Dave Davies says there’s only ‘an outside shot’ of The Kinks reforming

Guitarist says reformation plans depend on how he and his brother Ray being 'physically, emotionally and psychologically' healthy

The Kinks‘ Dave Davies has said that there is only an “outside shot” of the band reforming.

Davies had previously said there was a “50/50” chance of he and his brother Ray reuniting to play live shows but, in a new interview with Rolling Stone, the guitarist said that the likelihood of the group playing together again had dwindled.

“I’d say there’s an outside shot,” he said. “But where there’s life, there’s hope. I know Ray has a lot coming up, and I do as well, so we’ll see how things span out in the next few months. A lot of it depends on how Ray and I feel by the end of the year, physically, emotionally and psychologically. I wish I could give you a more definitive answer, but I don’t want to jump the gun.”


The Kinks celebrated their 50th anniversary last year, with reports at the time suggesting that the Davies siblings had put their animosity behind them and were now working on new material.

The pair, who have not performed together since 1996, apparently began to build bridges over the new Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon. Ray Davies helped with the script and the music for the show, which Dave saw and reportedly liked. A biopic of The Kinks, meanwhile, is currently in the works and will be directed by filmmaker Julien Temple.