The Kinks‘ Ray Davies has admitted he still finds the enduring popularity of his former band’s classic 1967 single ‘Waterloo Sunset‘ puzzling, and that he would like to re-write a part of the track’s lyrics.
Kinks legend Ray Davies has unveiled plans for a 14-date UK tour beginning in Canterbury later this year.
Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft and Ray Davies have been added to this year’s Hop Farm line-up.
Konk, the iconic London studio set-up by The Kinks in 1971 which has also been frequented by the likes of the Stone Roses and the Arctic Monkeys over the years, could be saved from its planned sale according to Kinks frontman Ray Davies.
Legendary British guitar group The Kinks are to re-release three classic albums in a brand new double CD deluxe format on June 13th, following the re-issue of their first three albums in March.
Ever since its inception in 1993, Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival has consistently delivered line-ups not replicated in any other Summer Festival. Be-fitting the year in which Southbank Centre celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Festival of Britain with MasterCard, Ray Davies’ Meltdown line-up confirmed so far features musicians, comedians, composers, poets and filmmakers from across the decades since the Royal Festival Hall was built in 1951.
Amidst speculation that brother Ray could be ready to reform The Kinks without him, Dave Davies has refused to rule out joining his estranged sibling on stage, despite being quoted last year as saying a Kinks reunion is out of the question because ‘you don’t need to see silly old men in wheelchairs singing ‘You Really Got Me”.
In today’s Soundbites, our weekly look at news, reviews, mp3s, tabloid gossip and more, there’s some disappointing news for Coldplay fans, Slash explains his current favourite rock n roll torch-bearer, and Noah & The Whale’s recent single is featured. There’s also a couple of free mp3s from Jon Fratelli and Kyla La Grange, a classic Kinks video, and news from Dave Grohl and the MTV VMAs.
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