Ray Davies has announced that warring classic rockers The Kinks are finally at peace and will reunite for a new album.
Long before Noel and Liam Gallagher were the top feuding brothers in rock music, Kinks frontman Ray and his guitarist brother Dave’s testy relationship has prevented lucrative reunion tours while contemporaries like The Rolling Stones and The Who tolerated each other long enough to rake in the cash.
But finally, after many false starts, Ray Davies said in an interview on Monday (June 25) that he’s made peace with living Kinks members Dave and drummer Mick Avory, and they’ve agreed to make a new album.
During an interview with Channel 4 News, Ray even stopped the chat to take a call from Mick and quipped: “The Kinks are getting back together… in the pub at least!”
He later more seriously confirmed that there are intentions of “making a new Kinks album”, adding: “We’ve been talking about it because I’ve got all these songs that I wrote, then the band — not broke up, we parted company — and I think it’s kind of an appropriate time to do it.”
Ray said he was inspired to make peace with Dave and Mick after seeing The Rolling Stones’ most recent reunion tour.
“It won’t be well-organised like the Rolling Stones,” he continued. “But The Kinks will probably be playing the local bar.”
The Davies brothers walked away from the latter-day incarnation of The Kinks in the mid-1990s, with Ray going on to collaborate with drummer Mick Avory on a variety of solo projects.
In 2014, Dave Davies announced his return to the concert stage for the first time in 13 years to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Kinks with a limited series of live dates.
Original Kinks bassist Pete Quaife passed away following years of kidney trouble in 2010.
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