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Noel Gallagher Brands Apple Music 'Arrogant' And 'Orwellian'


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Noel Gallagher has made his feelings pretty clear regarding Apple’s new streaming service ‘Apple Music'. The former Oasis member has called Apple’s latest venture ‘arrogant’ and added that the service's radio feature was ‘some sort of George Orwell shit’

Noel GallagherNoel Gallagher has not signed up for his Apple Music trial.

Speaking to the Varvet International podcast Gallagher said, “Apple Music, world radio: is that some sort of George Orwell shit going on? How can you be so arrogant that you can say, ‘We now fucking own world radio.’”

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Julien Temple To Direct Daughter In The Kinks Biopic


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The director's You Really Got Me movie will feature the 25 year old as The Kinks frontman Ray Davies' ex-wife Rasa, opposite singer/actor Johnny Flynn as Davies. Pride star George MACKay will portray Ray's bandmate brother Dave.

Julien Temple, who has directed a number of The Kinks music videos, previously directed Juno in his 2000 film Pandaemonium.

The filmmaker is looking forward to telling the behind-the-scenes story of the band, explaining to Screen Daily, "This is an exciting chance to tell the Kinks’ story in a visceral and real way. The lyrics of The Kinks have always been fascinating to me and there is an amazing human story here as well which has yet to be captured on film."

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Angela Lansbury & The Kinks Musical Are Big Winners At Olivier Awards


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The veteran 88-year-old actress picked up her first-ever Olivier Award after a 40-year absence from the London stage, Downton Abbey star Wilton claimed the Best Actress prize for Taken at Midnight, and Sunny Afternoon was named Best New Musical, while the stageshow's stars John Dagleish and George Maguire took home Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor in the musical category, and The Kinks frontman Ray Davies received a Special Outstanding Achievement Award for the musical's score.

Other big winners included Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which picked up awards for its stars Katie Brayben and Lorna Want, and Mark Strong took the Best Actor in a Play honour for his role in A View from the Bridge.

Accepting her Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Blithe Spirit, Lansbury told the Royal Opera House audience, "All these years of waiting. I am so infinitely grateful to have this baby in my hands. Here I am creeping up to 90 and feeling like a million dollars because I'm in London in this magnificent hall with all you."

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Ray Davies Working On Opera


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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).

Davies has now revealed he is working on a more highbrow stage show, and is hoping to land a meeting with an opera company to get his project off the ground.

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Dave Davies Keen To Clear Up John Carpenter's Comments About His Son


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The Kinks star Dave Davies has taken aim at filmmaker/composer John Carpenter for suggesting he raised the rocker's son in a new magazine interview.

Davies took offence to a piece in Billboard, published on Monday (26Jan15), in which Carpenter referred to collaborator Daniel Davies as "my godson, the kid that I raised", and insisted the magazine editors run an online explanation.

The Kinks star even offered up a statement he suggested publication bosses should run, insisting the man behind cult movies like The Fog, Halloween and Escape From New York had exaggerated his role in his son's upbringing.

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Dave Davies Keen To Clear Up John Carpenter' Comments About His Son


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The Kinks star Dave Davies has taken aim at composer John Carpenter for suggesting he raised the rocker's son in a new magazine interview.

Davies took offence to a piece in Billboard, published on Monday (26Jan15), in which Carpenter referred to collaborator Daniel Davies as "my godson, the kid that I raised", and insisted the magazine editors run an online explanation.

The Kinks star even offered up a statement he suggested publication bosses should run, insisting Carpenter exaggerated his role in his son's upbringing.

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David Bowie Writes Kinks Tribute


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David Bowie has paid tribute to The Kinks in a new compilation.

The 'Starman' hitmaker has penned the sleeve notes for the 48-track 'The Essential Kinks' album - which will be released in North America next month to mark the band's 50th anniversary - and says there has never been a song written by the group that he ''didn't like''.

Bowie has published online a picture of himself and the group's singer Ray Davies, which is captioned: ''I've never heard a Kinks song that I didn't like''.

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Ray Davies To Mark Kinks Anniversary With Special Gigs


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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 song in August, 1964 and its success propelled them to stardom, so frontman Davies has lined up a special treat for fans to commemorate the anniversary.

He will be playing the song and several other classic Kinks hits, alongside new material, at several concerts across the U.K. in September (14) and October (14).

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The Libertines' Highly Praised Hyde Park Gig Interrupted By Surging Fans


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The Libertines' first reunion gig on English soil got off to a rocky start when overzealous fans surged towards the stage whilst the band performed at the British Summer Time gig in Hyde Park, London. This is the first time in four years the group has performed in the capital and their appearance has been praised by critics.

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Pete Doherty performing with The Libertines in Glasgow last week.

Read More: The Libertines Reunited For Hit Laden Hyde Park Warm Up In Glasgow.

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


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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 New York City and although Davies couldn’t be there in person he did accept the honour via video link.

Ray Davies The Kinks Davies, pictured outside the BBC Radio 2 studios in London, was unable to attend the ceremony in New York City due to the death of his sister

Davies also posted on his Facebook page: “I am profoundly honoured to have been inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame and disappointed not to have been at the event in New York but I felt it necessary to be near my family at this sad time of my sisters (sic) funeral.”

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Ray Davies Of The Kinks Outside The BBC Radio 2 Studios

Ray Davies and The Kinks Tuesday 14th August 2012 Ray Davies of The Kinks outside the BBC Radio 2 studios

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Ray Davies and The Kinks

Performing Beside London's Waterloo Bridge To Launch His New Album 'The Kinks Choral Collection'

Ray Davies and The Kinks - Ray Davies of The Kinks London, England - performing beside London's Waterloo Bridge to launch his new album 'The Kinks Choral Collection' Thursday 11th June 2009

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Ray Davies and The Kinks
Ray Davies and The Kinks
Ray Davies and The Kinks
Ray Davies and The Kinks

Outside Ed Sullivan Theatre For The 'Late Show With David Letterman' - Departures

The Kinks and David Letterman - The Kinks lead vocalist Ray Davies Tuesday 19th February 2008 at Ed Sullivan Theatre New York City, USA

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The Kinks and David Letterman
The Kinks and David Letterman
The Kinks and David Letterman

Arrives At His Manhattan Hotel

Ray Davies and The Kinks - Recording artist and lead singer of The Kinks, Ray Davies, Tuesday 19th February 2008 at Manhattan Hotel New York City, USA

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Ray Davies and The Kinks
Ray Davies and The Kinks
Ray Davies and The Kinks
Ray Davies and The Kinks

Ray Davies Formerly Of The Kinks Performing At The Roundhouse For The BBC Electric Proms

Ray Davies and The Kinks - Sunday 28th October 2007 at The Roundhouse London, England

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Johnny Borrell, Ray Davies, Razorlight and The Kinks
Ray Davies and The Kinks
Johnny Borrell, Ray Davies, Razorlight and The Kinks
Ray Davies and The Kinks
Johnny Borrell, Ray Davies, Razorlight and The Kinks
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