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Ray Davies Didn't Want To Release Waterloo Sunset

Ray Davies never wanted to release 'Waterloo Sunset'.The 1967 track may be one of The Kinks most well known songs now, but the 76-year-old writer initially just wanted it to be a private musical moment...

Sir Ray Davies Was Almost Killed By A Ww2 Bomb As A Baby

Sir Ray Davies was almost killed by a World War II bomb when he was just two days old.The Kinks legend, 76, has only recently been made aware of the near-fatal experience by his older...

Gary Kemp: I Feel Proud Of My First Record

Gary Kemp feels ''proud'' of the first record he ever bought.The 60-year-old star has revealed his first record was by The Kinks, admitting he opted to buy it simply because it was the same colour...

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...

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...

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' 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),...

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...

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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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