Densmore Considers Full Doors Reunion - With Vedder

A full THE DOORS reunion could be possible this year (07) if PEARL JAM star EDDIE VEDDER agrees to perform with the rock legends again. Vedder joined the three existing members of the group for shows and studio sessions a decade ago and drummer JOHN DENSMORE reveals he'd consider ending his stand-off with his bandmates if the ALIVE singer agreed to front them for 40th anniversary shows. Densmore has been fighting with former Doors bandmates ROBBY KRIEGER and RAY MANZAREK ever since they launched THE DOORS OF THE 21ST CENTURY with THE CULT singer IAN ASTBURY, and even though the trio appeared together at a recent book signing event in Los Angeles, the drummer refused to be part of a planned performance at fabled Los Angeles venue the Whisky A Go Go. Densmore reveals he, Krieger and Manzarek are planning to host another book and poetry reading and signing event in England later this year (07), but he owes it to the memory of late bandmate JIM MORRISON to only perform with the perfect frontman. Densmore says, "I play with Jim. If there's someone of that level, OK. I'm not gonna join them with Ian. That's not to diss Ian, he's a good singer - but he's no Jim Morrison. Eddie Vedder? My God, there's a singer." Asked if he'd perform with his bandmates if Vedder was on board for shows, the drummer adds, "Probably." But he admits lawsuits and legal issues that escalated after he forced his bandmates to drop the name The Doors of The 21st Century and adopt RIDERS ON THE STORM instead will always get in the way of a full reunion. He explains, "They've appealed my whim, but it's still a quiet celebration in my mind. I mean, it's gonna go on for another year - more lawyers... It's hard to be chummy with that going on."


Tags: The Doors - Pearl Jam - Eddie Vedder - John Densmore - Alive - Robby Krieger - Ray Manzarek - The Cult - Ian Astbury - Jim Morrison


More The Doors

A Week In News: Ray Manzarek Dies, Taylor Swift's Disgusted Reaction and Brad Pitt Talks Drugs

End of the Night: Tributes were paid this week to Ray Manzarek, pioneering keyboardist with The Doors who died in Germany aged 74. He formed...

RIP Ray Manzarek: Doors Man's Influence Cannot Be Quantified

“Tonight, Monday May 20th, The Whisky A Go Go, The Roxy, The Viper Room and The House Of Blues on The Sunset Strip will all...

Ray Manzarek Passes Away Following Hidden Battle With Cancer

Ray Manzarek, the keyboard player and co-founded of The Doors with Jim Morrison, passed away at a clinic in Germany Monday (May 20), according to...


Z-Machine Starts Production On Documentary Film, Before The End: Jim Morrison Comes Age

Z-Machine announced that production has begun on Before the End: Jim Morrison Comes of Age. With a focus on bringing the legend down to earth,...

Surprise! Johnny Depp Makes Impromptu Appearance Onstage With Alice Cooper

Johnny Depp appears to be forging a new career for himself as ‘surprise guitarist’ for some of the world’s biggest rock artists.OK, so we have...

The Doors, Perception, Album Audio Streams Video

The Doors Perception Album Audio Streams To celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the greatest rock bands of all time with the November 21...



Cyndabell's picture


densmore, as though your opinion matters more than everyone else's??? To wreck your measly chances to perform again with your friends??? Well, they were your friends anyway. Was it worth it?
Import Source: 
Import Date: 

6 years 9 months ago
View Comments

Eileen's picture


The Doors should ask Glenn Danzig if he would sing with them!He really has a powerful voice very similar to Jim Morrison's. I'm surprised they haven't sought him out!!
Import Source: 
Import Date: 

4 years 9 months ago
View Comments

The Doors Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on The Doors

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All