Are The Kinks' historically contentious Davies brothers finally ready to reunite on a new music project? Judging by recent comments made by the band's frontman, Ray Davies, and his brother and Kinks lead guitarist, Dave, the answer seems to be "maybe."
In a new interview with The Sunday Times of London, Ray revealed, "I met Dave only last week to talk about getting back together again. We've also spoken a few times on the phone and emailed. He's been composing his own songs, but I'd really like to write with him again."
Ray added that if he and Dave were to mount some kind of reunion, it would have to focus on new material. "We both agree we don't want to do old stuff or tour with past hits," explained Ray. "It's got to be something new."
As for Dave, he posted a response to Ray's commentson his official Facebook page saying only, "I met and talked with Ray but nothing has been agreed on yet."
While fans wait to find out if the Davies siblings will decide to collaborate again, both brothers have plenty of other projects to keep them busy.
Ray has written a musical called Sunny Afternoon that tells the story of The Kinks' early years and that recently finished a debut run of performances, and may move to London's West End. He's also working on a new solo album inspired by his recent memoir, Americana, as well as a mini-opera about the big-band era, as well as a country-and-Western musical. In addition, The Sunday Times reports that Davies has penned eight songs for a project commemorating the 100th birthday of the late Frank Sinatra, which takes place in December 2015.
Dave, meanwhile, has a new solo album in the works, and recently scheduled some U.S. tour dates in the fall.
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