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Surviving Doors Stars Plan Tribute Show For Ray Manzarek's Birthday

September 11th, 2013 4:20pm EDT
Robby Krieger
Remaining members of The Doors , John Densmore and Robby Krieger, have set February 12th for their Ray Manzarek tribute show, the late keyboard player's birthday.

Manzarek's cancer battle and subsequent death earlier this year brought the former pals, who fell out over The Doors naming rights. Densmore and Krieger fell out a decade ago during a legal battle over the rights to the group's name and back catalogue.

The drummer won and Krieger and Manzarek were forced to change their touring name from The Doors of the 21st Century to Riders on the Storm - the title of a Doors hit. Densmore al...
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Lost Doors Song To Appear In New Documentary

January 16th, 2012 7:59pm EST
The Doors
Lost The Doors recording "She Smells So Nice" is to feature on the band's upcoming DVD documentary "Mr. Mojo Risin': The Story Of L.A. Woman."

The track was discovered by producer Bruce Botnick while he was reviewing the recording sessions for a remastered re-release project and it debuted on the band's Facebook.com page earlier this month - and now it has been added to a photo montage at the end of the documentary, which chronicles the making of Jim Morrison's final Doors album before his death in 1971.

The track features the late Morrison repeating "Mr. Mojo Risin'" - the anagram of his...
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Sunset Strip Festival Kicks Off With Motley Crue Comedy Roast

August 16th, 2011 11:45pm EDT
Motley Crue
Rockers Motley Crue will kick start this year's Sunset Strip Music Festival by becoming the butt of jokes and funny anecdotes at Hollywood's House of Blues.

Famous fans like comedian Dane Cook and New York Dolls frontman David Johansen will join Neil Strauss, who co-wrote the band's bestselling biography "The Dirt," for a comedy roast on Thursday night.

Drummer Tommy Lee says, "I have no idea what they will say, but it's bound to be sometimes serious, sometimes funny and also probably shocking."

Motley Crue will also close this year's festival on Saturday, when they'll receive the event'...
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Doors Drummer John Densmore: 'No More Autographs'

April 21st, 2011 7:53pm EDT
John Densmore
The Doors drummer John Densmore has just added to the value of his autograph after stating he'll never sign his name for a fan again.

The "Riders on the Storm" hitmaker has taken to his website to kindly ask fans to stop requesting his signature.

He writes, "The last several years I have been so flooded with requests that it is interfering with my personal life, and I am going to have to stop.

"Fans (or opportunists from ebay) track me when I land at any airport, follow me into the bathroom, and hang around my hotel, looking for my John Henry (autograph). It is unfortunate, but I have to...
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Jim Morrison's Pardon Granted

December 9th, 2010 9:43pm EST
Jim Morrison
Rocker Jim Morrison has been posthumously pardoned on 41-year-old indecency charges following a unanimous vote by Florida lawmakers on Thursday.

The late Doors singer was arrested in Miami for indecent exposure at a 1969 concert, but Governor Charlie Crist recently launched a campaign to have the count wiped from state records, arguing it was time to forgive and forget.

Last week, Morrison's former bandmate John Densmore insisted the frontman only teased fans during the gig and did not actually expose himself onstage.

And the campaign has worked - the pardon was granted during a Clemency...
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Rolling Stones, Doors Release New Documentary DVDs

June 24th, 2010 10:15pm EDT
The Rolling Stones
Eagle Vision 'the wholly-owned subsidiary of Eagle Rock Entertainment' is proud to announce the release of The Rolling Stones' "Stones In Exile," (June 22) a compelling hour long documentary look at the recording of what many rock historians call the greatest album in history: 1972's "Exile On Main Street." The packaging comes complete with 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus footage.

There has been, over the years, a veritable mountain of debate, conjecture, written words and mythologizing about this most classic album. It has been the subject of books, of rumors, of innuendo, of storie...
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John Densmore Tried To Stop Jim Morrison's Self-Destruction

April 6th, 2010 7:00am EDT
The Doors
Former Doors drummer John Densmore desperately wanted to save his tragic bandmate Jim Morrison before he went too far - but was locked out from his inner circle of friends and enablers.

Morrison died in a Paris, France hotel room in 1971 after years of drug and alcohol abuse, and Densmore admits it pained him to watch his friend spiral into a self-destructive hell.

Densmore tried his best to warn Morrison of the fate that awaited him if he didn't change his ways, but, by the time Morrison moved to France, he could no longer reach him.

Promoting new Tom DiCillo Doors documentary "When You...
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The Doors' Eponymous Debut Album To Be Released As 'Classic Albums' DVD

April 8th, 2008 7:34pm EDT
The Doors
You've been behind the music, read the dirt and seen the concerts, now experience what it takes, and meet who is involved, in the making of a Classic Album. Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the April 22 release of The Doors, as the next installment of its much-lauded "Classic Albums" DVD series.

The year was 1967. The music industry was going through an upheaval as the old guard was giving way to a youth culture revolution that turned thought, sound and politics inside-out and upside-down. In the midst of all this, one of, if not arguably the greatest rock'n'roll debut al...
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The Doors Let It Roll, Baby, Roll 'Live In Boston 1970' July 24

July 12th, 2007 4:49pm EDT
The Doors
LOS ANGELES - After a controversial incident on stage in Miami shortened The Doors' 1969 tour, the band roared back in 1970 with the astounding Morrison Hotel, followed by an inspired tour; their last with singer Jim Morrison. Bright Midnight Archives celebrates the beginning of an era's end with a three-disc set that captures the tour's first stop at the Boston Arena on April 10, 1970. Featuring complete recordings of both the early and late shows, The Doors Live In Boston '70 is available July 24 at all retail outlets and at www.rhino.com and www.thedoors.com. It can also be preordered no...
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Rhino Opens The Doors Of Perception

November 5th, 2006 12:00pm EST
The Doors
-40th Anniversary Boxed Set Due November 21 Features All Morrison-Era Studio Albums Expanded With Bonus Audio and Video on 12 Discs

Rhino and Elektra Records salute the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest rock bands of all time with the November 21 release of Perception. The 6-CD/6-DVD boxed set presents all of The Doors' classic studio albums with legendary vocalist Jim Morrison, each supplemented with rare and unreleased audio and video tracks.

Perception was produced in cooperation with surviving band members John Densmore (drums), Robby Krieger (guitar), and Ray Manzarek (...
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The Doors' 40th Anniversary Celebration Kicks Off November 8 On The Sunset Strip; Win VIP Passes!

November 2nd, 2006 12:45pm EST
The Doors
-Event Includes Historic Landmark Dedication Of The Whisky A Go Go, Previews Of The Doors' Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Exhibit, New CD/DVD Box Set Perception, and Release Of The First Band Autobiography, The Doors By The Doors

The launch of a yearlong celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Doors, one of the most important and influential American groups in the history of rock, is set for the famed Sunset Strip on Wednesday, November 8, 2006.

Along with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum conferring historic landmark status on the Whisky A Go Go (the nightclub where The D...
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