The Kinks' guitarist DAVE DAVIES has hit out at his "spoilt" brother RAY's supposed show of support after his near fatal stroke last year (JUN04).

The feuding twosome have suffered a stormy relationship since their 1960s heyday, but when Ray insisted he had been taking care of his suffering sibling, Dave dismissed the claim as "b**locks".

He says, "That is so Ray. He likes to think he's the good guy. I had not seen him for about 10 months then.

"He was very sympathetic when I became ill, of course, but I've had great therapists. Ray's not been part of that.

"The problems started when I was three and I was born. I stole his thunder.

"He's been trying to make up for it ever since, he can't help himself. He's spoilt."