Ray Davies confirms Springsteen, Killers-featuring duets album

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    While dreams of a Kinks reunion have yet to come to fruition, Ray Davies has confirmed a project we can all get behind. Back Novemeber, following a jam session at the Rock ‘n’ Roll of Fame extravaganza, the former Kinks frontman revealed he had contacted Bruce Springsteen and Metallica about a duet album consisting of re-worked Kinks classics. And while at the time it seemed like a too-good-to-be-true type of thing, as revealed in a new interview with (via TFB), Davies not only still has his eyes set on the project, but is actually hard at work on it.

    According to Davies, he has already hit the studio with The Boss for a rendition of the 1981 song “Better Things” and Bon Jovi for a duet of the 1972 single “Celluloid Heroes”. What’s more, collaborations with The Killers, Lucinda Williams and possibly Metallica are still too come!

    Click here to read the full interview, which also includes details about an upcoming Davies solo album, as well as comments about how a Kinks reunion is still possible. How many times have we heard that already? Sigh.

    Ray Davies with The 88 Tour Dates:
    02/26 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Music Box

    02/27 – Westbury, NY @ North Fork Theater at Westbury
    03/01 – Alexandria, VA @ Birchmere
    03/02 - Annapolis, MD  @ Rams Head Tavern
    03/03 – Wilmington, DE @ Grand Opera House
    03/05 – Scranton, PA @ Scranton Cultural Center
    03/06 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
    03/07 – Pougkeepsie, NY @ Bardavon 1869 Opera House
    03/09 – Binghamton, NY @ The Forum
    03/11 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
    03/12 –
    Lorain, OH @ Palace Theatre
    03/13 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
    03/15 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
    03/17 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
    03/18 – Austin, TX @ LaZona
    03/20 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
    03/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theatre
    03/24 – Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
    03/25 – Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon Club