That Time the Kinks Embraced Country on ‘Muswell Hillbillies’
The Kinks had a rocky romance with the U.S. After the band’s initial burst of fame in the mid-’60s, it was banned from touring in the States for four years, due to “rowdy” performances. In the ensuing years, the group’s…
Dean Ween on ‘Dickey Betts,’ a Kinks Reunion and Creating ‘Original Classic Rock': Exclusi…
Dean Ween talks about paying tribute to Dickey Betts, why the Kinks should get back together, and what he'd do if a bandmate slept with his wife.
Kinks’ Early Albums Collected in New Vinyl Mono Box
A highlight of this upcoming set, simply dubbed 'The Mono Collection,' is the previously out-of-print U.S. mono mix of Live at Kelvin Hall.
35 Years Ago: The Kinks Enter the ’80s With ‘Give the People What They Want’
The Kinks released 'Give the People What They Want' in August 1981.
Dave Davies Again Sets the Record Straight on the ‘You Really Got Me’ Guitar Tone
Dave Davies took exception to an article that claimed a fight with his brother led to the distorted guitar tone on the Kinks' first hit.
The Story of the Kinks’ Rush-Released Second Album, ‘Kinda Kinks’
It's important to remember that things moved a whole lot faster in the music biz back in the '60s.
Top 10 Dave Davies Kinks Riffs
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 brother of the band's singer and songwriter Ray Davies -- probably wrote three and a half ri…
Revisiting That Time Ray Davies Was Shot in New Orleans
Like many British rockers of his generation, Ray Davies has a big crush on America.