The Kinks: Ray Davis vs. Dave Davies
The battles of Dave Davies (the Kinks' founder and lead guitarist) and Ray Davies (the principal singer and songwriter) are legendary: onstage, offstage, in the studio, in the backs of cars. Ray throws curry at Dave to emphasize a point; Dave gets into a heated argument with Ray and then ends up with a black eye when he tells off the drummer for not taking his side. "Nothing good ever happened without a fight of some kind," Dave said. "As the years wore on, the struggles became greater, the battles more brutal, the mind games more intense, weirder, and the lows much lower." Whether or not the two can put aside their differences for a reunion tour has been the subject of dozens of news stories over the past few years.