The Kinks could celebrate 50th anniversary with world tour
The Kinks have been on hiatus since the mid-90s, but that could change in 2014, which marks the 50th anniversary of the band that explained the uniqueness of Lola to us 13-year-olds. And more importantly, gave Van Halen a hit song to cover for the rockers' first album.
Kinks' guitarist and co-founded Dave Davies told Rolling Stone that meetings between him and brother Ray Davies on a tour have taken place already and the odds of going on the road are 50/50.
"The first two meetings were great," Davies said. "We talked about the old days and maybe doing something next year. I thought to myself, 'Oh sh--, maybe we could actually do something before we fall down dead.' It was very positive."
Davies also told the magazine that the band's MTV-driven popularity of the '80s was very uncomfortable to him, despite scoring with hits such as Come Dancing, Better Things and Destroyer.
"We started playing stadiums," he said ion the interview. "But I just got this sinking feeling in the back of the limos. The whole thing made me feel really sick. It's a terrible thing to say, because I should feel grateful for making money and doing well, but something about it was very unnatural."