The rivalry between Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks appears to have cooled for the time being. In a new interview, Ray said he and his younger brother worked together in the last 12 months.

"We actually put down a few demos last Christmas," he told Rolling Stone. "He came to see me, and he played me a couple of new songs."

Ray didn't add whether Dave wrote these for a a Kinks or solo effort, but he did have some nice words for Dave, calling him "very intelligent," a "good writer" and a "lovely bloke." That said, he did get in a slight dig, adding, "But he's got his way of thinking about things."

Davies said that his next project is an album of songs based on his 2013 book, 'Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story,' with a small tour to follow. As for a proper Kinks reunion, he's going to speak to his brother but we shouldn't get our hopes up. Last month, Ray said that another long-running feud within group Kinks -- between Dave and drummer Mick Avory -- has been preventing a proper reunion. He slightly expanded on those words to Rolling Stone. Equating it with a "war," Ray said, "They shared a house in the '60s. I think some things went on there that created a rivalry."