Fact: Aaron Eckhart's new movie I, Frankenstein features new music from The Kinks star Dave Davies' son Daniel. The rocker's band By Maker provided 10 songs for the film's soundtrack, including main theme Misgiving.
Quote: "(I was) really clued in on what to wear, whereas Ray (was) a bit clumsy in fashion. Some people, no matter what they wear, don't look cool." The Kinks legend Dave Davies takes a swipe at his brother Ray's sense of style.
Fact: The Kinks star Ray Davies and former Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall will be honoured at the U.K.'s Gold Badge Awards for their contributions to the music industry. The ceremony, presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, will take place in London on 19 October (11).
Quote: "Why can't he just say 'I would not have been where I am today without Dave?' Could you imagine, even if he didn't mean it, how many cracks that would cover?" Former The Kinks guitarist Dave Davies still has a complicated relationship with his music star brother Ray.
Fact: Former The Kinks star Ray Davies is to curate next year's (11) Meltdown festival in London. The singer will help suggest the line-up for the music event, which takes place in June (11). Previous curators include Morrissey and David Bowie.
Quote: "An element of it is still alive - a good feeling of national heritage - but urban culture is taking over. Laddishness. Lack of respect for tradition." The Kinks star Ray Davies is dismayed at modern British culture.
Quote: "He would come over and lend me a guitar. He became my friend... He helped me a lot." The Kinks star Ray Davies paid tribute to late rocker ALEX CHILTON during his South By Southwest festival showcase on Thursday night (18Mar10) before dedicating his Till the End of the Day, which Chilton once covered, to the Big Star leader. Davies recalled Chilton came to the Brit's aid when he was shot in January 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Fact: The Kinks have topped a new U.S. online poll to find the Best Sibling Band in music history. The British group, fronted by feuding brothers RAY and DAVE DAVIES, beat Van Halen, Heart and Radiohead to top the new Rolling Stone list.
Quote: "It affected an old football (soccer) injury from when I was a kid. But I'm getting by. I'm having a good day today." The bullet wound ex-The Kinks frontman Ray Davies sustained during a 2004 mugging still bothers him.
Fact: Rock legends The Kinks earn more from appearing in US television commercials than any other British band, raking in $10.2 million (GBP6 million) a year on average.