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Legendary band 'Kinks' may unite this year

By Staff

Mumbai, Jan 6 (UNI) On the heels of well publicised reunions of bands from yesteryear like the 'Police', 'Led Zepplin' and 'Van Halen', another iconic band--the 'Kinks' may hit the road this year.

Kinks former frontman Ray Davies revealed that talks are on with his brother and bandmate guitarist, Dave and bassist, Pete Quaife about making music together again.

''It will be great to get back together just to see what musical ideas we have, and what would happen,'' Ray said.

Interest in the band's music has also permeated to Hollywood with films like the recently released ''Juno'', ''The Darjeeling Limited'' and ''Hot Fuzz''.

Formed in 1963, and part of the British invasion of the US charts in the Sixties, the 'Kinks' scored a number of hits like ''Lola'', ''You Really Got Me'' and ''Come Dancing''.

Over the decades, their music has influenced a number of bands, including the 'Pretenders' and the 'Jam' and 'Van Halen', which are opening shows of their ongoing tour with the Kink's ''You Really Got Me''. 'Van Halen' had covered the song in their 1978 debut album.

The band last performed together in 1996, and hoped for a reunion tour, which is likely to coincide with the release of their box set - ''Retrospective''.


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