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Kinks Still Considering 50th Anniversary Reunion

Dave and Ray Davies are still discussing the possibility of a reunion to celebrate the Kinks' 50th anniversary.

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Kinks Reunion Is ‘As Close As It’s Ever Been to Happening’

Back in September, guitarist Dave Davies said there was a "50-50" chance of the Kinks reuniting. Apparently, those numbers are getting better by the day.

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45 Years Ago: The Kinks Release ‘Village Green Preservation Society’

‘The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society’ was both ahead of and behind the times when the British rockers released the album in November 1968. A critical success, but commercial disappointment at the time, the ‘Village Green’ LP eventually became the Kinks’ bestselling studio album, prompting frontman Ray Davies to once refer to it as “the most successful flop of all time.”

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Ray Davies Announces New Album, Teases Kinks Reunion

It's been a few years since Ray Davies released an album of new material, but it looks like the wait for his next studio LP might soon be over -- and the future could even bring a few treats for long-suffering Kinks fans in the bargain.

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Dave Davies Says There’s a 50/50 Chance of Kinks Tour

It's up to Ray Davies to decide if and when the Kinks reunite for a tour in 2014. But Dave Davies, the band's guitarist, makes it clear that he's up for it. In fact, he says he told his brother that now is the time because they're not getting any younger.

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The Day Ray Davies Temporarily Quit the Kinks

For Ray Davies, personal issues came to a head in July 1973, when he announced onstage that he was quitting the Kinks.

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The Kinks Reveal ‘Muswell Hillbillies’ Reissue Details

The Kinks's 1971 'Muswell Hillbillies' album was a critical success, but a commercial flop. The album -- their ninth -- will be reissued this fall with an abundance of bonus tracks. The original album included 12 songs; the reissue will contain 25.

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Kinks Guitarist Dave Davies Announces New Solo Album

Former Kinks guitarist Dave Davies will return from a six-year solo recording break on June 4 when he releases his sixth full-length collection of original studio recordings, the defiantly titled 'I Will Be Me.'

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The Kinks Inducted Into Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame

Congratulations to the Kinks, who have narrowly defeated the Beatles to become the first band nominated into the 100% fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

It all started with a couple of power chords fed through a modified guitar amp. Actually, it all started with an underwhelming cover of Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’ in February 1964. But no one really remembers that, and it doesn’t matter. So, it all started when Dave Davies struck the first distorted chord of ‘You Really Got Me’ and his brother Ray stepped up to the mic to deliver one of rock’s most defining songs.

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Queen, Kinks, David Bowie Covered on New Melvins Album

The Melvins -- one of rock's most creative, unique and prolific bands -- will include covers of songs from Queen, the Kinks, and David Bowie on their upcoming album, 'Everybody Loves Sausages.'

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The Kinks’ Ray Davies Appears At Staging of His ‘Child’s Play’ Musical

Friday evening (Dec. 16), Ray Davies, former frontman of the Kinks, made a special appearance at Coniston Institute in Cumbria, England, where production was underway for his new musical, ‘Child’s Play.’

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The Kinks Found in Vault – Destroyer!

One of the last chart appearances from this classic 60's & 70's British act came in 1981.  'Give The People What They Want' was a pretty big album, surprisingly, from an old "has been" band trying to compete with the new wave of talent (or maybe, lack of) coming through at the time.  ...

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