News & Rumors
(you decide which is which)


 Thursday, 8th April, 2021
11:08 am -  Here's an article on Record Store Day releases. In addition to Percy on vinyl picture disc, Dave's Bug will also be issued on vinyl, along with the Village Of The Damned soundtrack.
11:07 am -  Here's a blog post on Muswell Hillbillies.
11:06 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this interview with Richard Thompson.
11:04 am -  "YRGM" is mentioned in this interview with Blue Öyster Cult's Eric Bloom.
 
 Wednesday, 7th April, 2021
2:37 pm -  Percy will be reissued on vinyl for Record Store Day on 12 June 2021.
2:33 pm -  On the Steve Hoffman forum, there's a discussion thread going over every Kinks song and album, starting from the beginning.
 
 Tuesday, 6th April, 2021
2:15 pm -  "Waterloo Sunset" is #5 in this list of Which songs do Boomers love the most?.
1:35 pm -  The Kinks were included in a show about siblings in pop music yesterday on the German radio station Deutschlandfunk. You can listen again (click on "Sendung vom 05.04.2021 / Corso Spezial: We Are Family – Geschwister im Pop [AUDIO]"). The Kinks segment starts around 45:15, and lasts 90 seconds.
 
 Monday, 5th April, 2021
4:19 pm -  Kinks tribute band The Village Green will be performing a dinner show on Saturday, April 17th at Michael's On Main in Soquel, California. Call 831-479-9777 (ext. 2) for tickets. More details on Facebook.
1:25 pm -  Shel Talmy has posted The Blueprint of "Who'll Be The Next In Line" on Facebook.
9:39 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Wes Anderson films opening scenes.
 
 Friday, 2nd April, 2021
8:48 am -  Amelia Coburn has a cover of "Waterloo Sunset" on her new EP Perfect Storm. (Also on YouTube.)
8:45 am -  Here's an April Fool's blog post on The Kinks.
 
 Wednesday, 31st March, 2021
10:21 am -  Some pics from a 1976 charity football match program (including Ray) here and here.
10:11 am -  Here's a cover of "Sunny Afternoon" in an piano instrumental "stride" arrangement.
10:06 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Slim Harpo.
10:05 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on punk rock.
10:04 am -  "Too Much On My Mind" is mentioned (and quoted) in this article.
10:01 am -  Here's a new "Lola" parody called "Schnozzola".
 
 Monday, 29th March, 2021
9:34 am -  "Top Of The Pops" is quoted in this article.
9:32 am -  Here's an articled on Six definitive songs: The ultimate beginner's guide to The Kinks.
 
 Friday, 26th March, 2021
9:39 am -  "Lola" is included in a new Apple 'saylist' to help with speech issues. (More info on saylists here.)
 
 Thursday, 25th March, 2021
9:29 am -  The Kinks are mentioned twice in this interview with Marty Willson-Piper.
9:22 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this review of an album by Montreal band The Kommenden.
9:21 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about John Lennon writing "Come Together".
 
 Wednesday, 24th March, 2021
10:22 am -  Doug Hinman has two copies of the reprinted (spiral bound, soft cover) version of his book You Really Got Me, An Illustrated World Discography of the Kinks, 1964-1993 available for $80 each plus postage. 558 pages, originally published in 1994 and log out of print. Anyone interested can contact Doug at deh07@comcast.net. First come first served.
 
 Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021
11:25 am -  Here's an article about a Rube Goldbert machine video promoting the March Madness tournament, that uses a "custom arrangement" of "ADAAOTN" for the soundtrack.
11:19 am -  Here's an article with Dave's recent quotes about new Kinks material.
11:15 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is included in Eddie Izzard's list of 10 cultural essentials.
11:10 am -  Ray and The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Top Underrated Bands/Musicians.
11:08 am -  The Pretenders' cover of "Stop Your Sobbing" is mentioned in this article on women who rock.
11:07 am -  Ray is mentioned in this interview with the band Bludgers.
 
 Monday, 22nd March, 2021
12:08 pm -  Dick van Veelen's book The Kinks - Concerten in Nederland is now in its second edition.
9:07 am -  In this interview with Alan McGee, he mentions Robert Plant and Jimmy Page dancing together to "Lola".
 
 Friday, 19th March, 2021
4:01 pm -  Here's a blog post on the The Kinks' Greatest - Celluloid Heroes compilation album.
9:15 am -  Here's an article on when Ray and David Bowie performed a duet of "Waterloo Sunset".
9:13 am -  Here's the official audio for Saxon's cover of "See My Friends".
 
 Thursday, 18th March, 2021
9:04 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
 
 Wednesday, 17th March, 2021
10:11 am -  Here's a cover of "Strangers".
9:26 am -  An alternative version of GTPWTW is featured on the Albums I Wish Existed blog.
8:55 am -  There's a brief piece on The Kinks (with a photo) in the May 2021 (issue #330) of Mojo.
8:51 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on The Deathray Davies.
8:50 am -  The Kinks are at #57 in this article on the most popular bands.
 
 Tuesday, 16th March, 2021
10:12 am -  Ray and Dave are mentioned in this article on John and Tom Fogerty.
10:11 am -  This article on Saxon's new album mentions their cover of "See My Friends".
 
 Monday, 15th March, 2021
9:29 am -  Ray is included in this article on 35 Rock Stars Now 75 or Older.
 
 Thursday, 11th March, 2021
10:46 am -  "Lola" is included in this article on musical "surprises".
10:14 am -  Henny (ex-The Kinky2) has uploaded 3 tracks from the new 2021 BUS 59 album In Dreams: In Dreams, Time, and Goodbye Cruel World.
 
 Wednesday, 10th March, 2021
9:00 am -  In this article on the Black Pumas, their cover of "Strangers" is mentioned.
 
 Tuesday, 9th March, 2021
10:12 am -  Paul Weller says the first record he ever bought was "Wonderboy".
8:59 am -  You can vote for "YRGM" at this greatest guitar riffs page.
 
 Monday, 8th March, 2021
9:40 am -  Here's a podcast on VGPS.
9:40 am -  Here's an article with quotes from Ray and Dave about John Lennon.
 
 Friday, 5th March, 2021
4:07 pm -  According to this article, there's a cover of "See My Friends" on the new Saxon album.
9:25 am -  According to this tweet, you can purchase coasters reproducing a concert ticket for a Kinks gig this day in 1976.
9:19 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on VH-1 "Storytellers".
9:18 am -  Here's an article (in Croatian) on the Kinda Kinks album.
 
 Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021
12:42 pm -  Here's a cover of "Sunny Afternoon".
9:09 am -  This article has quotes from a recent interview with Dave.
9:07 am -  Here's an article on "Lola".
 
 Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021
2:19 pm -  Brante & Immink discuss the Kinks single "A Well Respected Man" in this podcast (in Dutch).
 
 Monday, 1st March, 2021
9:33 am -  Shel Talmy has a new Facebook post on producing The Kinks debut album.
9:11 am -  Here's a draft chapter of a memoir of Crawdaddy journalist Greg Mitchell, where he writes about interviewing Ray.
9:06 am -  A couple of recent live-streamed Kinks covers concerts here and here.
 
 Friday, 26th February, 2021
2:45 pm -  According to this article, Mo Kenney covers "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" on her new album.
1:58 pm -  Here's another new interview with Dave.
 
 Thursday, 25th February, 2021
11:11 am -  The latest Kinks Covers list now has 10279 covers!
 
 Wednesday, 24th February, 2021
11:20 am -  According to this article, a Kinks exhibition is being planned for Hornsey Town Hall.
 
 Monday, 22nd February, 2021
9:50 am -  Here's another new interview with Dave.
9:49 am -  "Lola" is mentioned in this article on Weird Al Yankovic parodies.
9:48 am -  Here's an article on the VH1 Storytellers show.
9:43 am -  Face To Face, Something Else, Arthur, and VGPS are included in this list of the 100 best albums from the '60s.
 
 Friday, 19th February, 2021
1:27 pm -  Craig Finn mentions The Kinks in this interview.
12:03 pm -  The Kinks' cover of "Beautiful Delilah" is mentioned in this article.
12:02 pm -  Suggs covers "Waterloo Sunset" in this radio show (starts just after 24 minutes).
 
 Thursday, 18th February, 2021
10:00 am -  Here's another new interview with Dave.
9:27 am -  Alice Cooper mentions The Kinks in interviews here and here.
 
 Wednesday, 17th February, 2021
9:37 am -  You can listen to another new interview with Dave.
9:35 am -  There's an article on "Victoria" (in Dutch) in today's issue of de Volkskrant.
8:49 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave. And here's the audio of the interview.
8:47 am -  Here's an article on "ADAAOTN".
 
 Tuesday, 16th February, 2021
8:52 am -  Shel Talmy has posted The blueprint of "Waterloo Sunset" on his Facebook page.
8:52 am -  "Strangers" is included in this article on songs in Wes Anderson films.
 
 Monday, 15th February, 2021
10:59 am -  Happy 77th birthday to Mick Avory!
10:58 am -  Konk Studios is mentioned in this obituary for audio engineer Rupert Neve.
10:55 am -  Ray and Dave are included in this article on brothers in bands.
10:53 am -  "YRGM" is included in this article about scenes from "Mad Men".
10:51 am -  "Lola" is included in this article on Valentine's Day love quotes.
10:49 am -  Muswell Hillbillies is included in this article on 1971 albums.
 
 Friday, 12th February, 2021
5:13 pm -  Here's an obituary for Kinks biographer Johnny Rogan.
5:11 pm -  Here's a blog post on The Kinks.
 
 Thursday, 11th February, 2021
9:33 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray.
 
 Wednesday, 10th February, 2021
10:32 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks vs. The Beatles.
9:30 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article about the River Thames.
9:25 am -  "Lola" is quoted in this political article.
 
 Tuesday, 9th February, 2021
9:06 am -  "Strangers" is mentioned in this article on Super Bowl ad music.
9:05 am -  This radio show has excerpts from the Lola vs. Powerman... box set.
 
 Monday, 8th February, 2021
9:42 am -  Here's an interview with the current owner of Dave's Flying V guitar (with some new photos of it).
9:37 am -  Here's an interview with Dave's son Daniel Davies about his work with John Carpenter.
9:31 am -  The segment of the Moneygoround play were actor Ben Norris performs "Strangers" has been posted on the official Kinks Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
9:28 am -  "VGPS" is quoted in this article.
9:26 am -  Here's a new cover of "Waterloo Sunset" by the tribute band The Kinks' Cosmos.
9:24 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the Norwich band Sons of Mark.
9:20 am -  Here's a video interview with Shel Talmy.
 
 Saturday, 6th February, 2021
12:57 pm -  Happy 73rd birthday to John Gosling!
 
 Friday, 5th February, 2021
8:50 am -  A new cover of "Strangers" by Black Pumas (feat. Lucius) is featured in a Ridley Scott directed documentary called Life in a Day, which will be shown before the Super Bowl on Sunday. There's a couple articles about it here and here, and a video about the making of "Strangers".
8:37 am -  "Lola" was played on last night's episode of "Pooch Perfect" on BBC1.
 
 Thursday, 4th February, 2021
9:47 am -  Here's an article on Dave's birthday and the Kinks' concert at the Fillmore West in 1970.
9:47 am -  Here's an article on "Apeman".
9:44 am -  Here's an article on The Kinks.
 
 Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021
9:03 am -  Happy 74th birthday to Dave Davies!
8:59 am -  Here's a review (in Dutch) of Dick van Veelen's book The Kinks - Een our-Engelse band. (Here's an English translation of the review.)
8:53 am -  Here's a blog post on "Living On A Thin Line".
8:53 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article on Pugwash.
8:52 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article.
 
 Tuesday, 2nd February, 2021
10:24 am -  Shel Talmy's latest post on Facebook is The Blueprint of "Till The End Of The Day".
10:24 am -  Here's another review of the Moneygoround play.
 
 Monday, 1st February, 2021
8:59 am -  Some reviews of the Moneygoround play here, here (paywalled, could be the same as the previous one), and here (in French).
8:58 am -  Here's a blog post mentioning Ray.
8:57 am -  Here's an article on The 10 Best Uses Of Kinks Songs In Movies.
8:56 am -  Here's a Q&A with Dave (an edited transcript of his recent interview with Geoff Edgers).
 
 Friday, 29th January, 2021
12:50 pm -  The fifth and final teaser trailer for the Moneygoround play is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
9:25 am -  The fourth teaser for the Moneygoround play is on the official Kinks Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. The play premieres on YouTube later today.
9:24 am -  According to the magazine cover, Dave will be featured in the Feb. 2021 issue (#515) of Record Collector.
9:19 am -  Here's an article on "Sunny Afternoon".
9:18 am -  Astronaut Tim Peake includes "Waterloo Sunset" on his list of desert island discs.
 
 Thursday, 28th January, 2021
8:49 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the band Cheap Meat.
8:47 am -  Here's a blog post about "Denmark Street".
8:45 am -  "This Time Tomorrow" is included in this article on songs in Wes Anderson films.
 
 Wednesday, 27th January, 2021
11:01 am -  A third teaser for the Moneygoround play has been posted on the official Kinks Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. It premieres this Friday at 12pm PST, 3pm EST, 8pm GMT, 7am AEDT at YouTube.com/TheKinksMusic.
10:53 am -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on the Moneygoround play.
 
 Tuesday, 26th January, 2021
11:41 am -  The Kinks' 1967 performance in Castleford is #4 in this list.
11:39 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on a band with a pair of brothers.
 
 Monday, 25th January, 2021
10:18 am -  There's a second teaser for the Moneygoround play on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
10:11 am -  Steve Diggle talks about Ray and "Till The End Of The Day" in this interview.
9:49 am -  Here's a blog post on Ray's 1965 demo for "Never Say Yes".
 
 Friday, 22nd January, 2021
9:34 am -  A couple more articles about the Moneygoround play here and here.
9:32 am -  "Better Things" is included in this article on 10 feel-good songs about going your own way.
9:31 am -  Muswell Hillbillies is #35 in this list of the greatest albums of 1971.
9:30 am -  Here's an article on the Cardiff incident.
 
 Thursday, 21st January, 2021
10:14 am -  Several articles about the Moneygoround play here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
9:01 am -  Here's the BMG press release on the Moneygoround play.
9:00 am -  There's more info on the "Moneygoround" play/video on the official Kinks Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages. The play was co-written with Ray by Paul Sirett, who worked with Ray on the Come Dancing musical.
8:56 am -  A cover of "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article on Peter Stampfel.
8:53 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Sheffield's King Mojo club.
 
 Wednesday, 20th January, 2021
11:00 am -  Coming soon to a screen near you - "The Moneygoround, an original story by Ray Davies", according to the official Kinks Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posts.
9:09 am -  According to this tweet, there will be "an in-depth look at the new Lola box set" on BBC Radio Ulster tonight.
 
 Tuesday, 19th January, 2021
9:16 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave (in Spanish).
8:21 am -  Here's the listen again link for The Kinks in concert (Shepherd's Bush Empire, 1973).
8:19 am -  The Kinks were mentioned in yesterday's "Frazz" comic strip.
 
 Monday, 18th January, 2021
12:31 pm -  Shel Talmy talks about "Bald Headed Woman" (including recording it with The Kinks) in this Facebook Post.
10:43 am -  You can watch Geoff Edgars' interview with Dave from Friday on Instagram.
10:31 am -  Here's an article on "Apeman".
10:26 am -  Here's a podcast on the VGPS album.
10:25 am -  Pete Quaife is quoted in this article about a new John Mayall box set.
10:23 am -  Ray is quoted in this article on the Ready Steady Go! book.
10:22 am -  Iota sang "I Go To Sleep" at The Festival of Sydney performance of "Rapture" this weekend (about 40 minutes into the concert).
10:14 am -  Ron Sexsmith talks about working with Ray in this interview (starts around 32 minutes in).
 
 Friday, 15th January, 2021
2:28 pm -  "Dedicated Follower Of Fashion" was played last night's BBC1 dog grooming competition programme Pooch Perfect (episode 2 of 8).
11:21 am -  Dick van Veelen has released a supplement to his book (The Kinks - een oer-Engelse band, published in November). The supplement is titled The Kinks - Concerten in Nederland. It's a limited edition paperback book with an overview of all concerts The Kinks gave in the Netherlands, including reviews, documents, unique photos and eyewitness accounts of concertgoers. (I believe that like the hardback book, people outside of the Netherlands wanting to purchase this paperback supplement can do so by emailing the publisher.)
9:42 am -  In the new documentary series The True Story of Punk on the German TV station ZDFinfo, Iggy Pop talks about how he was influenced by "YRGM" (starts around 02:05).
9:24 am -  The Kinks are on the cover of the Jan/Feb 2021 (# 96) issue of the German magazine Classic Rock.
9:23 am -  Bob Henrit is mentioned in this article on one-hit-wonders, under #11: Unit 4 + 2 "Concrete and Clay".
 
 Thursday, 14th January, 2021
9:11 am -  Here's a new song titled "Ray Davies", by Greg Brown from the Kinks tribute band The Village Green.
9:08 am -  Geoff Edgars will be interviewing Dave on the Washington Post Instagram account tomorrow (Friday, Jan. 15th) at 1pm EST. "Dave will have his guitar at hand."
 
 Monday, 11th January, 2021
8:49 am -  Here's a review of the 50th anniversary release of Lola vs. Powerman....
 
 Thursday, 7th January, 2021
8:43 am -  "YRGM" is mentioned in this article on Warner Bros. Records.
 
 Wednesday, 6th January, 2021
9:11 am -  "Celluloid Heroes" is quoted in this radio station press release.
 
 Monday, 4th January, 2021
9:52 am -  Here's another interview with Dave on the 50th anniversary of Lola vs. Powerman....
9:47 am -  Here's a review of Mark Doyle's book The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-Detached.
9:46 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on the new single by Cap'n Marble called "Song For Ella".
 
 Friday, 1st January, 2021
11:02 am -  The deluxe edition of the Lola vs. Powerman... 50th anniversary release got 3.5/5 stars in the German Rolling Stone review.
 
 Tuesday, 29th December, 2020
10:14 am -  This article has a nice recent photo of Ray and Dave.
10:11 am -  Los Shakers perform a cover of "ADAAOTN" in this 1967 movie.
 
 Thursday, 24th December, 2020
10:08 am -  Here's an article about Dave's Christmas video. It also says his 1992 song "21st Century" will now be released in June.
10:05 am -  "Father Christmas" is #9 in this list of holiday songs.
 
 Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020
10:54 am -  Here's a new cover of "Father Christmas" by the band Darling Buds.
10:52 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave, about the Lola vs. Powerman... 50th anniversary release.
8:54 am -  The Kinks are mentioned as influences in this review of a new album by The Moons.
 
 Monday, 21st December, 2020
2:10 pm -  According to this article, in February Dave will release a 1992 song called "21st Century" that he co-wrote with Gerry Goffin.
9:09 am -  Here's a video Christmas card 2020 from Dave.
9:08 am -  "Father Christmas" is included in this Not your typical 2020 Christmas holiday playlist.
9:05 am -  Here's someone drumming along to "Father Christmas".
 
 Friday, 18th December, 2020
10:14 am -  Here's a Kinks "picture book".
9:46 am -  "Father Christmas" is mentioned in this article on Christmas music.
9:44 am -  Here's another article about Lola vs. Powerman....
9:43 am -  Here's a cover of "Father Christmas" (studio version) by the band Lit.
 
 Thursday, 17th December, 2020
3:54 pm -  Here's another article on the 50th anniversary release of Lola vs. Powerman....
3:43 pm -  Here's another new interview with Dave.
 
 Wednesday, 16th December, 2020
9:21 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
9:19 am -  Conan O'Brien and The Basic Cable Band have covered "Father Christmas" to raise money for the Get Together Foundation.
9:12 am -  Here's another article about Lola vs. Powerman....
 
 Tuesday, 15th December, 2020
8:48 am -  "Father Christmas" is mentioned in this article about a venue in Philadelphia.
8:47 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Hollywood Stars.
8:46 am -  A couple more articles on Lola vs. Powerman... here and here.
 
 Monday, 14th December, 2020
9:53 am -  A few more articles on the 50th anniversary release of Lola vs. Powerman... here, here, and here.
9:52 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this blog post on the band The Divine Comedy.
 
 Friday, 11th December, 2020
9:05 am -  Today is the UK/Europe release date of the Lola vs. Powerman... 50th anniversary edition. The release date for America is next Friday, 18 December. You can listen to the 2020 mix of an alternate take of "This Time Tomorrow" on YouTube.
8:42 am -  HD audio (96kHz, 24bit) downloads of the Lola vs. Powerman... 50th anniversary release are for sale at HDTracks.com and other sites.
8:36 am -  Here's a review of the
  • Lola vs. Powerman... 50th anniversary release.
  • 8:35 am -  The Lola vs. Powerman... 50th anniversary reissue is included in this article on box sets.
     
     Thursday, 10th December, 2020
    8:58 am -  "Where Have All The Good Times Gone?" is included in this list of "Goodbye 2020!" songs.
    8:57 am -  Here's an article about the Lola vs. Powerman... 50th anniversary release.
     
     Wednesday, 9th December, 2020
    9:07 am -  Here's another interview with Dave.
    8:36 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
     
     Tuesday, 8th December, 2020
    12:24 pm -  Artist Daniel Østvold has released a comic book that tells the story of The Kinks through the eyes of a young Norwegian fan and his brother. The text is in English, and it can be ordered through the publisher at fordforlag.no.
    12:09 pm -  According to this article, Bob Henrit and Jim Rodford played on the new album by Francie Conway, Hidden Gems.
    12:06 pm -  "Father Christmas" is included in this article on the top 11 Christmas songs that rock.
    12:03 pm -  According to this article, Dave's son Daniel Davies plays on John Carpenter's new song "The Dead Walk".
     
     Monday, 7th December, 2020
    9:51 am -  You can listen to an interview with Dave from the Athens 441 radio show.
    9:15 am -  Here's a new interview with Ray
    9:12 am -  The 50th anniversary release of Lola vs. Powerman... is included in this article.
    9:11 am -  The Kinks are included in this article on the top classic rock bands.
    9:09 am -  Arthur is #6 in this list of the 12 greatest concept albums of all time.
    9:08 am -  According to this article, there's a new cover of "Father Christmas" by Steve and John Conte.
     
     Friday, 4th December, 2020
    10:20 am -  According to this article, Melbourne band Even has covered "Till The End Of The Day" for their album Down The Shops, to be released in January.
     
     Thursday, 3rd December, 2020
    12:54 pm -  The Kinks' cover of "Dancing In The Street" is mentioned in this article about a Motown song catalog.
    9:38 am -  The "Dead End Street" promo video is mentioned in this article on the history of the British music video.
    9:36 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on '60s music.
    9:33 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about Julien Temple.
    9:31 am -  This article mentions the "She's Got Everything" riff used in The Ferrets' song "She Was Unkind".
     
     Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020
    11:22 am -  Instead of their annual fundraising show, tribute band Kinda Kinky is asking for donations on Facebook that will go to the Minnesota hunger relief organization The Food Group.
    8:51 am -  Here's an article on the 50th anniversary of Lola vs. Powerman....
     
     Tuesday, 1st December, 2020
    1:52 pm -  Greg Townson of Los Straitjackets mentions Dave in this interview.
     
     Monday, 30th November, 2020
    12:49 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this interview with Julien Temple.
    12:42 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on The Libertines.
    11:43 am -  According to this article, there is Kinks music in the new Netflix film "Rose Island".
    11:39 am -  According to this, Kinks music is included in a London cabaret show.
    11:35 am -  "Days" is included in this article on songs to be thankful for.
    11:34 am -  Ozzy Osbourne mentions "YRGM" in this interview.
    11:22 am -  A couple more articles on the "Lola" video here and here.
    10:57 am -  Here's an article on "Thanksgiving Day" and Ray.
     
     Thursday, 26th November, 2020
    8:42 am -  Several articles about the new "Lola" video here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
    8:39 am -  Kinks tribute band Cats On Holiday were supposed to have their "God Save the Kinks" concert this Friday, but because of the pandemic it has been rescheduled for March 13th at the Music Box in Cleveland. They did a live stream last night, and you can watch the video on Facebook.
    8:33 am -  Charlie from Dirt Royal selects "Waterloo Sunset" as the song he wishes he'd written in this article.
    8:32 am -  "Thanksgiving Day" is included in this article and playlist.
    8:31 am -  Here's an article about the Kink Kontroversy and Lola vs. Powerman... albums.
    8:30 am -  Ron Sexsmith talks about Ray and recording a duet of "Misfits" with him at Konk in this interview.
    8:29 am -  "Days" is included in this article on Thanksgiving songs.
     
     Wednesday, 25th November, 2020
    8:42 am -  Here's a new interview with Dave.
    8:42 am -  Here's the 2020 stereo remaster of "Lola" on YouTube (audio only).
    8:38 am -  A message from Dick van Veelen about his book: (In Dutch:) "LAATSTE NIEUWS Uitgever Koninklijke Van Gorcum BV te Assen (NL) van mijn boek 'THE KINKS. Een oer-Engelse band' is bezig om het mogelijk te maken de Pdf-file 'Concerten in Nederland', die nu gratis te downloaden is op haar website, in beperkte oplage in boekvorm uit te geven. Dit op veler verzoek. Het is dus af te raden zelf aan de slag te gaan met printen, etc.Zodra er meer nieuws is breng ik u hiervan op de hoogte." (In English:) "BREAKING NEWS Publisher Royal Van Gorcum BV in Assen (NL) of my book THE KINKS. Een oer-Engelse band is working on making it possible to publish the Pdf-file 'Concerts in the Netherlands', which can now be downloaded for free on her website, in limited edition print. This is a popular request. It is therefore not recommended to start with printing yourself." Here's the link..
    8:32 am -  The latest Kinks & Beats podcast is on "20th Century Man".
     
     Tuesday, 24th November, 2020
    12:40 pm -  Here's the YouTube link where the full "Lola" video will premiere tomorrow.
    8:57 am -  The official Kinks Facebook page has a preview of a new comic-style video for "Lola". The full video premieres tomorrow at 2pm GMT.
    8:45 am -  Here's an article on the 50th anniversary of Lola vs. Powerman....
    8:44 am -  Here's a blog post on Muswell Hillbillies.
    8:44 am -  VGPS is included in this article on albums that had "sprawling" recording sessions.
    8:41 am -  Here's a review of a compilation CD box set that includes The Kinks' "She's Got Everything".
     
     Monday, 23rd November, 2020
    8:49 am -  Here's a short promotional film for Dick van Veelen's new Kinks book.
    8:48 am -  Ray is mentioned in this article.
    8:47 am -  Here's a 2006 photo of Ray with some background on the shoot by the photographer.
    8:46 am -  The Ready Steady Go! book is included in this article on the best music books of 2020.
    8:45 am -  Here's a blog post on "Picture Book".
    8:45 am -  Here's an article on "Waterloo Sunset".
    8:44 am -  Here's a cover of "Stop Your Sobbing" by Matthew Brown and Jim Jones.
    8:43 am -  There's a quote from Ray's Ready Steady Go! book essay in this article.
    8:41 am -  According to this article, a venue in Kingston, New York called "Lola" has a Ray Davies cocktail on the menu.
    8:40 am -  From an official Kinks Instagram post over the weekend: "Stayed tuned to our socials next week to be the first to hear the remastered version of the classic Kinks track Lola, taken from the forthcoming 50th anniversary album re-issue."
    8:39 am -  The 50th anniversary release of Lola vs. Powerman... is mentioned in this article.
     
     Friday, 20th November, 2020
    3:21 pm -  Larkin Poe mentions covering "YRGM" in this interview.
    3:21 pm -  Someone has uploaded music & film excerpts from the movie Percy on YouTube.
    8:51 am -  You can watch The Kinks performing "Got Love If You Want It" on the Red Skelton Hour from March 30th, 1965.
    8:34 am -  Dave is quoted in this article on the plight of small venues in London during the pandemic.
    8:33 am -  According to this, there's an interview with Ray in the new issue of Good Times magazine (German). (It says "History Interview #2", so it may be an old one.)
    8:31 am -  According to posts on the official Kinks Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages, there is still Ray Davies Soundwave artwork (originals and signed prints) available.
    8:29 am -  Here's an article on The overlooked genius of The Kinks.
     
     Thursday, 19th November, 2020
    11:31 am -  You can listen to a collection of segments on The Kinks from the American Top 40 radio show.
    9:50 am -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in this article about White Stripes songs.
     
     Tuesday, 17th November, 2020
    2:06 pm -  Here's an article (in Dutch) on Dick van Veelen and his new Kinks book.
    9:25 am -  Here's a brief article on Schoolboys In Disgrace, released 45 years ago today.
     
     Monday, 16th November, 2020
    12:47 pm -  Here's a new post on Shel Talmy's Facebook page: The Blueprint for "Tired Of Waiting For You".
    10:26 am -  "She's Got Everything" was played on the ABC TV show "America's Funniest Home Videos" last night, during a segment featuring videos of girls doing silly things.
    10:24 am -  There will be a Lola vs. Powerman... 50th anniversary radio show the week of December 7th.
    10:22 am -  "Waterloo Sunset" is mentioned in this article about a Cruella de Vil prequel novel.
     
     Friday, 13th November, 2020
    9:38 am -  Today is the release date of Dick van Veelen's book The Kinks. Een oer-Engelse band. Click on "Inkijkexemplaar" at that page for a sample from the book. People outside of Holland can contact the publisher directly to buy the book.
    9:30 am -  According to this article the name of the Village Green pub in Cornwall was inspired by The Kinks.
    9:28 am -  "Big Black Smoke" is included in Paul Weller's playlist of 16 songs that influenced him.
    9:25 am -  This tweet has a photo of the Lola vs. Powerman... 50th anniversary releases, and says Uncut rated it 9/10.
     
     Thursday, 12th November, 2020
    8:44 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article. "Paul Capsis and iOTA will rearrange the songs of Megan Washington, Deborah Conway, Deborah Harry and The Kinks to create a 'contemporary song cycle' called ‘RAPTURE: a song cycle of Desire and Ecstasy, Murder and Mayhem’."
    8:42 am -  The Kinks and Ray are mentioned in this article on Mose Allison.
     
     Wednesday, 11th November, 2020
    9:03 am -  You can listen to the "Powerman" 2020 mix.
    9:01 am -  Here are The Kinks doing three songs on Swedish TV in 1965.
    8:53 am -  Mike Campbell mentions The Kinks in this interview.
     
     Tuesday, 10th November, 2020
    8:39 am -  Here is some more info on the feature with Dave in the January 2021 issue of Uncut. ("Dave Davies takes us through the new Lola... 50th-anniversary reissue alongside an extensive review.")
    8:35 am -  Lola vs. Powerman... is included in this article on albums that turn 50 this month.
     
     Monday, 9th November, 2020
    2:22 pm -  Here's a drawing based on the Muswell Hillbillies album cover photo.
    8:49 am -  In this video, George Maguire talks about The Kinks and the Sunny Afternoon musical, and covers "Strangers" and "Sunny Afternoon". Starts around 01:53. It's part of the Unlock Virtual Festival, raising funds for The Prince's Trust.
    8:46 am -  The Smiths' guitarist Johnny Marr names "ADAAOTN" as one of his 11 favourite songs.
     
     Friday, 6th November, 2020
    4:42 pm -  Here's a review of the Ready Steady Go! book.
    8:39 am -  Ray is mentioned in this blog post on Glastonbury.
    8:38 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Yusuf / Cat Stevens.
    8:35 am -  Here's an article about Mick's live stream yesterday. You can watch Mick again on Facebook.
     
     Thursday, 5th November, 2020
    8:41 am -  According to this tweet, there will be an upcoming interview with Dave about the 50th anniversary of Lola vs. Powerman.
    8:40 am -  Anya Taylor-Joy mentions The Kinks in this interview. Here's the video of the interview.
     
     Wednesday, 4th November, 2020
    10:31 am -  Kinks fan Dick van Veelen has written the first book in Dutch on The Kinks: The Kinks. Een oer-Engelse band. It will be out on Friday, 13 November 2020, but you can pre-order it now. The book has pictures that have not been published before, many taken by fans and music lovers at Kinks concerts in Holland in the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s. On the same day of the release of the book, a special free downloadable PDF file called "Concerts in The Netherlands" will be available on the publisher's website, with more pictures, eyewitness reports from people who attended concerts, and more.
    10:15 am -  Here's an article on the Ready Steady Go! book.
    8:39 am -  Jimmy Page mentions The Kinks in this interview.
     
     Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020
    9:47 am -  Here's a blog post on Schoolboys In Disgrace.
     
     Monday, 2nd November, 2020
    9:05 am -  According to this Facebook post Mick will be on a live stream and taking questions this Thursday, 5th Nov. at 7pm UTC.
    9:04 am -  Bill Bailey mentions "YRGM" in this interview.
    9:02 am -  Ray is mentioned in this blog post.
    9:02 am -  "WHATGTG" is quoted in this Sierra Club article.
    9:00 am -  Here's a cover of "Picture Book" by The Lapels.
    8:57 am -  Here's a tweet about Ray's favorite train song.
    8:57 am -  Here's a new cover of "Misfits" by The Closets.
    8:56 am -  A few more articles/reviews on the Ready Steady Go! book that features Ray: here, here, andhere.
    8:55 am -  Ray and Dave are mentioned in this article on celebrity sibling feuds.
     
     Friday, 30th October, 2020
    3:09 pm -  Here's a new cover of "Wicked Annabella", just in time for Halloween.
    8:00 am -  Ron Sexsmith's latest Kinks cover is "The Way Love Used To Be".
    7:58 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article on Chris Bell
     
     Thursday, 29th October, 2020
    9:50 am -  According to this Rolling Stone article (if paywalled, see this link), Jimmy Page's session work for The Kinks is mentioned in his new book.
    9:49 am -  The 50th anniversary release of Lola vs. Powerman is included in this article on new archival releases.
    9:47 am -  According to this, the cover of "YRGM" in the trailer for the League Of Legends game was done by 2WEI featuring Marvin Brooks, Kate & Hanna Leess.
     
     Wednesday, 28th October, 2020
    11:22 am -  Ray and Dave are mentioned in this article on Epiphone guitars.
    8:41 am -  "Stop Your Sobbing" is mentioned as being on the soundtrack in this review of "The Queen's Gambit".
    8:40 am -  A cover of "YRGM" is used in this cinematic trailer for the video game "Leage of Legends: Wild Rift".
     
     Tuesday, 27th October, 2020
    8:49 am -  According to this review of Peter Frampton's new memoir, the Kinks are mentioned in it.
    8:48 am -  This blog post mentions Ray and The Kinks.
    8:48 am -  Crawford Mack mentions Ray in this interview.
     
     Monday, 26th October, 2020
    1:23 pm -  A guitar signed by Dave has sold at auction (for charity).
    1:21 pm -  Here's an article (in Spanish) on the 50th anniversary release of Lola vs. Powerman.
    1:20 pm -  There will be a review of the 50th anniversary release of Lola vs. Powerman in the January 2021 issue (#326) of Mojo.
    1:14 pm -  Here's a parody of "Sunny Afternoon".
    1:12 pm -  The recent live performance by the Kinks tribute band The Village Green can be watched on Facebook.
    1:10 pm -  A recent Kinks tribute performance can be seen on YouTube.
    1:09 pm -  Nancy Sinatra's and Lee Hazlewood's cover of "Tired Of Waiting For You" will be on a Record Store Day release.
    1:02 pm -  Ray and "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" are mentioned in this article about David Bowie.
    1:00 pm -  "Stop Your Sobbing" is on "The Queen's Gambit" soundtrack.
    12:58 pm -  Peter Zaremba talks about The Kinks on the Waterloo Underground radio show.
     
     Friday, 23rd October, 2020
    10:17 am -  A "message from The Kinks" has been posted on their official social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
    8:47 am -  Here's an article about the Lola vs. Powerman 50th anniversary reissue and the "Any Time 2020" video.
    8:46 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this article about feuds in the music industry.
     
     Thursday, 22nd October, 2020
    11:48 am -  According to this Instagram post there will be a live streaming of a performance of Kinks songs tonight.
    8:49 am -  Jakko Jakszyk and Tom Robinson mention Ray and The Kinks in this interview (at around 1:23:23).
    8:48 am -  According to this article, Matt Nathanson has a cover of "Father Christmas" on his Farewell December album, to be released this Friday.
     
     Wednesday, 21st October, 2020
    10:20 am -  Here's the official video for "The Follower - Any Time 2020", from the upcoming 50th anniversary release of Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround.
    9:12 am -  There are Kinks songs in this playlist of Music that inspired The Cramps.
     
     Tuesday, 20th October, 2020
    1:01 pm -  The Kinks are mentioned in various Spencer Davis obituaries, such as here and here.
    9:36 am -  Gary Stockdale will be performing a Kinks tribute show today at 5:30pm Pacific time.
    9:20 am -  "Shangri-La" is mentioned in this article (when testing out ear buds).
    9:20 am -  The Record Store Release of the Village Of The Damned soundtrack on vinyl is mentioned in this article.
     
     Monday, 19th October, 2020
    9:06 am -  Here's the official video of Joe Bouchard's (from Blue Öyster Cult) cover of "ADAAOTN".
    9:02 am -  The Kinks' version of "Beautiful Delilah" is included in this article on the best covers of Chuck Berry.
    9:00 am -  Dave is mentioned in this article on musicians as inventors.
    8:59 am -  Here's a podcast on The Kurious Kase of The Kinks.
     
     Friday, 16th October, 2020
    3:40 pm -  There will be a video for the "Any Time 2020" track, premiering on 21st October.
    9:35 am -  Deke Dickerson does a Beach Boys/Wrecking Crew-style cover of "Waterloo Sunset".
    9:34 am -  Here's Dave Quayle's review of Carey Fleiner's book The Kinks: A Thoroughly English Phenomenon.
    9:27 am -  Here's a blog post about the "Long Distance Piano Player".
    9:26 am -  Dave Victor picks The Kinks as one of the bands for his Fantasy Festival in this podcast.
     
     Thursday, 15th October, 2020
    10:24 am -  The Kinks are mentioned in this rock feuds.
    9:56 am -  Some more articles on the 50th anniversary releases of Lola vs. Powerman here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here..
     
     Wednesday, 14th October, 2020
    9:46 am -  You can listen to "The Follower / Any Time 2020" from the upcoming box set.
    9:41 am -  The Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround Part One 50th anniversary releases were officially announced today on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the official Kinks store (if you pre-order from there, you'll also receive a 7" "Lola"/"Berkeley Mews" single on clear vinyl and an enamel pin badge, while supplies last).
    9:36 am -  The Lola vs. Powerman 50th anniversary releases are also available to pre-order from Australian stores such as JB Hi-Fi.
    9:33 am -  The Lola vs. Powerman 50th anniversary releases are available to pre-order on the US Amazon now: Box set, Vinyl, 2CD, and 1CD.
    9:32 am -  Several articles about the Lola vs. Powerman... 50th anniversary releases here, here, here, here, and here. And here's an unboxing video.
     
     Tuesday, 13th October, 2020
    12:51 pm -  John 5, Michael Anthony, and Corey Taylor cover "YRGM" in this video.
    9:12 am -  Here's another article on "Play For Today" at 50.
    9:09 am -  "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" was played at the conclusion of the World Grand Prix (Darts) last night.


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