Ray Davies has been discussing his current relationship with his brother, Dave, and the possiblility of further Kinks activity. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Davies said, "Over the years, I've been doing a few new tracks with Mick [Avory], our original drummer."
Ray Davies has been discussing his current relationship with his brother, Dave, and the possiblility of further Kinks activity.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Davies said, “Over the years, I’ve been doing a few new tracks with Mick [Avory], our original drummer.”
He also discussed the ongoing issues between Avory and Dave Davies, saying: “Those guys have been at each other’s throats for 50 years… I don’t work for the United Nations. I’m just a musician. I had a drink with Mick last week, and I asked, ‘What happened to you guys?’ They shared a house in the 1960s. I think some things went on there that created a rivalry… It’s like a bad Harold Pinter play.”
It was put to Davies that his brother, Dave, doesn’t want a potential Kinks tour to be the Ray Davies show, with the younger Davies in the corner, Ray Davies replied: “I don’t understand what that’s about. If we do a Kinks show, we’re the Kinks. Ray stands on the right of the stage and Dave stands on the left. Look, my brother is very intelligent. He’s a good writer. We actually put down a few demos last Christmas. He came to see me, and he played me a couple of new songs.”
When asked whether there would be a new tour in 2015, Davies answered: “I don’t know about next year. I’m doing a studio album of my songs from my book Americana, and I’m going to do a small tour. As for the Kinks, I have to talk to Dave.”
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