London's Daily Mail is reporting that Kinks frontman Ray Davies is getting the original lineup of the seminal 1960s rock band together for a reunion sometime in 2008, likely to coincide with the release of a box set spanning the band's history.
This would, reportedly, be the first time since 1969 that the original lineup (Ray Davies, his brother/guitarist Dave Davies, bassist Peter Quaife, and drummer Mick Avory) has played together. Dave Davies suffered a stroke in 2004 but is said to be recuperating very well. No one has played under "The Kinks" name since 1997.
Ray told the Daily Mail that, "It would be great to get back together just to see what musical ideas we had and what would happen." That sounds to me like they may want to put out another album, but I also hope it means a tour is in the works. An American tour. With a stop in Seattle. Not that I ask for much.
Here's a clip of the band playing their first single, a cover of Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally":
Hugs all around to Idolator, of course.