just weeks after he lost his elder sibling Joyce.The veteran musician missed his induction into America's Songwriters...

The Kinks Ray Davies Misses Songwriters Hall Of Fame Induction Following Sister's Death

Co-founder and frontman of The Kinks, Ray Davies, was unable to attend his induction to the Songwriters Hall of Fame because his sister Joyce passed away. The ceremony took place on Thursday June 12 in...

Ray Davies Misses Hall Of Fame Induction After Sister's Death

The Kinks rocker Ray Davies was forced to miss his induction into America's Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday (12Jun14) following the death of his sister.The musician was one of the big names selected by...

Ray Davies Indicates The Kinks Reuniting For The First Time Since 1996

The Kinks haven't performed together since 1996, but is the hugely popular rock band about to reunite?Like many disbanded music acts, the English group, who formed in the early 60's, have had to deal with...

Ray Davies Fuels Hopes Of The Kinks Reunion

The Kinks frontman Ray Davies has further fuelled fan hopes for a band reunion after revealing he and his once-estranged brother Dave may work on new material together and tour.The Davies brothers formed the London-based...

The Kinks' Dave Davis On Toxic Relationship With Ray

The Kinks' Dave Davies claims his relationship with band mate and brother Ray is ''toxic.''The siblings haven't played together since 1996 after a number of arguments and the 67-year-old guitarist claims he doesn't want to...

Benzino And 5 Other Celebrities Who Survied Getting Shot

Rapper Benzino escaped death when he was shot by his own nephew on Saturday, whilst attending his mother’s funeral. Thankfully the rapper and reality TV star’s injuries were not fatal and he is expected to...

Chrissie Hynde's Daughter Found Guilty In Anti-fracking Protest Case

The daughter of Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies has been found guilty of a charge relating to an anti-fracking protest.Natalie Hynde was arrested last summer (13) during a protest at a proposed gas drilling site...

Ray Davies And Donovan Land Inductions Into Songwriters Hall Of Fame

The Kinks frontman Ray Davies and Scottish singer Donovan are to be inducted into America's Songwriters Hall of Fame.The class of 2014 will feature the Lola hitmaker and Donovan, who rose to fame in the...

The Kinks Reuniting For 50th Anniversary? Ray Davies Courts Rumours

This year marks the 50th anniversary of British Invasion rock band The Kinks and fans are waiting with baited breath to see whether brothers Ray and Dave Davies will reunite the group. Davies has told...

Chrissie Hynde's Daughter To Stand Trial Next Year

Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies' daughter is set to stand trial next year (14) on a charge relating to an anti-fracking protest.Natalie Hynde, 30, was arrested over the summer (13) as she protested against a...

Ray Davies Musical Coming To London As The Kinks Plan 50th Anniversary Celebrations

A new musical based on The Kinks star Ray Davies' early life is to open in London next year (14).Stage musical Sunny Afternoon will hit the stage at the Hampstead Theatre. Dates and casting details...

Ray Davies Warns Of Rising Gun Crime In U.k.

The Kinks rocker Ray Davies fears gun crime levels in the U.K. are rivalling those in America.The musician has opened up about how he was shot during an attempted robbery while on vacation in New...

Ray Davies: 'The Kinks Reunion Is Negotiating'

Ray Davies has further fuelled talk of a The Kinks reunion to mark the band's 50th anniversary next year (14), revealing, "It's negotiating".The singer/songwriter was asked about the chances of reforming the band he founded...

Chrissie Hynde's Daughter Can Return To Fracking Protest Site

Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies' activist daughter has been given the green light to continue her protests against fracking in south-east England after magistrates eased her strict bail conditions.Natalie Hynde was arrested last month (Jul13)...

Chrissie Hynde's Daughter Arrested In Fracking Protest

Rock legends Chrissie Hynde and Ray Davies' activist daughter was arrested on Wednesday (31Jul13) for gluing herself to her boyfriend during a protest against fracking.Natalie Hynde glued her hands to those of her partner Simon...

Ray Davies, Brian May And Helen Fielding To Lead Literature Festival

Musicians Ray Davies, Brian May and Bridget Jones's Diary author Helen Fielding are among the big names set to make appearances at an upcoming literature festival in the U.K.Queen star May will team up Midge...

Elton John 'Could Have Died At Any Time' On European Tour

Elton John's bout of appendicitis appears to be more serious than first assumed, with the legendary singer-songwriter suggesting he was close to death while performing 10 concerts on his recent European tour. Sir Elton has...

Elton John Cancels Summer Concerts

Sir Elton John has cancelled his remaining summer concert dates after falling ill with appendicitis.The 'Rocket Man' singer has been forced to postpone shows - including performing at the Collisioni festival in Italy tonight (09.07.13),...

Mick Jones And Ray Davies Land Silver Clef Awards

The Clash star Mick Jones and The Kinks rocker Ray Davies have joined the star-studded list of honourees at Britain's upcoming Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards.The two musicians will both be given prizes in...

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