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Ray Davies Shooting Case Closed

A man accused of shooting Kinks singer Ray Davies has been freed after the rock star did not attend proceedings for the second time in a row.It is the second time that proceedings in the...

By on 30 July 2007

Davies Fumes After Charges Against Shooter Are Dropped

Charges against a man accused of shooting THE KINKS rocker RAY DAVIES have been dropped, after he failed to appear in court for the second time. Davies, 63, was shot in the leg while chasing...

Stars Team Up At Tibet House Concert

Collaborations were all the rage at the 17th annual Tibet House Benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, New York last night (26FEB07) with RAY DAVIES, DEBORAH HARRY, MICHAEL STIPE and PATTI SMITH giving music fans a...

Glass Calls On Old Punks For Tibet House Show

Acclaimed movie composer PHILIP GLASS is set to turn this year's (07) Tibet House benefit concert into a old punk reunion after asking LOU REED, PATTI SMITH and DEBORAH HARRY to join him onstage. Glass,...

'Exhausted' Kinks Star Cancels Tour

British rocker RAY DAVIES has had to cancel his planned autumn tour of the UK due to exhaustion. The ex KINKS frontman, 62, has recently finished a run of dates in the US, but he...

Davies: 'Being Banned From America Inspired Me'

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES once feared he would be banned from America forever, but he insists the snub inspired him to write classic English songs like WATERLOO SUNSET. The American Federation of Musicians banned...

Davies Threatens To Pee On Award

LATEST: THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES caused a stir at a Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) award presentation on Tuesday night (03OCT06), when he threatened to use his trophy as a toilet. Davies accepted the Icon...

Kinks Reunion Possibility

Rocker RAY DAVIES has sparked reports of a forthcoming KINKS reunion - despite having a fiery relationship with his brother and bandmate DAVE. The former Kinks frontman dropped the hint as he picked up a...

Davies Honoured By Bmi

LATEST: THE KINKS founder and frontman RAY DAVIES paid tribute to his bandmates as he accepted the Icon Award from the Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) in London last night (03OCT06). The singer/songwriter, 62, was chosen...

Kink Davies To Pick Up Honour

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES will be honoured by America's performing rights organisation Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) later this year (06). The WATERLOO SUNSET singer will receive the BMI's Icon award at the Dorchester Hotel...

Kinks Star Fears Duet With Razorlight Will Be 'Tacky'

RAZORLIGHT are thrilled RAY DAVIES agreed to rerecord his classic track SUNNY AFTERNOON with them, although the KINKS frontman fears it may be "tacky". Davies admits he already has a connection with the GOLDEN TOUCH...

Ray Davies Confirms Kinks Reunion

Veteran rocker RAY DAVIES is planning a summer reunion with his brother and former THE KINKS bandmate DAVE DAVIES to discuss reforming the British band. Former frontman Ray admits his rocky relationship with his brother...

Ray Davies: 'British Culture Must Be Protected'

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES worries Britain is losing its national identity as the country becomes increasingly multi-cultured. The veteran rocker spoke out as he accepted an honour for Outstanding Contribution To British Music at...

Coldplay Out In The Cold At Novellos

COLDPLAY are in shock after failing to pick up one honour at last night's (24MAY06) prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, despite being hotly-tipped to win in three categories. The CHRIS MARTIN-fronted band had been nominated for...

Townshend: 'My Generation Was Wonderful'

Veteran rocker PETE TOWNSHEND still draws inspiration from his contemporaries from the swinging sixties, and views BOB DYLAN and SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY as "extraordinary". THE WHO guitarist, whose career spans over 40 years, has relied...

Davies Urges Mccartney To Go Extreme

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES is desperate to see SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY move away from middle-of-the-road music and produce something extreme. The WATERLOO SUNSET rocker is convinced the former BEATLE is hiding behind a smokescreen...

Davis Hints At Kinks Comeback

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES has hinted the legendary rock band may reform to record a final studio album - after discovering there is still chemistry between the group. The WATERLOO SUNSET singer recently got...

Davies Takes Control Of Brother Dave's Noise Levels

THE KINKS frontman RAY DAVIES became so sick of brother DAVE's loud guitar during live shows, he secretly had a device made to control his sound levels. The WATERLOO SUNSET singer commissioned a guitar...

Rod Stewart's Kinks Clash

Rockers RAY DAVIES and ROD STEWART were at loggerheads during the early days of THE KINKS - because Stewart had plans to "take over" the band. Stewart briefly fronted the burgeoning mod outfit, but...

Davies Delighted Music Industry Is No Longer Full Of Freaks

THE KINKS star RAY DAVIES is glad the music business has become more professional because he's no longer confronted by oddballs masquerading as executives, promoters and road managers. The WATERLOO SUNSET rocker and his...

Davies: 'I Scare Myself'

THE KINKS legend RAY DAVIES only writes songs about imaginary characters, because the thought of exposing his true self in a song terrifies him. The 61-year-old rocker is concerned that he hindered his own...

Kinks Swapped Liverpool For Waterloo

THE KINKS most famous song WATERLOO SUNSET was written about a totally different place. Frontman RAY DAVIES confesses the track - one of the most famous hits of the 1960s - was written as...

Ray Davies' Alter Ego

Sixties rock legend RAY DAVIES has an alter ego he blames for all his past indiscretions. The 61-year-old credits 'MAX' with helping him escape his shyness, particularly onstage - but also blames him for...

Davies Lied About Shooting Injuries

THE KINKS star RAY DAVIES told hospital publicists in New Orleans, Louisiana to lie about the severity of his injuries following a shooting incident in 2004, in a bid to thwart the local press....

Ray Davies Planning Porn Musical

THE KINKS star RAY DAVIES is brushing up on his pornography knowledge for a new stage musical based on his 1970s hit LOLA. The WATERLOO SUNSET singer fears he doesn't know enough about the...

Davies Plans Kinks Reunion

British music icons THE KINKS could be heading for an unlikely reunion - if an upcoming meeting produces results. Frontman RAY DAVIES has pledged to get together with former bandmates, including his feuding brother...

Davies Relates To Lennon After Shooting

THE KINKS star RAY DAVIES believes he can relate to how JOHN LENNON felt in his dying moments, after he survived a shooting two years ago. The WATERLOO SUNSET singer was shot in New...

Bitter Davies Refuses To Talk To Ex-wife Hynde

Rocker RAY DAVIES insisted his ex-wife CHRISSIE HYNDE was among those paying tribute to his group THE KINKS at their UK Music Hall of Fame induction - but refused to speak to her. The...

Ray Davies Psychological Kink

Rocker RAY DAVIES plunged into such a traumatised state after quitting THE KINKS in 1996, he could barely tune his guitar. The WATERLOO SUNSET star always enjoyed a stormy relationship with his brother and...

Kinks Star Shocked By Queens Bad Language

British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II stunned THE KINKS singer RAY DAVIES when she honoured him in 2004 by condemning the "b**tards" who had shot him just two months before. The WATERLOO SUNSET rocker...

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