Ray Davies told the BBC that he has reunited The Kinks with brother Dave and drummer Mick Avory and the band is now "making a new album inspired by The Rolling Stones," Davies told BBC Channel 4. "I think it's kind of an appropriate time to do it.  It won’t be well-organised like the Rolling Stones…but The Kinks will probably be playing the local bar."

Keen Epi fans know that The Kinks popularized the Epihone Casino even before The Beatles when they appeared on Shindig to promote their classic "All Day and All of the Night." Dave Davies was also often seen on stage with a Korina Flying V which today would be worth a king's ransom. Stay tuned for more Kinks updates and check out our history of the Casino as well as Joe Bonamassa's new (and much more affordable) Ltd. Ed. 1958 "Amos" Korina Flying-V.