The Kinks' Ray Davies Ropes in Spoon, Billy Corgan and More for Collaboration Album

BY Alex HudsonPublished Aug 26, 2010

We already knew that Kinks legend Ray Davies was planning a star-studded collaboration album, featuring reworkings of classic Kinks songs. Back in February, we reported that he had roped in Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi for the project. Now, that lineup has expanded to include Spoon, Billy Corgan, Frank Black and more.

Hipsters United cites a blog post by Smashing Pumpkins producer Kerry Brown, which reveals, "Billy was in this week to record a track for Ray Davies, the two of them are collaborating on a remake of [the 1981 single] 'Destroyer.'"

TwentyFourBit points to an update on Davies' official site that adds, "The collaborations album is coming along well and is almost finished for a release later this year. Ray has recently recorded with Amy MacDonald, Paloma Faith, Mumford & Sons, Spoon and Frank Black. The Killers are not on the album, as previously reported by the press."

A previous update revealed that Lucinda Williams and the late Alex Chilton will also appear.

There's no word on if the Kinks' rumoured new album will emerge anytime soon.

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