Dave Davies, Thirsty: I’m still
sure me and Ray will work on
something as The Kinks once again
So now the final question that is on
everyone’s mind; Will we ever see a
Kinks reunion, or a Dave and Ray
tour anytime soon?
DD: I’ve spoken to
Ray various times. The sad thing is
that I’d like to do something with
him and The Kinks, but Ray wants to
control every-thing. In his heart ofhearts, he’d like to own everything.
He believes The Kinks is his. He
wants to be The Kinks and I think
that’s a very selfish way to look
upon it. Of course, he’s written
amazing songs and we’ve been part of
a collaboration, which I think was
so important. However, there is
something in him that won’t allow me
or give me the room to express
myself and my ideas. To be fair, I’m
sure he would admit that he wouldn’t
have a career if it hadn’t been for
me. The same way I wouldn’t have if
it weren’t for him. We all learned
together as musicians and writers.
He wants everything and it’s sad.
There are some things that we have
to mutually agree for this to ever
work. The Kinks are not The Kinks
without Dave Davies and, of course,
they’re not without Ray Davies. So
you need Ray and Dave to make it
work. There are some very simple
things that I’ve asked him to
address, but he is always changing
his mind. He'll agree to something
and then when push comes to shove
he’ll change his mind on it. It’s
kind of sad that he won’t address
these things and these are things
that I need. With that said, I’m
still sure me and Ray will work on
something as The Kinks once again. "
is your brother doing? I hear he's
touring next year, for the first time
since his stroke in 2004. It’s
incredible, wonderful news. I think
he’s just testing the waters to see
how he can cope on tour. I would love
to play with him again. Two of my —
well, I have other reasons to live,
but one of them is to make his life as
difficult as possible, and the other
is to make music with him, because out
of that difficulty sometimes comes
this incredible creative spark of
energy and performance."
Davies in CLASSIC ROCK aug 09: “I might have to cut my
throat before any Kinks reunion.”
going to do something with
Mick Avory and some of the
other surviving members"
latest on the Kinks reunion?" "Well,
I'm going to do something with Mick
Avory and some of the other
surviving members. That's a
certainty. Whether it's involving my
brother or not is really down to him.
The invitation's there. Have I heard
from Dave at all?. No, he keeps a
fairly low profile. It would be nice
to do it, but I'd only do it if
there was new music there. I
couldn't just do the reunion thing.
I moght cut my troat if I had to do
BBC News, 5 November 2008: By Ian Youngs Music reporter,
Kinks start work on comeback The Kinks have begun writing new
songs ahead of a possible reunion, singer Ray Davies has said. "We've
started a little bit of this and that," he told BBC News. But it
is too early to judge the quality, he said. "It depends if
there's good music. We want good new music. I'd like to do it as
a more collaborative thing than we used to do.""
21 May 2008:
"at least four new tracks"
From the interview: "If the brothers can and do reunite
as songwriters, a full-blown reunion is pretty much a given.
Says Ray, “I speak to [drummer] Mick Avory and [bassist
Peter] Quaife, the originals, and I think the different
incarnations of The Kinks would be good to actually get
together. They’ve all contributed over the years. They would
like to do it, and, as I say, Dave’s getting a lot better.
It’s a case of, ‘When you’re ready, let’s get together
and see if there’s any new music we can do, because I really
do believe that you should try to do something new. That would
be the deal breaker—that we make at least four new
Estranged rockers might reunite An Article on 2008 reunion (possible)
Led Zeppelin, The Pogues, The Kinks, The B-52s, My Bloody Valentine,
The Jam, The Verve, The Jackson 5
The Kinks they write:
"Who: The beloved architects of British garage rock,
The Kinks are the only British Invasion band with all original
members still alive. Leader Ray Davies told the British press
last month that he'd like to get together with the original
lineup for a reunion to commemorate a long-overdue box set due
Brothers Dave and Ray Davies, bassist Pete Quaife and drummer
Mick Avory, the original lineup that has not played together
as a whole since 1969.
Danger: Ray and
Dave are rock's most famous feuding brothers, making the
Gallaghers in Oasis look like the Hardy Boys.
Reality check: No
confirmed dates yet. On his Web site, Dave Davies wrote,
"I wouldn't mind or rather consider doing some shows with
Ray purely in respect for the great body of work we have both
been fortunate to have been involved in over the years. And
for the fans, of course. And the money. Don't forget the money.""
Kinks to Reunite?
1/2/2008 By Jess Zalameda
Rumours of a possible tour and new recording from the four
original members of British rock pioneers the Kinks – Ray and
Dave Davies, Mick Avory and Pete Quaife – may very well come to
fruition in 2008. But this depends on whom you choose to believe.
Read more? Use the link.
Davies to Harp magazine about a The Kinks reunion:
Part of me thinks it would be really cool
"To the never-ending barrage of questions about a
Kinks reunion, he replies, almost matter-of-factly, “Part of
me thinks it would be really cool if it was done for the right
reasons. But I feel I want to keep moving in the direction
I’m going. If it means the Kinks can do something as well,
"At Ray's show in York last night, he talked again about wanting
to get the Kinks back together and work with them on something."
Dave Davies on Dave
Davies Message Board:
There are no immediate plans for me and Ray
to play together as the Kinks just yet.
We have discussed this at length. There are several
business and personal issues to take into consideration
before this would be at all possible. I have not played on
any of Rays new stuff. Neither has he performed on my latest
CD 'Fractured Mindz' or any of my solo work. I am busy
promoting and working on my own projects at the moment and
If there are any plans to do Kinks shows in the future be
assured that Me and Ray would be the first to know before
any speculative or misinformed well wisher or self-promoting
drunk for that matter.
Sometimes some of the references and crap posted on this
board lately fill me with 'dismay'. Fortunately I don't have
the time to read it all. I am sure the majority of
contributors are sincere and well meaning. But if you have
nothing intelligent or caring or interesting to say except
rant about meaningless garble, gossip or hear say then stay
away. If the Kinks and our legacy means anything to you then
show some respect for the artists and people who created it.
If intellectual choas and emotional disorder and dysfunction
fills your minds then you are all well suited for the funny
farm but I won't be joining you. I have far more important
things to do with my Life as indeed you should ALL have. A
few of you out there and you know who you are really should
now grow up. Have fun but also please have some common sense
and common decency.
Let Peace, Love and health be with you all.
inside: Dave is beginning to accept
the possibility of a reunion.
"THE KINKS star DAVE
DAVIES' has hinted he is happy to put the past
behind him and respond to brother RAY's
plea for a reunion.
........... Dave is beginning to accept the
possibility of a reunion.
He says, "I haven't toured since my illness,
but one day soon I hope to go back on the
Ray Davies: "I never say never."
Earlier this year Ray told us that he had been discussing working with Dave
again, if they both felt it was right: "I think what we'll do, we'll sit down and see if there's any music we feel is relevant, relevant to do, and if so we'll go into the studio and record it and maybe play
dates. I never say never."
reunion exclusive Ray
Davies tells 6 of plans to record with
trying to track down my brother, see how he's
doing. Maybe he could guest on a few tracks. But
we'll see". He added: "I spoke to him
before I went on my last tour in America, and he's
really on the mend. He's playing again, so it's a
got to be new music. We can't just play the old hits"
Ray Davies about a forthcoming meeting with brother Dave.
In our poll Mick
Avory, Pete Quaife, John Dalton, and John Gosling together
gets 88% of the votes when we asked our readers who to join
Who fans would like to see in the lineup if there were a
The poll has concluded.
A The Kinks Reunion?
the results - Here is the band?
Pete Quaife, bass
John Dalton, bass
John Gosling, keyboards
Jim Rodford, bass
Ian Gibbons, keyboards
Bob Henrit, drums
The Kinks Reunion?
And after the
summer tour :
"There's got to be new music. We can't just play the
Ray Davies about a forthcoming meeting with brother Dave.
Someone have to join them in the
You can choose
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Expiration date for The Poll: 01.09.06 (d.m.y)
the polls: The Kinks Reunion? (Data
"RAY DAVIES CONFIRMS KINKS REUNION Movie & Entertainment News provided by World Entertainment News Network
(www.wenn.com) 2006-05-30 09:15:09 - Veteran rocker RAY DAVIES is planning a summer reunion with his brother and former THE KINKS bandmate DAVE DAVIES to discuss reforming the British band. Former frontman Ray admits his rocky relationship with his brother has improved since Dave suffered a stroke in summer 2004 and they are planning to write new songs
together. Ray says, "My brother has been sick for the past
year. but I'm going to get together with him and we're going to see if the music is still
there. "There's got to be new music. We can't just play the old hits."
FIRST SOLO FLIGHT
Had you flirted with the idea of a solo album before?
"It never really crossed my mind, because it's hard for me to think of myself as a solo artist."
York Post 2:
"I still find it difficult to come to terms with it. I liked being in the Kinks because my
brother did most of the work, and I could
stand on one side and talk to
"if the music feels right, I
reports from SXSW:
- "Davies said he will be touring with a full and hard rocking band, playing his newly released album "Other People's Lives." He has also been writing an album for a New Orleans high school marching band that he met when living in a house near the school."-
Ray Davies Speaking to Radio 4's Front Row: "It's finding a voice after spending
most of my life in a band called The Kinks, a wonderful band, I love all the
work I've done with them, I hope to do more one day, who knows." link 280206 kaa
ALMOST TEN YEARS:
Ray Davies in Rolling Stone Feb 10, 2006 9:36 AM:(Posted)
"I met them all again last week and we had dinner....
I got the feeling that there was still something special there." Here
are the link to the interview
21/09/2005 21:03: "DAVE DAVIES is hopeful he can persuade his brother RAY to agree to reform the legendary British band." more
Dave: "It could be as easy as picking up the telephone" more
and difficult " more The
pictures of Ray and Dave is taken on the Kinks
last concert; at the Norwegian Wood Festival in
Oslo, June 15, 1996, by Jan Øivind
LOOK HERE! Ray doesn't close the door
"Ray Davies is open for The Kinks
Ray Davies is not closing the door for new meetings with The Kinks.
- My brother wants to, the others want to, maybe me too
We have to
see, says the poplegend."
Ray Davies öppen för The Kinks
Ray Davies stänger inte dörren för nya
möten med The Kinks.
- Min bror vill, de andra vill,
jag kanske vill.
Vi får se, säger poplegendaren.
Still hope! Ray Davies: "I don't know at this point if we're going to play again."
In an interview 10 September 2004 in the independent.co.uk Ray Davies get this question from Ian
"So what of The Kinks, who last played together in June 1996 in Norway?"
Ray answers: "They're dead. No, they can't be dead. I'm having to deal with them every day so they're still very much alive. I don't know at this point if we're going to play again. But we are all speaking and friendly." He adds that he is sifting through a cache of newly discovered tracks, which may be released soon."