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.'
By the mid ‘70s, Ray Davies was so immersed in theatrical rock operas, he probably hadn’t noticed that he had lost all but the most devoted of the Kinks’ fans. The band’s string of albums in the first half of the decade was steady and, for the most part, forgettable: ‘Everybody’s in Show-Biz,’ the two-act ‘Preservation' series, ‘Soap Opera,’ ‘Schoolboys in Disgrace.’ Can anyone name more than two songs from these five records?
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.
After a bracket-busting upset in the previous round, the finals of the first-ever Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame election pits the Beatles against the Kinks. You have one week to choose which of the two will be the first band to earn this 100% fan-voted honor.
Two of the most famous bands of all time -- the Rolling Stones and the Kinks -- square off against each other in the semifinal round of the first-ever 100% fan-voted Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame election.
More than any of their contemporaries, the Kinks stormed through three decades with a natural survival instinct that rarely compromised their ideals. Their early garage rock days are the most celebrated, and t
We're not going to lie to you. Most of the awesomely tight power-chord riffs that Dave Davies played for the Kinks sounded pretty much the same. When you get right down to it, Davies -- the younger brothe
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