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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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Kinks – Best Classic Rock Artists A-Z

As the inventors of the power chord, the Kinks created a sonic template that has defined rock music since. If that were their only contribution, it would probably still be enough for them to represent the letter "K...

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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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Top 10 Ray Davies Lyrics

Ray Davies and the Kinks were so wildly creative in their time, they’re considered godfathers of punk, metal, Britpop, indie rock and more, thanks to the band's music...

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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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The Beatles Vs. The Kinks – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Finals

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.

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The Rolling Stones Vs. The Kinks – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame Semifinals

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.

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Top 10 Kinks Songs

More than any of their contemporaries, the Kinks stormed through three decades with a natural survival instinct that rarely compromised their ideals...

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