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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...

David Bowie Writes Kinks Tribute

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...

The Kinks: 'There Will Be No Reunion Without Ray And Dave Davies'

The Kinks have dismissed reports suggesting the band is set to reunite without former singer and guitarist Dave Davies for an upcoming 50th anniversary get together.Ray Davies recently hinted that a reunion would move forward...

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 Refute Jimmy Page Report In New Documentary

The Kinks rocker Dave Davies has spoken out to dismiss a report suggesting Jimmy Page played guitar on their 1964 song You Really Got Me.Producers for a new Bbc Radio 2 documentary allege the Led...

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

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....

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 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 Musical A Hit With Critics

A new British musical based on the early career of The Kinks has won high praise from critics, who have awarded the production top marks.Sunny Afternoon, named after the rockers' 1966 hit of the same...

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...

Gisele BüNdchen Records Blondie Cover For H+m

Gisele Bündchen has turned her hand to singing for H&M's new campaign.The Brazilian bombshell has recorded a cover version of Blondie's 1979 anthem 'Heart of Glass', which will feature in the Swedish retailer's new summer...

Dave Davies Marks 50th Anniversary With U.k. Show

The Kinks star Dave Davies will perform onstage in the U.K. for the first time in 13 years to mark the band's 50th anniversary.The guitarist will perform at London's Barbican venue in the spring (14),...

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...

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...

Dave Davies Offers Up Slim Hope Of The Kinks Reunion For 50th Anniversary

Dave Davies has given The Kinks fans hope of a reunion after revealing he's 50 per cent sure the band will regroup next year (14) for a 50th anniversary tour.The guitarist tells Rolling Stone magazine...

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...

Ray Davies Refusing To Watch New Bond Movie

The Kinks rocker Ray Davies is refusing to watch the new James Bond movie because he is convinced Daniel Craig is not tall enough to play the superspy.British actor Craig has played the fictional hero...

Ray Davies' Mic Woes At Olympics Show

The Kinks rocker Ray Davies was "terrified" when his microphone broke just seconds before he was about to take to the stage at the Olympic Games closing ceremony.The veteran star was on the bill of...

Ray Davies: Closing Ceremony Was 'Intimate'

Ray Davies felt the Olympic Games closing ceremony was ''intimate.''The Kinks frontman performed his track 'Waterloo Sunset' at the Olympic stadium in London to mark the end of the event on Sunday (12.08.12), and despite...

Nbc Cuts Legendary Closing Ceremony Acts To Plug New Show

For a time it seemed as if NBC had seen the error of its ways by agreeing to stream the closing ceremonies of the London Olympics live on Sunday afternoon. And then it appeared to...

Emeli Sande Opens Closing Ceremony

Emeli Sande opened the Closing Ceremony of the London Olympics tonight (12.08.12).The British singer performed a cover of Professor Green's 'Read All About It' as she kicked off the hugely-anticipated event in the Olympic Stadium,...

Gary Barlow 'Determined' To Perform At Olympics Closing Ceremony

Gary Barlow is ''determined'' to perform at the Olympics closing ceremony tomorrow night (10.08.12). The Take That singer has endured a tragic week after his daughter Poppy was delivered stillborn on Monday (06.08.12), but he...

Ray Davies: 'I Struggled With Alcohol A Decade Ago'

The Kinks star Ray Davies has opened up about his secret booze battle a decade ago revealing he once locked himself away and drank solidly for three weeks.The Come Dancing singer has confessed his clean-living...

Ray Davies Pretends To Be Damon

Ray Davies claims to be Damon Albarn when people recognise him in the street. The Kinks singer and guitarist tries to fool people into thinking he is actually the singer from Blur - whom he...

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