News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Monday, 30th January, 2023
3:32 pm -  Shel Talmy has posted the Blueprint of "Come On Now" and "End Of The Season" on Facebook.
 
 Friday, 27th January, 2023
9:10 am -  Johnny Cronin mentions The Kinks in these articles: here and here.
9:08 am -  Thom Widdett mentions The Kinks in this interview.
 
 Thursday, 26th January, 2023
10:40 am -  Here are some tweets about the suit Ray wore in the "Come Dancing" music video (scroll down to see the photos of it). Here's an interview (paywalled) with the owner Roger Burton.
10:34 am -  Here's a new cover of "Destroyer" by Blak29 with Jyrki 69, Tommy Victor and Johnny Kelly.
 
 Wednesday, 25th January, 2023
9:59 am -  "Father Christmas" is played at the end of episode 10 of season 1 of the Netflix series "Blockbuster".
 
 Tuesday, 24th January, 2023
1:17 pm -  There will be a tribute night to the Beatles and the Kinks this Thursday, 26 January, at Saint Tropez Cocktails in Barcelona, Spain.
12:49 pm -  According to this review, The Kinks are included in this new compilation of "British Toytown Pop". ("Phenomenal Cat" is the track included.)
9:14 am -  Here's a blog post (in Italian) on Muswell Hillbillies.
 
 Monday, 23rd January, 2023
9:19 am -  Dave, Ray and The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Chrissie Hynde.
9:17 am -  Here's an article on David Bowie's "Fashion" and The Kinks' "Dedicated Follower of Fashion".
9:15 am -  The Kinks are #20 in this list of classic pop rock bands.
9:07 am -  The Kinks' Golden Hour compilation is included in this article on favourite best-of collections.
9:04 am -  Here's a podcast (in Spanish) on The Kinks.
 
 Friday, 20th January, 2023
12:37 pm -  This article talks about a Kinks 60th anniversary vinyl giveaway.
 
 Wednesday, 18th January, 2023
2:27 pm -  Here's an article about Dave's Living On A Thin Line book (now out in hardcover).
2:26 pm -  According to this article, Ray is in a Slim Harpo documentary, debuting next week.
2:24 pm -  "Come Dancing" is mentioned (twice) in this article.
 
 Tuesday, 17th January, 2023
9:17 am -  Here’s a new "Lola" parody.
9:16 am -  VGPS is included in this article on Charlie Honey's album picks.
 
 Monday, 16th January, 2023
10:22 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The Blueprint of "Rainy Day In June" and "Too Much On My Mind" on Facebook.
10:20 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Chrissie Hynde.
10:17 am -  Here’s an article on "YRGM".
 
 Thursday, 12th January, 2023
1:02 pm -  Stan Endersby of Mapleoak talks about Pete Quaife in this interview.
 
 Wednesday, 11th January, 2023
6:53 pm -  Dave is quoted in this article on the death of Jeff Beck. And another one here.
 
 Monday, 9th January, 2023
9:45 am -  Here's a video of Wheat's performing "Starstruck" live in the studio.
9:44 am -  Here's a video montage put to "Waterloo Sunset".
9:34 am -  Phobia is in this article on albums turning 30 in 2023.
 
 Friday, 6th January, 2023
1:20 pm -  Richard Littlejohn parodies "A Well Respected Man" in this article.
9:14 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is #1 in this article on songs about London.
 
 Thursday, 5th January, 2023
4:15 pm -  Here's a cover of "Days" by Emma Gilmour.
 
 Tuesday, 3rd January, 2023
10:39 am -  Here's a new cover of "INLEE" by James Walker.
9:13 am -  From Henny Stahli (ex-The Kinky2): "In 1999 I recorded a radioplay with some Kinks-songs and a few of my own, together with guitarplayer Jos Meulman, titled End Of The Season - A Radioplay by YUROW. Recently I re-mixed and re-mastered the radioplay to bring it up to a '2023-standard'. I've put it on YouTube. If you got 53 minutes to spare, please have a go. Best with headphones! Kinky regards, Henny"
9:11 am -  Suggs mentions Ray (in "best influence on you") in this interview (paywalled).
9:08 am -  Here's a photo of Ray at the Gatehouse theatre a couple weeks ago.
 
 Thursday, 29th December, 2022
3:46 pm -  Here's a review of the concert in Chicago a couple weeks ago for the release of the Starstruck tribute album.
3:44 pm -  Ray and The Kinks are mentioned several times in this book on David Bowie and Marc Bolan.
 
 Monday, 26th December, 2022
2:29 pm -  Shel Talmy has posted The blueprint of "Bald Headed Woman" on Facebook.
2:25 pm -  Here's an article on "Father Christmas".
 
 Friday, 23rd December, 2022
9:50 am -  "Starmaker" is included in this article on songs released in 1975.
 
 Thursday, 22nd December, 2022
12:06 pm -  Here's a review of the "Summer In The City" musical, which mentions Ray in the audience.
10:24 am -  According to this tweet Ray was in the audience during the press night performance of the new musical Summer In The City. One of the actors sings "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" in the show.
9:55 am -  The Kinks are mentioned multiple times in this video on How Punk Became Punk.
 
 Wednesday, 21st December, 2022
9:38 am -  Here's another article about the Bob Dylan interview where he mentions "Waterloo Sunset".
9:36 am -  Here's an article on Dave's support of the Grand Arcade in North Finchley.
9:34 am -  Dave was on "Tonight with Andrew Marr" to pay tribute to Terry Hall. You can watch Dave's segment here.
 
 Tuesday, 20th December, 2022
11:08 am -  "Come Dancing" is mentioned in this article on songs about siblings.
11:08 am -  Bob Dylan mentions "Waterloo Sunset" in this interview. And here's an article about the interview.
 
 Monday, 19th December, 2022
9:51 am -  There's a new interview with Dave in The Telegraph (paywalled). Here's a non-paywalled version.
9:50 am -  Here's an article on "Dead End Street".
9:48 am -  The Muswell Hillbillies / Everybody's in Show-biz box set is included in this article on recent box sets.
9:46 am -  Here's a video about "Father Christmas".
 
 Thursday, 15th December, 2022
9:52 am -  Here's a 2021 interview with Dave, talking about the VGPS album.
9:42 am -  Genesis' Tony Banks talks about "YRGM" in this article.
 
 Wednesday, 14th December, 2022
10:09 am -  The album Starstruck: A Tribute to The Kinks is available now as a digital download. You can also order a CD version (limited edition of 1000, shipping on or around December 19). There are also two singles from the album: "Father Christmas" b/w Shel Talmy Mono Mix by The Riverboat Gamblers (available as a digital download or a 7" vinyl single) and another single to be announced later this month.
 
 Tuesday, 13th December, 2022
10:16 am -  "YRGM" is included in this article about key changes in songs.
 
 Monday, 12th December, 2022
12:10 pm -  The Kinks' first album is included in this article about vinyl deals.
12:08 pm -  "Deadend Street" is mentioned in a video about Little Green Street in London in this tweet.
12:07 pm -  There's a quote from Dave on Jimi Hendrix in this article.
12:06 pm -  Here's an article on Ray, The Beatles, and the 1966 World Cup.
12:03 pm -  Here's a blog post on Ray and Charles Dickens.
12:03 pm -  Here's an article on Ray's thoughts about The Sopranos.
11:59 am -  Here's a cute video someone put together (9 years ago) for "Tired Of Waiting".
11:58 am -  According to Amazon, the US release of Dave's Living On A Thin Line book is Jan. 17, 2023.
 
 Friday, 9th December, 2022
5:05 pm -  UK residents can enter to win a Muswell Hillbillies/Everybody's In Show-Biz box set. Contest terms here.
 
 Thursday, 8th December, 2022
9:33 am -  According to tweets here and here, Ray has reviewed a new book, We Danced On Our Desks by Philip Norman.
9:30 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article as a possible national anthem if London became an independent city state.
9:26 am -  Here's a video slideshow of a 1967 article on Ray.
 
 Wednesday, 7th December, 2022
9:13 am -  Noel Gallagher mentions Ray in this article.
 
 Tuesday, 6th December, 2022
10:22 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The Blueprint of "Mr. Reporter" on Facebook.
10:20 am -  "ADAAOTN" was played in the first episode of the Paramount+ series "The Offer".
10:19 am -  Van Halen's cover of "YRGM" is included in this article.
10:15 am -  "Days" is quoted in this article about gaslighting.
10:13 am -  Here's updated blog post about Ron Sexsmith's Kinks covers.
10:09 am -  You can watch Ray and Pete Mathison perform "To The Bone", plus an interview, from 1995.
 
 Thursday, 1st December, 2022
9:06 am -  "Father Christmas" is quoted in this review of the film Violent Night.
 
 Wednesday, 30th November, 2022
10:31 am -  You can listen to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers performing "YRGM" live at the Fillmore in 1997.
 
 Tuesday, 29th November, 2022
9:27 am -  Here's another new video interview with Dave.
9:24 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on songs inspired by Candy Darling.
 
 Monday, 28th November, 2022
10:41 am -  You can watch a podcast video of Dave talking about the Something Else album.
10:40 am -  Here's an article on the Return To Waterloo film.
10:19 am -  A new book on The Kinks has just been published in Belgium. The Kinks: Lolaécédaire. ("Aécédaire" means "From A to Z" in French.)
10:13 am -  Two Kinks songs are included in this list of 50 songs from 1966 you must hear.
10:06 am -  Tim Minchin talked about The Kinks and chose "Waterloo Sunset" to play on this radio show.
 
 Friday, 25th November, 2022
10:41 am -  Dave's Record Store Day special release vinyl single is out today.
 
 Wednesday, 23rd November, 2022
11:24 am -  Ray is included in this article on vegan/vegetarian musicians.
 
 Tuesday, 22nd November, 2022
9:20 am -  "Muswell Hillbilly" is mentioned in this article.
9:17 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this obituary (paywalled) for Ivy Jo Hunter, who wrote "Dancing In The Street".
 
 Monday, 21st November, 2022
9:59 am -  You can listen to an interview with Dave on this podcast.
9:57 am -  Ray is mentioned a few times in this book on the year 1995, Britpop, etc.
9:52 am -  The Muswell/Show-Biz box set is included in this article on 2022 box set releases.
9:52 am -  "YRGM" is included in this article on 10 perfect songs that started hard rock.
9:50 am -  Claire Hamill mentions Ray in this interview.
9:46 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on Christmas songs.
 
 Friday, 18th November, 2022
9:11 am -  Here is part 2 of the German podcast on Ray and The Kinks.
9:11 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on Lou Reed.
9:10 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is #1 in this list of the 70 greatest #2 singles.
 
 Thursday, 17th November, 2022
9:18 am -  "Lola" is included in this article on censored rock songs.
9:16 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
9:16 am -  Here's a blog post (in Spanish) on Preservation Act 1.
9:14 am -  Here's an article on The Figbeats and their contribution to the Starstruck tribute album.
9:12 am -  Here's a review of the Muswell/Show-biz box set.
 
 Tuesday, 15th November, 2022
3:42 pm -  Cats On Holiday will be doing their Kinks tribute show at the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland on Saturday, November 26th.
1:06 pm -  According to this review, The Kinks are included in a book of photos of '60s and '70s pop icons.
1:05 pm -  Here's a podcast on the upcoming tribute album.
12:47 pm -  A couple upcoming interviews with Dave, according to tweets here and here.
12:44 pm -  Johnny Marr includes "ADAAOTN" in his favourite songs. As does Marky Ramone.
12:43 pm -  You can listen again to Chris Kocher's interview with Joe Mizzi from The Mizzerables about the Starstruck tribute album and their own music.
 
 Thursday, 10th November, 2022
8:40 am -  Here’s a video of The Kinks performing "Bernadette" in 1982.
 
 Wednesday, 9th November, 2022
12:32 pm -  Chris Kocher interviews another artist from the upcoming Kinks tribute album on his radio Saturday: "Coming up this week on my radio show: Joe Mizzi from The Mizzerables will discuss his band's contribution to the upcoming Kinks tribute album Starstruck, to be released Dec. 9 on Wicked Opossum Records. Which song do they do? Let me spell it out for you: L-O-L-A ... 'Lola'! We also discuss the latest Mizzerables album Whatever ... This Sucks and the album release show for Starstruck at Reggies in Chicago on Dec. 17. Tune in at 10 a.m. EST Saturday at whrw.fm."
12:28 pm -  Ron Sexsmith tweets about Ray. And 7 more tweets here.
12:18 pm -  "INLEE" is included in this article on favourite storytelling songs.
12:09 pm -  Here's a review (scroll down a bit) of the Muswell Hillbillies / Everybody's In Show-Biz box set.
11:58 am -  Shel Talmy has posted the blueprint of "All Day And All Of The Night" on Facebook.
10:03 am -  A Kinks concert will be broadcast on the German radio station NDR2 tomorrow.
 
 Tuesday, 8th November, 2022
1:54 pm -  Here's a flyer for the Kinks quiz at the Clissold Arms on November 19th:
 
 Monday, 7th November, 2022
10:19 am -  A couple more videos from Bjørn Elilert Mork (a.k.a. "Bergenkink") from his B.E.M. EP: "Dear Julie" and "People from the past".
9:10 am -  You can listen again to a German radio programme on Ray and The Kinks.
 
 Thursday, 3rd November, 2022
9:14 am -  Here's an article on "Waterloo Sunset".
 
 Tuesday, 1st November, 2022
10:41 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Highgate.
 
 Saturday, 29th October, 2022
4:56 pm -  According to this tweet, there will be a Kinks quiz at the Clissold Arms on Saturday, 19th November at 12pm.
4:55 pm -  Here's an article on VGPS.
 
 Friday, 28th October, 2022
10:11 am -  If you missed Chris Kocher's first two interviews about the new Starstruck tribute album, they're archived online now: Wheatus and The Figbeats. Chris says, "I have at least one more coming up. Stay tuned!"
10:06 am -  According to this article the Muswell Hillbillies will perform a show based on the Beatles' rooftop performance, at The Drake in Amherst, Massachusetts on Thursday, Nov. 10th.
10:01 am -  "Lola" is included in this article on characters in songs.
9:57 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on groups that played the Cavern Club in Liverpool.
9:52 am -  Here's a new cover of "Death Of A Clown" by The Williams Brothers.
 
 Thursday, 27th October, 2022
12:35 pm -  The Kinksfan Kollektiv will be having their Kinks singalongs the two evenings before the Official Kinks Fan Club gathering: At the Springfield, Bounds Green on Friday 18 November 2022 (here's the Facebook event), and at the Clissold Arms, Fortis Green on Saturday 19 November 2022 (here's the Facebook event). Starting at approximately 7:30pm both evenings. Free entry.
9:45 am -  Here is Wheatus's cover of "Starstruck" from the upcoming Kinks tribute album.
9:41 am -  "YRGM" is included in this podcast.
 
 Tuesday, 25th October, 2022
10:01 am -  Here's some silent footage of The Kinks at the Hollywood Bowl in 1965. (According to Doug Hinmans All Day And All Of The Night book: "The Kinks' performance is captured on silent eight-millimetre film, a short excerpt of which is later sold commercially through ads in the back of teen magazines.")
9:58 am -  There's also a signed box set available to buy if you can't at the Village Green pub event.
9:37 am -  According to this Facebook post, there's a competition for a signed box set, and a "Kinks themed party at the Village Green on Saturday October 29th".
 
 Monday, 24th October, 2022
9:15 am -  Here's a podcast interview with Dave.
9:13 am -  Here's a blog post on The Kinks.
9:10 am -  Here's an article on Ray's opinion on Van Halen's version of "YRGM".
 
 Thursday, 20th October, 2022
9:29 am -  "Thanksgiving Day" is included in this article on Thanksgiving songs.
 
 Wednesday, 19th October, 2022
9:32 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks' first ever live show.
 
 Tuesday, 18th October, 2022
2:13 pm -  Shel Talmy has posted the blueprint of "Sunny Afternoon" on Facebook.
9:15 am -  Chris Kocher says: "After last week's Wheatus interview, this Saturday's edition of The Signal on WHRW Binghamton N.Y. will feature The Figbeats' new track from the upcoming Kinks tribute album Starstruck, to be released Dec. 9 on Wicked Opossum Records! I also chat with The Figbeats' Brad Skafish about the song, his love for the Kinks and the band's latest album Circle the Drain. Tune in at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at whrw.fm. Thanks, folks!"
9:13 am -  "Dead End Street" is included in this article on the five greatest songs about financial hardship.
9:11 am -  "I Gotta Move" was used in episode 2 of the TV show "Alaska Daily". (Starts around 24:50 and only lasts for a few seconds.)
9:09 am -  Steve Harley and Jim Cregan of Cockney Rebel talk about touring with The Kinks in 1975 in the latest issue of Mojo magazine.
 
 Monday, 17th October, 2022
10:59 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks' band name.
10:57 am -  The Kinks are included in this article (pay walled) on the 25 best British guitar bands.
10:56 am -  Here's a 1970 photo of Ray from the filming of "The Long Distance Piano Player".
10:54 am -  Here's an article on visiting Kinks-related sites in London.
10:37 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) about Ray.
10:34 am -  David Lee Roth has recorded a new cover of "YRGM".
10:32 am -  Here's an article on the Official Kinks Fan Club meeting at the Dome at Boston Arms in London next month.
10:26 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on the band Dengue Fever.
10:22 am -  Wye Oak's cover of "Strangers" is mentioned in this article.
10:21 am -  According to this article, Ugly Kid Joe will cover "Lola" on their upcoming album, to be released Oct. 21, 2022.
10:19 am -  More footage of Dave at the Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp gig here and here.
10:18 am -  Jay Buchanan includes The Kinks in the soundtrack of his life.
 
 Wednesday, 12th October, 2022
9:54 am -  Chris Kocher will be interviewing Wheatus on his radio show this Saturday. Chris says: Exciting news! This week's edition of The Signal on WHRW Binghamton N.Y. will feature the premiere of Wheatus' brand-new track from the upcoming Kinks tribute album "Starstruck," to be released Dec. 9 on Wicked Opossum Records! It's so secret I can't even tell you which song it is, but I guarantee you will like it. :) I also chat with Wheatus mastermind Brendan B. Brown about the song and his love for the Kinks as well as the re-emergence of "Teenage Dirtbag" as a viral sensation in 2022. Tune in at 10 a.m. EDT Saturday at whrw.fm. I'd love for folks to listen live, because afterward the interview will be an exclusive on Wheatus' Patreon page for a few weeks - so if you don't hear it Saturday, it may be a while.
9:50 am -  Here’s an article on the upcoming Kinks tribute album.
9:48 am -  VGPS is #28 in this list of the best concept albums.
9:46 am -  The Kinks are #20 in this list of the greatest four-piece bands.
9:45 am -  According to this, Ray talks about Davy Graham in the latest issue of Uncut magazine.
9:42 am -  Here’s a podcast on "Waterloo Sunset".
9:39 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on David Bowie.
 
 Monday, 10th October, 2022
11:13 am -  Here's a flyer for a Muswell Hillbillies / Everybody's In Show-Biz box set release event tonight at the Archway Tavern.
11:08 am -  Dave attended a Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp concert at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Friday with Steven Van Zandt. Some tweets with photos and video here, here, and here. Dave also signed a guitar for a Ukrainian charity.
10:58 am -  Here's a new cover of "The Way Love Used To Be" by Andy Bell.
10:54 am -  According to this review, the title of the 2018 book I'm Not Like Everybody Else by Jeffrey Nealon is based on the Kinks song.
10:39 am -  Here's an article on Dave.
10:35 am -  Ray and The Kinks are included in this new book about the "Later... With Jools Holland" show.
10:34 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about Taylor Swift.
 
 Friday, 7th October, 2022
9:00 am -  Little Steven talks about Ray in this interview.
8:55 am -  Graham Coxon mentions Ray in this interview, and also in this interview (paywalled).
8:54 am -  Weird Al talks about Ray and "Yoda" in this interview.
 
 Thursday, 6th October, 2022
11:27 am -  From an email from BMG today: "To celebrate the 50th anniversary combined release of albums 'Muswell Hillbillies' & 'Everybody's In Show-Biz', The Kinks have launched a brand new, digital tea timer to help you make the perfect cuppa."
 
 Wednesday, 5th October, 2022
9:35 am -  Here's a cover of "Tired Of Waiting" by the MonaLisa Twins.
 
 Tuesday, 4th October, 2022
9:44 am -  Dave and "YRGM" are mentioned in this article on guitar distortion.
9:41 am -  This Arsenal podcast episode (in Norwegian) has a story about meeting Ray.
9:36 am -  Here is video from Sunday's "Celebrity Jeopardy", with the Kinks answer/question at 02:00, and the Kinks segue into the commercial break is at 07:00. [Video now set to private.]
 
 Monday, 3rd October, 2022
10:33 am -  "Johnny Thunder" is included in this article on 10 Awesome Songs about Thunder and Lightning.
9:15 am -  The Kinks were an answer/question on Celebrity Jeopardy last night, as well as a segue into a commercial break.
 
 Friday, 30th September, 2022
9:59 am -  There's a new Kinks tribute album due out in December.
 
 Tuesday, 27th September, 2022
8:43 am -  Here's a video blog: The Kinks - Becoming a huge fan of their albums at last!.
 
 Monday, 26th September, 2022
9:46 am -  Eric Burdon talks about The Kinks in this article.
 
 Thursday, 22nd September, 2022
8:53 am -  Dave talks about his new Living On A Thin Line compilation in this article.
8:48 am -  Here's a cover of "INLEE" by Kellermensch.
 
 Wednesday, 21st September, 2022
4:28 pm -  Here's an article on a cover of "People Take Pictures Of Each Other" by Steady Holiday (feat. Bedouine). You can find the song on BandCamp.com.
1:15 pm -  Adam Sandler mentions The Kinks in this interview.
1:15 pm -  There's a live cover of "YRGM" on a new Tom Petty release.
8:55 am -  Here's the lyric video for "Travelling With My Band".
8:55 am -  The Kinks were mentioned in the pilot episode of the "Quantum Leap" reboot earlier this week.
8:53 am -  Here's a live cover of "Sunny Afternoon" by Haley Reinhart.
 
 Monday, 19th September, 2022
10:17 am -  According to this article, "Better Things" was played on episode 9 of the TV show "Sprung" recently.
 
 Friday, 16th September, 2022
8:29 am -  Here's another review of the box set.
 
 Thursday, 15th September, 2022
10:20 am -  The "Black Friday" Record Store Day (25 Nov. 2022) will see the release of Dave's Fractured Mindz album as a 2LP set (with an etching on the 4th side), as well as a 7" vinyl single "21st Century"/"Web of Time". "21st Century" is a demo of a song Dave wrote with Gerry Goffin in 1992, and "Web of Time" is a 1975 demo that was on Dave's Decade album.
10:14 am -  Here's a review of the Muswell/Show-Biz box set.
 
 Wednesday, 14th September, 2022
9:50 am -  Here's a cover of "Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl by Argentine artist Florentino. He also has a video deconstructing his recording of the song.
9:47 am -  Here's a review of the box set/interview with Dave.
9:40 am -  Here's a picture gallery of photos from the box set.
 
 Tuesday, 13th September, 2022
2:35 pm -  Here's a blog post on some of this past weekend's Kinks tribute gigs.
11:17 am -  Here's another review of the Muswell Hillbillies / Everybody's In Show-Biz box set.
11:16 am -  The October 2022 issue of Uncut has a review of the box set.
 
 Monday, 12th September, 2022
10:15 am -  A couple photos of Ray when he attended a gig at Islington Proms on Friday: here and here.
10:10 am -  Several reviews of & articles on the box set here (in French), here (with audio clip of Ray and Dave talking), and here.
 
 Friday, 9th September, 2022
8:50 am -  According to this tweet, the Muswell Hillbilly festival tomorrow has been cancelled "out of respect following the death of the Queen".
8:48 am -  Here's the audio of the "Traveling With My Band" track from 50th anniversary releases of Muswell Hillbillies and Everybody's In Show-Biz, out today. They might also be a lyric video for the song, but it's currently set to private.
8:43 am -  A bunch of reviews of the box set here, here, here, and here.
8:38 am -  Dave is quoted in this article on Rock musicians paying tribute to the queen.
8:36 am -  Ray is quoted from X-Ray in this article (in German) about Queen Elizabeth.
 
 Thursday, 8th September, 2022
10:39 am -  Tomorrow is the release day for the 50th anniversary editions of Muswell Hillbillies and Everybody's In Show-Biz, including the super deluxe box set. Doug Hinman passes along this note: "Just as a head’s up there’s a minor error in the new Muswell Hillbillies/Everybody’s In Showbiz box set. In the booklet the live shots associated with the original Showbiz LP are misidentified as being from Carnegie Hall. They are not and are probably from Goldsmiths College in London, April 28, 1972 but even that is unconfirmed because the original photographer was not identified before the printing deadline, only the photo agency."
 
 Wednesday, 7th September, 2022
9:33 am -  According to this article, The Pixies's new single "Dregs Of The Wine" opens with a debate about the original version of "YRGM" vs. the Van Halen cover.
 
 Tuesday, 6th September, 2022
10:32 am -  There's a message from Ray, Dave and Mick in this blog post on the Muswell Hillbillies Fest happing this Saturday, 10 Sept.
9:37 am -  According to this article, a visit from Ray is mentioned in a book written by the former head of Fortismere school.
9:29 am -  Here's an article about "A Rock'N Roll Fantasy".
 
 Friday, 2nd September, 2022
2:40 pm -  Fans in the U.S. can enter to win a Muswell/Show-Biz super deluxe box set.
9:30 am -  Here's an audience-shot video of a 1993 Kinks concert.
 
 Thursday, 1st September, 2022
9:31 am -  Here's a review (scroll about 2/3 down) of the Muswell/Showbiz box set.
9:10 am -  Here's an article on the companion compilation album Dave is releasing to go with his book Living On A Thin Line.
 
 Tuesday, 30th August, 2022
4:40 pm -  "YRGM" is mentioned in this blog post on power chords.
10:22 am -  "Yoda" is included in this article on Weird Al's Five Best Parodies.
 
 Monday, 29th August, 2022
9:14 am -  Here's an article about the "Muswell Hillbillies" festival happening in Fortis Green on 10 Sept.
9:10 am -  This article about drugs smuggled in a 1960 Bentley S2 includes photos of that car, but also photos of Ray's former 1960 Bentley S2.
 
 Wednesday, 24th August, 2022
8:55 am -  Here's a blog post on the hits of The Kinks, 1965-1969.
 
 Tuesday, 23rd August, 2022
9:23 am -  The band Krooked Tongue cites Ray as an influence in this interview.
9:08 am -  Chris Squire mentions Pete Quaife in this article.
 
 Monday, 22nd August, 2022
9:29 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the best British bands from the '60s.
 
 Friday, 19th August, 2022
8:54 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
 
 Thursday, 18th August, 2022
9:51 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article about a documentary film on Mary Quant.
9:50 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this review of the 2022 film "Lola".
9:34 am -  John Hinckley Jr. (the guy who shot Ronald Reagan) says he's a Kinks fan in this interview.
 
 Wednesday, 17th August, 2022
9:05 am -  Here's the Ray Davies 2022 Mix of Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues, with a new lyric video.
9:04 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article.
 
 Tuesday, 16th August, 2022
10:55 am -  Here's an article on Everybody's In Show-Biz.
 
 Monday, 15th August, 2022
9:44 am -  Here's a blog post on Arthur.
9:43 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this obituary.
9:38 am -  "YRGM" is included in this article on the best Rock songs from the '60s.
 
 Friday, 12th August, 2022
9:42 am -  According to this Facebook post, The Minks (an "All-Girl Kinks Tribute Band") will be performing on Sunday, Sept. 18th at Zeitgeist in San Francisco. Here's the Facebook event.
 
 Thursday, 11th August, 2022
9:23 am -  Here's an unboxing video for the "super deluxe" 50th anniversary Muswell Hillbillies and Everybody's In Showbiz box set.
8:53 am -  Here's a video of The Kinks Live at Heroes of Rock (Stuttgart 21 Dec 1994).
8:49 am -  "This Man He Weeps Tonight" is included in a 3-CD compilation The Roots Of British Power Pop.
 
 Wednesday, 10th August, 2022
3:27 pm -  According to this Facebook post there's a review of Dave's Living On A Thin Line book in the latest issue of Private Eye magazine.
 
 Tuesday, 9th August, 2022
4:21 pm -  According to this tweet from Absolute Classic Rock Radio, you can vote for the best Kinks single.
9:24 am -  Sal Valentino of The Beau Brummels mentions The Kinks in this interview.
 
 Monday, 8th August, 2022
3:00 pm -  Here's a cover of "Strangers" by Andrew Bird & Sam Beam.
1:18 pm -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in this obit article for the Seekers' Judith Durham.
1:14 pm -  This video includes the 1978 hotel room acoustic performance, some songs from a concert in Vienna, and an interview with Ray.
 
 Friday, 5th August, 2022
12:44 pm -  Here's a 1968 video clip from the BBC of an interview with Ray.
10:24 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
10:22 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this obit article on Jimy Sons from Shadows Of Knight.
10:20 am -  Jimmy Fallon and Kevin Bacon's parody of "Lola" is mentioned in this article.
10:15 am -  Here's a review of Dave's Living On A Thin Line book.
 
 Thursday, 4th August, 2022
10:03 am -  Here's another article about the Chateau Denmark hotel in London that mentions The Kinks' song "Denmark Street".
 
 Wednesday, 3rd August, 2022
1:02 pm -  A statement on Mo Ostin has been posted on the official Kinks Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
 
 Tuesday, 2nd August, 2022
8:53 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in several obit articles for Warner Bros/Reprise executive Mo Ostin here, here, here, and here.
 
 Monday, 1st August, 2022
10:23 am -  You can watch the Rockin' 1000 perform a cover of "You Really Got Me".
10:22 am -  According to this interview with Black Francis, a new Pixies song "Dregs Of The Wine" mentions "YRGM" in the lyrics.


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