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Ray Davies Urges Liam Gallagher To Get Together With Estranged Brother Noel

The Come Dancing singer, who is a neighbour of the former Oasis frontman in North London, has famously feuded with his own sibling and ex-bandmate Dave for years, and he doesn't want the...

Jennifer Lopez 'Planning Musical Based On Her Life'

The singer-and-actress sang about her rags to riches story on her top 10 hit Jenny from the Block, and now insiders say the premise could be made into a stage show. “Jen thinks her life...

Ray Davies Calls Talks Of A The Kinks Reunion 'Romantic'

The Sunny Afternoon singer called notions of a reunion "romantic" as the West End show based on his songs extended its hit run to October. Sunny Afternoon, a musical created by singer and playwright Joe...

The Kinks' Ray And Dave Davies Reunite On Stage After 20 Years

The British rockers formally split in 1996 and the siblings subsequently carried on a rivalry in the public eye. However, over the past few years, a reunion between the two has seemed...

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's Comments About His Son

The Kinks star Dave Davies has taken aim at filmmaker/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),...

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),...

Feuding Davies Brothers Have Been Writing New Material Together

Ray and Dave Davies have put their long-running sibling feud to one side to start work on new songs for a potential The Kinks reunion.In a new interview, Ray reveals he and his younger brother...

Ray And Dave Davies Work Together

Ray and Dave Davies have been recording together.The Kinks disbanded in 1996 partly due to creative tension between the pair, and though guitarist Dave has said he is concerned a reunion show would only focus...

Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper And Gloria Estefan Up For Songwriting Hall Of Fame

Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds' are being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.The organisation has announced its 2015 nominees and also among the performing songwriters being considered for inclusion...

Ray Davies: 'I Will Not Retire'

The Kinks star Ray Davies has vowed to keep working for as long as he can because he fears he will "fall apart" if he retires.The veteran rocker, who turned 70 in June (14), is...

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...

The Kinks: 'There Will Be No Reunion Without Ray And Dave Davies'

The Kinks have dismissed reports suggesting the band is set to reunite without former singer and guitarist Dave Davies for an upcoming 50th anniversary get together.Ray Davies recently hinted that a reunion would move forward...

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 Kinks 50th Anniversary Reunion Might Not Feature Dave Davies

Ray Davies' planned The Kinks 50th anniversary reunion may well go ahead without his former bandmate and brother Dave.The feuding siblings met recently to discuss a get together with Mick Avory, and frontman Ray has...

Ray Davies Mourning Death Of Second Sister

The Kinks rocker Ray Davies has been rocked by tragedy again following the death of his sister Rosie just weeks after he lost his elder sibling Joyce.The veteran musician missed his induction into America's Songwriters...

The Kinks Refute Jimmy Page Report In New Documentary

The Kinks rocker Dave Davies has spoken out to dismiss a report suggesting Jimmy Page played guitar on their 1964 song You Really Got Me.Producers for a new Bbc Radio 2 documentary allege the Led...

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 Misses Hall Of Fame Induction After Sister's Death

The Kinks rocker Ray Davies was forced to miss his induction into America's Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday (12Jun14) following the death of his sister.The musician was one of the big names selected by...

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...

The Kinks Musical A Hit With Critics

A new British musical based on the early career of The Kinks has won high praise from critics, who have awarded the production top marks.Sunny Afternoon, named after the rockers' 1966 hit of the same...

The Kinks' Dave Davis On Toxic Relationship With Ray

The Kinks' Dave Davies claims his relationship with band mate and brother Ray is ''toxic.''The siblings haven't played together since 1996 after a number of arguments and the 67-year-old guitarist claims he doesn't want to...

Gisele BüNdchen Records Blondie Cover For H+m

Gisele Bündchen has turned her hand to singing for H&M's new campaign.The Brazilian bombshell has recorded a cover version of Blondie's 1979 anthem 'Heart of Glass', which will feature in the Swedish retailer's new summer...

Dave Davies Marks 50th Anniversary With U.k. Show

The Kinks star Dave Davies will perform onstage in the U.K. for the first time in 13 years to mark the band's 50th anniversary.The guitarist will perform at London's Barbican venue in the spring (14),...

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...

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