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20 Best Reissues of 2014

December 18, 2014

Reissues are now, more and more, like airplane flights: an à la carte experience. Historical releases this year by Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young came in multiple iterations, with the level of bells, whistles and deep...

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Ray Davies: 'If We Do a Kinks Show, We're the Kinks'

November 27, 2014

Kinks frontman Ray Davies wrote a staggering number of songs during the band's early years. For proof, look no further than The Anthology 1964-1971, a new 139-track collection that includes 25 unheard demos and outtakes. There's also talk of a Kinks tour,...

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Dave Davies Hopes To See Kinks Reunite In 2015

September 22, 2014

In an interview with Mojo last month, Ray Davies said he plans on reforming the Kinks next year - with or without his brother Dave. "He's invited to the party, but if he doesn't want to do it, [the reunion] will happen anyway," he reportedly...

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Kinks Refute BBC Doc Saying Jimmy Page Played on 'You Really Got Me'

July 10, 2014

The Kinks are refuting a new BBC Radio 2 documentary that once again alleges the long-debunked myth that Jimmy Page played on their 1964 hit, "You Really Got Me." Find Out Where the Kinks' 'You Really Got Me' Ranks on Our List of the 500 Greatest Songs...

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For Your Love: The Best of the Sixties British Invasion

June 2, 2014

Nattily attired, neatly coiffed and equipped with enough hooks and harmonies to win over the world, these British bands would colonize the radio charts throughout the 1960s (and, in some cases, keep conquering audiences for decades to come). The following...

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Dave Davies Delves Deep Into Past On New Solo Album

September 19, 2014

When Dave Davies began writing songs for his new solo LP Rippin Up Time (due in stores and Amazon/iTunes on October 28th) he had a very clear image in his head. "It was a photo of me and Ray," says the Kinks guitarist. "And someone had torn it in...

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Kinks May Reunite for First Time Since 1996

June 9, 2014

The Kinks split up in 1996, and there's many reasons fans doubted they'd ever get together again. Bassist Peter Quaife died in 2010. Guitarist Dave Davies has been at odds with drummer Mick Avory ever since a 1966 gig in Cardiff, Wales; Davies, angry...

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See Donovan and the New Hall of Fame Songwriters

February 11, 2014

The Songwriters Hall of Fame may have reached the end of the Alley: Former Kinks frontman Ray Davies and folk singer Donovan are among the five hitmakers entering the Hall this year. They join an increasing number of rock musicians, such as last year's...

2013

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Kinks Musical Coming to London

December 13, 2013

A new musical based on the life of Kinks frontman Ray Davies is coming to London next year. The BBC reports that Sunny Afternoon, named after the Kinks' 1966 hit, will use songs by the band to tell the story of Davies' early life as well as the rise of...

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Beatles Promoter Sid Bernstein Dead at 95

August 21, 2013

Legendary concert promoter Sid Bernstein, best known for booking the Beatles at New York's Shea Stadium in 1965, has died at age 95, according to the BBC. Find Out Which 10 Beatles Solo Songs RS Readers Named the Greatest Bernstein was a crucial figure...

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10 Banned Music Videos

May 9, 2013

When YouTube banned David Bowie's music video for "The Next Day," it seemed ironic, since the site is normally the best place to see once-banned videos. But YouTube says it's cool with Bowie now – that banning his racy, bloody, religious-themed...

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Dave Davies: 'Odds of a Kinks Tour in 2014 Are 50/50'

September 25, 2013

Dave Davies – Kinks guitarist, solo artist, founding father of punk rock – breezes through the door of a Manhattan diner looking every bit like the British rock royalty he is. Wearing a black floppy hat and bright pink neckerchief, he offers...

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Best Summer Songs of All Time

July 1, 2013

The summer song is one of rock's truest pleasures, be it a dance jam that dominates every backyard cookout or a sweet ode to cars, girls and partying at the beach. Here are our picks for the most sizzling summer jams ever – from unshakeable oldies...

2012

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Foster the People: Second Album to Feature 'More Grit'

June 13, 2012

In a recent interview with Billboard, Foster the People frontman Mark Foster discussed the band's upcoming second album and how they hope to follow the breakout success of last year's Torches. Citing the Clash and the Kinks as heavy influences, Foster...

2011

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Rock's Greatest Feuds

October 13, 2011
Album Review

Kinks

May 17, 2011

What kind of rock star celebrates turning 21 with a song called "Where Have All the Good Times Gone"? That would be Ray Davies. In the early Sixties, when all the other Swinging London mods were flying high on drugs and miniskirts, he and his...

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Jack White May Record Music For 'Schoolboys In Disgrace' Movie

June 6, 2011

Kinks frontman Ray Davies has confirmed that Jack White is in talks to record music for a film adaptation of the Kinks' 1975 concept album Schoolboys in Disgrace. "He's a great technical player and would bring some great anarchy to it, which is in keeping...

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Kinda Kinks

May 17, 2011

What kind of rock star celebrates turning 21 with a song called "Where Have All the Good Times Gone"? That would be Ray Davies. In the early Sixties, when all the other Swinging London mods were flying high on drugs and miniskirts, he and his...

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