The Kinks Ray Davies Says He Doesn't 'Have Many Friends'

Ray Davies

Kinks legend Ray Davies is promoting his forthcoming album and he reveals in a new interview that he doesn't interact with his fellow rock stars and says that The Who's Pete Townshend in even more insecure than he is.

"I don't have many friends," Davies said in a recent interview with England's Newstatesman. 'I love people but when it comes to friendships, I . . . not back off, exactly, but would rather observe than interact."

While that may be partially why he's such a celebrated songwriter, it also speaks to his reclusiveness. And, it seems that he rarely compares notes with other artists from his generation.

He discusses some of his peers: "I hated the lifestyle of Paul McCartney. I didn't want to be like Elton John or Rod Stewart." He added, 'There's only one person who's more insecure than I am, and his name is Pete Townshend." Read more of his comments about that here.

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