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Ray Davies Says Kinks Reunion Is On, With or Without Dave Davies

LONDON - NOVEMBER 16: (L-R) The Kinks band members Ray Davies, Mick Avory, Dave Davies and Peter Quaife pose backstage with the award for their induction into the UK Music Hall Of Fame 2005, the culmination of the two-week Channel 4 series looking at 1950's-1990's popular music, at Alexandra Palace on November 16, 2005 in London, England. Acts are selected by a panel of over 60 artists, journalists, broadcasters and executives, with artists including Alanis Morissette, The Pretenders and Slash paying tribute to their fellow musical artists at the event.
An ultimatum from one Kinks brother to another? THERE'S something new.

Ray Davies has thrown down the gauntlet again in his long difficult relationship with his brother, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, this time over long-discussed reunion plans for the group.

Ray Davies tells Mojo that he and original drummer Mick Avory have been working on new music, with plans to tour as well. He adds that, "Dave's invited to the party -- but if he doesn't want to do it, it will happen anyway. He's very welcome to turn up if he wants. I'd much rather work with him than without him...If somebody can't or won't play, there are other players out there. Mick and I want to do it."

Dave Davies suffered a stroke in June of 2004 but began playing music again two years later. The last Kinks album, "Phobia," came out in 1993.