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Ray Davies Proclaims He's 'Negotiating' Kinks Reunion

10/6/2013 3:34am EDT
Ray Davies
Ray Davies has fueled talk of a The Kinks reunion to mark the band's 50th anniversary next year, revealing, "It's negotiating".

The renowned musician was asked about the chances of reforming the band he founded with his brother Dave during an appearance on a BBC TV breakfast show and he revealed the feuding siblings are at least talking about the possibilities of a get together.

He said, "I'm not sure... There's got to be new music involved. I'm proud of the back catalogue... but I was talking to my brother two weeks ago and as long as there's something new to go forward with... I'd do ...

The Eurythmics Among 2013 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Nominees

10/11/2012 9:53am EDT
Steven Tyler, Annie Lennox and Stevie Nicks are among the artists who will be competing for a place in the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Tyler is joined in the list of nominees by his Aerosmith bandmate and writing partner Joe Perry, while Lennox's Eurythmics collaborator Dave Stewart is also included, along with Nicks' Fleetwood Mac co-stars Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie.

Blues legend B.B. King and The Kinks' Ray Davies are also among the nominees for the 2013 inductees.

Voting ends in December and the chosen artists will be inducted at a gala ceremony in New York City on J...

Spice Girls, The Who & More U.K. Acts Close London Olympics

8/13/2012 8:42am EDT
Victoria Beckham
Last night's London Olympics closing ceremony included performances by The Who, the reunited Spice Girls, Muse, One Direction and Queen guitarist Brian May.

Composer David Arnold and Kim Gavin's "A Symphony of British Music" extravaganza kicked off with Scottish singer Emeli Sande performing "Read All About It" to a stadium packed with fans.

Madness, the Pet Shop Boys, One Direction and The Kinks frontman Ray Davies also performed before the 10,800 athletes of the Games marched into the arena.

George Michael, the Kaiser Chiefs, Annie Lennox and Fatboy Slim also took the stage, as did Ed ...

Happy 60th Birthday, Chrissie Hynde!

9/7/2011 9:31am EDT
Chrissie Hynde
She has been the "Talk Of The Town" for decades, and now we get to salute the great Pretender herself - Chrissie Hynde turns 60 today.

The Ohio-born rocker was a big part of the burgeoning London punk scene in the mid-to-late 1970s after leaving Akron for the excitement of England and her experiences there gave her the confidence to form her own band, The Pretenders, who have been chart-busting and paving the way for a collection of female-led rock acts - and some male ones too.

With hits like "Back on the Chain Gang," "Don't Get Me Wrong," "Stop Your Sobbing," "Kid and Brass in Pocket," ...

The Kinks Hits Used In New School Play

9/4/2011 9:07pm EDT
Ray Davies
Former Kinks rocker Ray Davies has shunned the bright lights of London's West End theater district and turned the band's classics into a school musical.

The British star has been working on "Child's Play," which chronicles the last 60 years of cultural and political life in the U.K., and it will be performed for the first time in London's Southbank center Sunday by teenage students from Cumbria, north-west England.

A slew of The Kinks' hits, such as "Waterloo Sunset," "All Day and All of the Night" and "Dead End Street," will be featured in the production, although Davies himself will not...

Keith Richards & Mick Jagger Top Rock Feuds List

11/25/2010 11:45am EST
Rolling Stones
Keith Richards and Mick Jagger's on/off feud has handed the Rolling Stones bandmates the top spot on a new list of warring rockers.

The duo has beaten Simon & Garfunkel to the number one position on Rolling Stone magazine's new Greatest Rock Feuds Of All Time countdown.

The publication's editors handed the Brits top place following the pair's recent falling out over extracts in Richards' new biography Life, in which the guitarist mocked the frontman's "tiny dodger", among a series of surprising jibes.

The top five list is:

1. Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
2. Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel

Cambodian Adventure 'Sleepwalking Through The Mekong', From Dengue Fever, On DVD April 14

2/22/2009 9:00am EST
Dengue Fever
-"An engagingly different rock 'n 'roll documentary," According to Daily Variety, includes DVD and CD Soundtrack Which Celebrates The Music and Culture of Cambodia

-Tour Dates for Australia, New Zealand and United States Confirmed

M80 Music announced that the documentary film Sleepwalking Through The Mekong, will be released on April 14, 2009 as two-disc set via Nail Distribution and online via IODA. The package features a DVD and a CD soundtrack of the film.

Sleepwalking Through The Mekong chronicles the journey taken by Los Angeles based Khmer rock band Dengue Fever (www.m...

Hall & Oates 'Live At The Troubadour' Out Nov. 25; See Four Songs From The DVD Here!

11/21/2008 7:00pm EST
Hall & Oates
In May 2008, Daryl Hall and John Oates took the stage at the legendary Troubadour for the first time since playing their earliest Los Angeles shows there 35 years before. The best performances from this much anticipated two-night concert, which included hits such as "Maneater," "Private Eyes," "Rich Girl," "Sara Smile" and "Kiss On My List," will be made available in three formats – DVD, Blu-Ray, and a 1-DVD/2-CD combo, via Shout! Factory on November 25.

"John and I have a lot of great memories associated with performing at the Troubadour, since it was our first show in LA," said Daryl...

Switches To Tour With She Wants Revenge, Be Your Own Pet & The Virgins

5/18/2008 12:00pm EDT
"Well, the idea was a band, but we're really a neurotic bunch of obsessive compulsive weirdos," Switches singer Matt Bishop says.

The neurotic obsessive-compulsive weirdos, pulled through impressively and way fantastically, and on March 18, 2008 Switches released their debut album, Lay Down The Law, produced by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith) on Interscope.

Strangely, Switches, who now all live in London, came together naturally and easily. Matt grew up in Southend (a low-rent seaside town, something like the old Asbury Park neighbourhood) and formed the band while at college:...

Celebrity Birthdays, June 21

6/21/2007 3:00am EDT
Juliette Lewis
Happy Birthday to The Killers singer Brandon Flowers (1981), Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger (1976), actress/singer Juliette Lewis (1973), "The Matrix" director Larry Wachowski (1965), actor Doug Savant (1964), country singer Kathy Mattea (1959), actor Leigh McCloskey (1955), "Dances With Wolves" actor Robert Pastorelli (1954; d. 2004), musician Nils Lofgren (1951), "Family Ties" stars Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter (1947), American musician Brenda Holloway (1946), The Kinks singer Ray Davies (1944), actress Mariette Hartley (1940), "Cocoon" actress Maureen Stapleton (1925; d. 2006), and...

British Pop Icons Erasure Announce New Studio Album, 'Light At The End Of The World,' Due May 22

4/20/2007 8:00pm EDT
Erasure-the iconic British pop duo of Andy Bell and Vince Clark who've sold more than 20 million albums worldwide-have released their new single "I Could Fall in Love With You" through Mute on April 3. The song is taken from their new album Light At The End Of The World due out May 22. Coming after 2006's Union Street-an acoustic album of drastically rearranged lesser-known Erasure songs that was recorded with a full band and underlined the enduring quality of the material--Light At The End Of The World is a potent return to classic, totally electronic Erasure form as last heard on 2005's ...

2006: Year In Music (Pt. 1)

12/31/2006 12:00pm EST
Arctic Monkeys
From Arctic Monkeys to Zutons to Britney's divorce to the most overplayed song of the year (hint: it's not James Blunt's You're Beautiful), 2006 was unmatched in musical diversity. There were albums we didn't even realize came out and artists we didn't even realize were still around. There were reunions and breakups too. Here's a brief summary of 2006: The Year in Music...

The new year kicked off somewhat quietly; however, it was the debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, from the Arctic Monkeys, the band that U.S. critics bashed despite storming to the top of the...

Locksley: The Only Unsigned Band With A Video On MTV

10/16/2006 11:44am EDT
Wisconsin is one of those Midwest states that we all assume is running rampant with overweight Miller High Life drinking blue collar boys at Lambeau Field. Not exactly where you'd imagine the next Brit-Pop sensations coming from, that's for sure. This is a state better known for their cheese and... um, well yeah just cheese, than their good taste in music. But their latest export, Locksley, will be changing that stereotype soon enough.

Having relocated to the more "musically-respectable" neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Locksley is well on their way to becoming everyone's favorite new band. ...

The Pretenders' First Two Albums Expanded With Bonus Discs of Live and Unreleased Music; Out Oct. 3

9/26/2006 12:36pm EDT
Despite only releasing two albums, the legacy of the Pretenders' original lineup still looms large. Singer Chrissie Hynde; guitarist James Honeyman Scott; bassist Pete Farndon; and drummer Martin Chambers scored back-to-back Top 10 albums on both sides of the Atlantic in 1980 and 1981. Rhino adds to the iconic band's canon with double-disc editions of the Pretenders' debut and follow-up that feature live cuts, demos, and previously unreleased tracks; both re-releases are due October 3.

Two years after the band formed in London, Sire issued the Pretenders' full-length debut in 1980, whi...

Celebrity Birthdays, June 21

6/21/2006 3:00am EDT
Juliette Lewis
Happy Birthday to The Killers singer Brandon Flowers (1981), Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger (1976), actress/singer Juliette Lewis (1973), "The Matrix" director Larry Wachowski (1965), actor Doug Savant (1964), country singer Kathy Mattea (1959), actor Leigh McCloskey (1955), "Dances With Wolves" actor Robert Pastorelli (1954; d. 2004), musician Nils Lofgren (1951), "Family Ties" stars Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter (1947), American musician Brenda Holloway (1946), The Kinks singer Ray Davies (1944), actress Mariette Hartley (1940), "Cocoon" actress Maureen Stapleton (1925; d. 2006), and...

New CDs This Week (Nov. 22)

11/22/2005 11:15am EST
System of a Down
This week is a big one for CD releases with a number of new albums coming out in time for the holiday shoppping blitz. Some of the notable discs include new ones from System of a Down, Jamie Foxx, Chamillionaire, Enya and Juelz Santana; live albums from John Mayer, John Legend, Michael Buble, Bouncing Souls and Queens Of The Stone Age; some interesting collections from Notorious B.I.G., Britney Spears and Big Boi; and whole lot more. Check out this list of noteworthy releases for Tuesday, November 22nd...

Alexisonfire/Moneen - Split EP

Ana Bárbara - Dos en Uno

Bee Gees - Love Songs...

Guests & Musical Acts on Conan This Month

11/2/2005 4:47pm EST
NBC has announced the guests and musical performers on Late Night With Conan O'Brien for the rest of November. Guests on the show this month include Jennifer Aniston, Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan Reynolds and Eva Longoria; plus musical performances by Green Day, Neil Young, Big & Rich and many more. The full list is below...

These listings are subject to change. More performers/guests are still TBA. Check local listings for exact showtimes.

Wednesday, Nov. 2:

Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Krasinski, Neil Young

Thursday, Nov. 3:

Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Young