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Bon Jovi's Marathon Hard Rock Calling Performance

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...

Ray Davies Re-thinking Sale Of Studio

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...

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

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...

Ray Davies Delays Konk Sale

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...

Ray Davies Plans To Reunite The Kinks Without His Brother

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...

Ray Davies Hospitalised For Clot In Bullet Wound

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...

Yoko Ono Leads Tributes To John Lennon

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...

Davies Cancels U.s. Tour Over Health Issues

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...

The Kinks' Konk Studio Faces Closure

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...

Frank Black Donates 100,000 Pound To Keep Club Open

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...

Frank Black Donates £100,000 To Keep Club Open

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...

Davies Urges Cowell To Save 100 Club

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...

Metallica Really Got Kinks Track

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...

Dave Davies: 'The Kinks Will Never Reunite'

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...

Davies Wants Firing Squad For 9/11 Terrorists

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...

Davies' Fears Over Travel Restrictions

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"...

Davies Suspects Shooting Was Assassination Attempt

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...

Davies Feud Continues After Dave Snubs Reunion

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...

Davies' Surprise Appearance At Mumford Gig

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...

Amy Macdonald's Kinks Collaboration

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...

Davies Refused To Leave Festival Stage

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...

Bob Dylan Plays Hop Farm

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...

Davies Remembers Quaife At Glastonbury

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...

The Kinks Musical Tour Axed

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...

Davies Considers Tv Talent Search For The New Kinks

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...

Davies To Join Metallica

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...

Panic At The Disco's Musical Differences

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...

Davies Puts Together Star Track For Charity

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...

Davies Eyes Borrell Collaboration To Boost Comeback

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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