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Tributes Continue To Pour In For Deep Purple's Jon Lord

Ewan McGregor, Slash and Stereophonics have paid tribute to late Deep Purple musician Jon Lord. The keyboard player and founder of the heavy metal outfit passed away in London aged 71 yesterday (16.07.12), and a...

Julien Temple's The Kinks Film Gets Support

British filmmaker Julien Temple has been given the green light to turn the story of The Kinks into a new musical movie.Bbc Films officials are backing the project, titled You Really Got Me. The film...

Ray Davies Impressed With The Kinks' School Musical

Veteran rocker Ray Davies paid a surprise visit to a U.K. village hall on Friday (16Dec11) to watch a group of children perform a musical inspired by The Kinks.The British star used the band's hits...

The Kinks Hits Used In New School Play

Former The Kinks rocker Ray Davies has shunned the bright lights of London's West End theatre district and turned the band's classics into a school musical.The British star has been working on Child's Play, which...

Lauryn Hill Planned Album Of 'Life Lessons'

Lauryn Hill designed her classic album 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' to be full of "valuable life lessons".The former The Fugees singer reflected on what she was trying to achieve with the 1998 record, by...

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...

Davies Brothers To Discuss Kinks Reunion

Sixties pop icons The Kinks are closer to a full reunion than ever before - the feuding Davies brothers Ray and Dave are back on speaking terms.Singer Ray has told RollingStone.com he has agreed to...

Davies Brothers In Talks For Kinks Reunion

Warring pop brothers Ray and Dave Davies are in talks to reunite legendary band The Kinks to record a new album.The feuding pair has not worked together since the British band split in 1996, and...

Alice Cooper's Joy At Hall Of Fame Vote

Alice Cooper's induction into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame is special because it was voted for by his heroes. The 'Under My Wheels' rocker will be inducted along with the surviving members of...

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...

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 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 Denies Quaife Memorial Snub

THE KINKS star DAVE DAVIES has denied snubbing a planned memorial for his former bandmate PETE QUAIFE - insisting he doesn't want to "make a spectacle" of the tragedy.Quaife died in June (10) from kidney...

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...

Secret Radiohead Fan Eliza Doolittle

Eliza Doolittle is a huge Radiohead fan. The British 'Same Genes' singer said that because she is best known for upbeat, jaunty pop songs, most people don't realise how varied her musical tastes are, and...

The Kinks To Reunite?

Dave Davies is reportedly "coming around" to a reunion with The Kinks. The former guitarist with the 'All Day and All Of The Night' group has been in talks about a reunion with his brother,...

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...

Goldthwait Goes Back To School For Kinks Movie Musical

Former POLICE ACADEMY star BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT is turning THE KINKS' SCHOOLBOYS IN DISGRACE album into a new movie.The madcap star, who directed Robin Williams' dark comedy Dad of the Year, has written a script inspired...

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