Rumors have been circulating for a while now that legendary Kinks frontman Ray Davies has been teaming up with some famous friends for a new album, and yesterday it was confirmed that he’s making progress on the as-yet-untitled collaboration.
Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Frank Black, Spoon, Billy Corgan, the late Alex Chilton of Big Star, Lucinda Williams, Mumford & Sons, Amy MacDonald and Paloma Faith are all confirmed to appear on the album, which will feature re-imaginations of classic Kinks songs.
Davies also took to his blog to shoot down rumors that he is recording with The Killers. “The Killers are not on the album, as previously reported by the press,” he wrote.
A complete tracklisting has not been released yet, but Davies said that he collaborated with Springsteen on “Better Things” and with Bon Jovi on “Celluloid Heroes.”
Hipsters United is also reporting that Billy Corgan recorded The Kinks’ 1981 single “Destroyer.”
No word on a specific release date, but the album is expected to be out by the end of this year.