Posted in music on June 9, 2014

Kinks

The talk of a Kinks reunion for the band's 50th birthday continue. Dave Davies mused back in October that the chances of a reunion were "50/50" and that "the ball is very much in Ray's court." Now Ray Davies is talking reunion too, says UK paper The Telegraph. The two brothers, whose relationship has been rocky to say the least, have met a few times to discuss making a new album:

"I met Dave only last week to talk about getting back together again," he said. "We've also spoken a few times on the phone and emailed. He's been composing his own songs, but I'd really like to write with him again. We both agree we don't want to do old stuff or tour with past hits. It's got to be something new."
The climate between the Davies warmed, reportedly, after positive reception of the Kinks musical, Sunny Afternoon, which debuted in London back in March. The biggest roadblock, at this point, may be continuing acrimony between Dave Davies and Kinks drummer Mick Avory. From the same story:
Speaking at the Hay Festival last month, Davies admitted the band had "always been tempestuous", claiming Avory once "tried to kill my brother on stage in Cardiff". He added the altercation had ended with Dave unconscious, requiring hospital treatment and 16 stitches for a wound.

Speaking to an audience, Davies hinted of a reunion but insisted it would require new music. He added: "In any case, my brother still has an issue with the drummer. If they resolve their issues, I might be there."

We're not holding our breath, but things do appear a little more sunny. Stay tuned.

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Comments (20)

"We both agree we don't want to do old stuff or tour with past hits."

Meanwhile, both Ray and Dave tour playing predominantly old Kinks songs.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:30 PM

I'll believe it when they are actually standing on stage together

Until then, this news is meaningless

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:31 PM

Dave, you are 67. Mick Avory, you are 70. Ray, you will be 70 in a couple of weeks. There is no time to be dicking around with new material! Just get on with it, you assholes! Or don't!

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:31 PM

How old are these dudes?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:34 PM

I'd be shocked if this actually happens. Then again, I never thought I'd see Brian up on stage with The Beach Boys again and that happened.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:42 PM

they will be lower than Grimes on the Coachella 2015 poster
line-up

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 12:47 PM

Yeah I want some 70 year olds writing some rock songs.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 1:08 PM

Theyre gonna write songs about arthritis and ben gay.. Should be awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 1:09 PM

Better chance or an Oasis reuinion

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 1:13 PM

So if this does happen, guess at a venue location?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 2:00 PM

why speculate?

it aint gonna happen

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 2:01 PM

@2:00PM

Venue? You mean the festival circuit like most/if not all has-been rock stars these days.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 2:24 PM

They should acceot that nobody is interested in anything new from either of them If I'm going to a Kinks show, I'd like some real Kinks music please.

Posted by Old Bro | June 9, 2014 2:24 PM

I haz a laugh at all the Grimes hate on here. I don't care for her music at all, and I've tried on multiple occasions to get into that release. But why all the hate? She seems like a perfectly nice person who is cool to her fans. I can think of many, many artists found on this very food blog that deserve the vehemently-twisted rage that seems to be regularly directed at her.

Posted by Grimes | June 9, 2014 2:31 PM

Get out of here Grimes

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 2:35 PM

Stones make new music, play a song or 2 and get on with the hits which guessing Kinks will do b/c even 'newer stuff'-their 70's material- doesn't compare to their 60's songs. Gold Circle seats for these shows, which are unlikely to happen in any event, will be cordoned off for Seniors. Some clubs give out ear plugs these days; these venues will give out hearing aids. Leave well enough alone, please..

Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2014 3:28 PM

I'd left home just the week before and I had never ever kissed a woman before

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 4:10 PM

Ray's solo shows are still great, he plays all of the Kinks songs you'd want to hear anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 4:25 PM

Fake D flapping those yams, whomp whomp whomp like Charlie Brown's teacher

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2014 9:57 PM

Your obsession with me is embarrassing, stop.

New material from The Kinks? Please. They sucked first time around.

Posted by D | June 10, 2014 12:03 AM

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