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In an interview with Rolling Stone dated September 1, Dave Davies talked about the upcoming Kinks biopic You Really Got Me, directed by Julien Temple, and the chances of them getting back together as a band. He said:
“I’d say there’s an outside shot,” he tells Rolling Stone. “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.”
Davies is also focused on writing and recording new material with his son, Russell.
Albums, singles, and tours
- The Zombies have released a new single entitled “Moving On”, which was released on Speakeasy on September 2. Rod Argent began writing the track almost 40 years ago in 1977 after the death of Elvis Presley. Their new album, Still Got That Hunger, is set to be released October 9, and can be preordered on iTunes.
- Paul McCartney and Jon Bon Jovi have teamed up with a slew of contemporary artists to record a single called “Love Song to the Earth”. the proceeds will go to Friends of the Earth every time the song is purchased, shared, or streamed.
- Black Sabbath have announced their final tour, which will commence in January of 2016 in Omaha, Nebraska. Find more information and the full list of dates here.
- August 31 – Jerry Allison of Buddy Holly and the Crickets (born in 1939), Van Morrison, singer (1945)
- September 1 – Conway Twitty, singer (born in 1933), Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees (1946), Greg Errico of Sly and the Family Stone (1948)
- September 2 – Rosalind Ashford of Martha and the Vandellas (born in 1943), Marty Grebb of the Buckinghams (1946)
- September 3 – Al Jardine of the Beach Boys (born in 1942), George Biondo of Steppenwolf (1945), Donald Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad (1948)
- September 4 – Merald “Bubba” Knight of Gladys Knight and the Pips (born in 1942), Gene Parsons of the Byrds (1944), Ronald LaPread of the Commodores (1950)
- September 5 – Bob Newhart, comedian and television personality (born in 1939), George Lazenby, actor (1939), Raquel Welch, actress and singer (1940), Freddie Mercury of Queen (1946)
- September 6 – Roger Waters of Pink Floyd (born in 1943)