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No Kinks reunion on the cards, but Dave Davies won’t rule it out

By | Published on Wednesday 30 March 2011

Ray Davies

The Kinks are not currently planning to reform for the Ray Davies curated Meltdown festival in June, contrary to rumours to that effect. Meanwhile, guitarist Dave Davies has said any future reunion “would be down to Ray”, which I think means Ray would need to be extra nice to Dave, tensions still being high between the two brothers. Speaking to The Independent, Dave said that the long estranged brothers did meet up recently to sort out some “business, but nothing was resolved”.

As for how they now get on with each other, he said: “With great difficulty. Let’s just say that Ray can be… greedy emotionally. I don’t know when it happened but at some point Ray kind of lost the ability to share. Emotionally – not just with money. Even though that [money] would help. A lot. But having said that Ray is a vain, egocentric, narcissistic arsehole, I won’t have anybody call him that except me. Because I love him to death. He is my brother”.

Meltdown takes place on London’s Southbank from 10-19 Jun.