It turns out that the Kinks reunion that nobody thought would happen may actually happen. That’s the word from Ray Davies at least, who told reporters that he was not only interested in touring with his old band again, but that he would also be open to the idea of writing and recording new music with his brother Dave.
In an interview with the Sunday Times, Ray Davies admitted that he and Dave had been in discussions over reuniting the band for their upcoming 50th anniversary. However, both Davies brothers are interested in doing something more than just getting back together to play the old hits. “We both agree we don’t want to do old stuff or tour with past hits,” Ray said. “It’s got to be something new.”
The Kinks broke up in 1996 amid tension between the Davies brothers, but the two reportedly reconciled in recent years during the production of Sunny Afternoon, a musical based on the band’s songs.
You can read Dave Davies’ thoughts on the Kinks’ first taste of success with 1964’s “You Really Got Me” here.