In 2010, Ray Davies wanted to launch a reunion tour of his history-making '60s rock band The Kinks. The band's lead guitarist, and Ray's younger brother, Dave, wasn't so into it though. His response: "Ray's an a***hole."
Ray and Dave never got along particularly well. "I think Ray has been happy for only three years of his life," Dave told The Daily Mail. "And those were the three years beore I was born." That rivalry simmered through their musicmaking years, and the last time the band was together, on Dave's 50th birthday, Dave claims "Ray jumped on the table and made a speech about how wonderful he was. He then stamped on the cake."
Ray has kept busy since The Kinks faded in the '80s, releasing five solo albums, touring with a full band, writing an autobiography and a book of short stories, as well directing several movies. Dave has also released a handful of solo albums, but none were commercially successful. He claims that he's pretty low on cash, since Ray, as the songwriter, ended up with most of The Kinks' royalties.
"Well, Ray sucks me dry of ideas, emotions and creativity," Dave said, explaining his lack of interest in a reunion tour. "It's toxic for me to be with him."