Ray Davies also set to work with Bruce Springsteen
The Kinks‘ Ray Davies has said he wants to work on new material with his brother Dave.
If Davies‘ plans come into fruition, it will be the first time the duo have worked together since 1996, when The Kinks split. Ray said the two have already spoken about reuniting, though he told News Of The World that it may depend on how well his brother – who suffered a stroke in 2004 – can play.
“I suggested he do some low-key shows to see how well he can play. If we’re going to play together again, we can’t hit the road straight away with a big-time announcement,” Ray explained.
“But, if Dave feels good about it and there’s good new material that we can write, it’ll happen.”
Ray also revealed that he is planning to release an album of duets in 2010. Although he kept details to a minimum, he admitted that “Bruce Springsteen has expressed an interest” in the project.
Elsewhere, the singer spoke about Julien Temple’s forthcoming biographic film about The Kinks.
“I don’t mind who plays me – so long as they’re not too good-looking!” Davies said of the film. “It’s going to have to be an actor with a bit of character rather than looks. Someone good-looking – that wouldn’t work for me.”