Ray Davies Says Kinks Film In the Works, Reunion Unlikely

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The Kinks will be the subject of an upcoming feature-length film directed by music video vet Julien Temple, who also helmed the 2007 doc Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten, frontman Ray Davies told The Independent (via Spinner.) While Davies didn't say whether the film will be a documentary or a biopic, Temple did tell the Generalist in 2007 that his next project would be a doc on the "You Really Got Me" band called Kinkdom Come. Temple previously directed music videos for the Kinks' "Come Dancing" and "Don't Forget To Dance."

In November 2008, after a series of rumors about the Kinks finally reuniting, Rock Daily reported that the band — Davies, his brother Dave Davies and drummer Mick Avory — had gotten back together to perform music. While that's still the case, Ray Davies said it's unlikely the band will officially reunite. "I will continue to play with ex-band members like Mick Avory from time to time. With Dave, a lot of it is psychological. I'll guide him in, and coerce and nurture him, and when the time is right I suppose I'll even shout at him again," Ray Davies said.

Dave Davies, who famously fought with his brother during the band's run, suffered a stroke in 2004. Ray Davies told the Independent his brother is improving enough that he's able to drive an automobile again. "I'll work with Dave, and whatever he can play we'll create something around it together. We'll function just fine like that," Ray said, adding that "I gotta tell you — I miss the Kinks."

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