Are The Kinks reuniting at last?

The Kinks, from left, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Mick Avory, Ian Gibbons, Jim Rodford. (Times file 1983)
The Kinks, from left, Dave Davies, Ray Davies, Mick Avory, Ian Gibbons, Jim Rodford. (Times file 1983)
Published June 27 2018
Updated June 27 2018

We've heard this rumor before but this time it comes from Ray Davies: The Kinks are getting back together to record a new album.

Davies, the frontman behind the English rock band whose career spanned the '60s through the '90s, told the BBC that he'll join bandmates Dave Davies and Mick Avory in the studio soon.

"We've been talking about it because I've got all these songs that I wrote, then the band — not broke up, we parted company — and I think it's kind of an appropriate time to do it," Ray said, according to a report in Variety.

The band made a name for themselves with signature tunes such as You Really Got Me and Lola. They toured well into the '80s and found new fans with songs like Destroyer and Come Dancing.

The Kinks seemingly called it quits around 1996 as members released memoirs and began working on solo projects. Simmering animosity between brothers Ray and Dave have kept them largely apart until now. The Kinks were inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

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