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Ray Davies Wants To Write An Opera

The Kinks legend Sir Ray Davies wants to write an opera.The 75-year-old musician has had a life-long ambition to create a grandiose theatre show and he now feels as though he has the time to...

Johnny Marr Wins Pioneer Award At 2019 Aim Awards

Johnny Marr was honoured with the Pioneer Award at the 2019 AIM Awards.The Smiths legend was hailed as ''off the charts cool'' by Chic legend Nile Rodgers, who had pre-recorded a video message to the...

The Kinks To Release 50th Anniversary Box Set Of 'Arthur' Album

The Kinks will release a 50th anniversary box set of 'Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire' featuring five unreleased tracks and a lost Dave Davies solo album.Following the reissue of 'The...

Edgar Wright Keen On Kinks Biopic

Edgar Wright wants to make a Kinks biopic.The 'Baby Driver' filmmaker has revealed he was at one point in talks to direct Queen movie 'Bohemian Rhapsody' - which originally had Bryan Singer at the helm...

Dave Davies Announces New Record Of Unreleased Solo Material

The Kinks' Dave Davies has announced a new record containing unreleased solo material.The 'Death of a Clown' songwriter will drop the collection of songs made between 1971 and 1979 on the LP 'Decade' on October...

Dave Davies: Me And Ray Need To Iron Out A Few Kinks Before Making Music

Dave Davies insists he and his rival brother Sir Ray Davies still need to ''iron out a few'' kinks before working together again.The latter recently went on a national news channel to announce that the...

The Kinks To Release Unheard Track Time Song On Boxset

The Kinks are releasing previously unheard track 'Time Song' on the 50th anniversary edition of 'The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society'.The iconic rock group's seminal 1968 record - which was made in ''difficult...

The Kinks Are Back! They're Working On A Brand New Album

It seems like one of the rock world's most unlikely band reunions is finally happening as The Kinks frontman Ray Davies announces that he, his brother and guitarist Dave, and original drummer Mick Avory are...

Dave Davies: The Kinks Haven't Discussed Shows

Dave Davies says he hasn't talked with his brother Sir Ray Davies about doing shows with The Kinks.The 74-year-old frontman recently confirmed that the band had been back in the studio for the first time...

Ray Davies Wants Intimate Reunion

Sir Ray Davies would want to perform in pubs if The Kinks were to reunite.The 'Waterloo Sunset' hitmaker admitted his brother and former bandmate Dave Davies - who he has a famously tense relationship with...

Ray Davies Has Never Voted In A General Election

Sir Ray Davies is to vote for the first time ever in the forthcoming General Election on June 8.The Kinks legend has confessed he has always dodged voting for the British Prime Minster because he's...

Kinks Movie In The Works

The Kinks will be the subject of a new biopic.The movie will tell the story of how frontman Sir Ray Davies, his brother and guitarist Dave, bassist Pete Quaife and drummer Mick Avory formed the...

Dave Davies Explains Kinks Reunion Hold Up

Dave Davies didn't feel ''equal'' in The Kinks.The 70-year-old guitarist teamed up with his son Russell for his new album 'Open Road' and says he had a lot of freedom ''creatively'' working with his offspring,...

Ray Davies Receives Knighthood

The veteran musician was honoured by the Prince of Wales for his services to the arts at an investiture ceremony at London royal residence Buckingham Palace. Ray told the Press Association that...

Ray Davies: My New Album Americana Could Become A Film

Sir Ray Davies says his new album 'Americana' could be presented as a film or a TV series.The former Kinks frontman is getting ready to bring out his first solo LP since 2007's 'Working Man's...

Six Band Reunions We'd Love To See In 2017

The trend of big bands and artists from yesteryear making a comeback and touring old albums showed no sign of slowing down in 2016. Even small-to-medium sized acts have opted to coin it in and...

Ray Davies Wants The Kinks To Headline Glastonbury

The 72-year-old frontman told Britain's The Sun newspaper he had ended his bitter feud with fellow band member and younger brother Dave, and The Kinks are now planning to go on tour....

Ray Davies Urges Liam Gallagher To Get Together With Estranged Brother Noel

The Come Dancing singer, who is a neighbour of the former Oasis frontman in North London, has famously feuded with his own sibling and ex-bandmate Dave for years, and he doesn't want the...

Jennifer Lopez 'Planning Musical Based On Her Life'

The singer-and-actress sang about her rags to riches story on her top 10 hit Jenny from the Block, and now insiders say the premise could be made into a stage show. “Jen thinks her life...

Ray Davies Calls Talks Of A The Kinks Reunion 'Romantic'

The Sunny Afternoon singer called notions of a reunion "romantic" as the West End show based on his songs extended its hit run to October. Sunny Afternoon, a musical created by singer and playwright Joe...

The Kinks' Ray And Dave Davies Reunite On Stage After 20 Years

The British rockers formally split in 1996 and the siblings subsequently carried on a rivalry in the public eye. However, over the past few years, a reunion between the two has seemed...

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

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...

Julien Temple To Direct Daughter In The Kinks Biopic

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...

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

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...

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)....

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

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),...

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

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),...

Feuding Davies Brothers Have Been Writing New Material Together

Ray and Dave Davies have put their long-running sibling feud to one side to start work on new songs for a potential The Kinks reunion.In a new interview, Ray reveals he and his younger brother...

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...

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