Of course, the sibling bickering between the Davies boys has been the stuff of rock legends, at times leading to actual fisticuffs on stage as well as verbal exchanges in the press. The Kinks haven’t performed publicly since 1996 and now it looks as if that may have been the band’s swan song.

Speaking to London’s Daily Mail, Dave Davies said a Kinks reunion wouldn’t live up to the band’s heritage.

“I think the music is so beautiful it shouldn’t be tainted,” the younger Davies told the Daily Mail. “It would be a shame. You don’t need to see silly old men in wheelchairs singing ‘You Really Got Me.’”

But Dave, who suffered a stroke in 2004, rarely talks about The Kinks without dissing Ray and this press-op was no different, during which he referred to his brother as “an a**hole” as well as “a vampire” and a “control freak.”

What could have possibly caused Dave to get on his brother’s case? After all, it was only a few months ago when he told Rolling Stone that a Kinks reunion just might be in the cards.

“It’s possible,” Dave Davies told Rolling Stone. “There’s nothing in the pipeline yet, but we’ll see… It’s all water under the bridge now, but there was talk in the early 2000s about doing weekends in New York and other big cities.”

On the other hand, it was only three years ago when Ray Davies talked about a possible Kinks project only to have brother Dave shoot it down publicly, posting a message on his website saying a reunion “would be like a poor remake of ‘Night Of The Living Dead’” and accusing his brother of doing “Karaoke Kinks shows since 1996.”

“I wrote a song called ‘Where Pigs Fly,’ Ray wrote ten songs out of it,” Dave wrote. “One of them was ‘Lola’ and the other eight were ‘You Really Got Me.’”

Nice to know some things never change.

Click here to read the Daily Mail article and here to read Dave Davies’ quotes in Rolling Stone.