The former CULT frontman has joined together with original keyboardist RAY MANZAREK and guitarist ROBBIE KRIEGER to reform The Doors, which has attracted some criticism and scepticism, as well as a lawsuit from drummer JOHN DENSMORE.
However, Astbury argues the process is just like classical musicians interpreting the music of a dead composer.
He reasons, "I'm not naive, I knew it was going to be difficult because Morrison is such a sacred icon. My take on it is more we're performing a classic body of work in the same way that a classical body of dead composer would be performed by musicians of the day."
"Jim Morrison is irreplaceable, I hope that what I'm doing, by singing with Ray and Robbie, is by giving them the opportunity to play the music in a live context, probably for the last time ever that you will hear the original musicians from the Doors play their music live in this context. So when you think about the gravity of that, it's really kind of an important mission."27/04/2004 17:26
Set in the beautiful Swiss Alps, Youth sees Michael Caine & Harvey Keitel in a fine piece of work.
This biopic gallops through the career of groundbreaking gangsta rappers N.W.A, working its way through a checklist of the major events.
It seems like a no-brainer now, but when the summer began no one had ever mentioned Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence in the same breath.
While talking about his new drama We Are Your Friends, Zac Efron has been unusually thoughtful.
New reports indicate that eagerly awaited albums by Adele and Coldplay are set...
Like an antidote to vacuous blockbusters, this intelligent, thoughtful drama packs more intensity into a quiet conversation than any number of...
Z for Zachariah was a welcome challenge for high-profile stars Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine.
Ahead of his fourth turn as James Bond in Spectre later this year, Daniel Craig has spoken...