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Doors Stars Still Planning Tribute To Fallen Bandmates

30th May 2014

Existing Doors bandmates Robby Krieger and John Densmore are still planning the ultimate tribute to their fallen pals Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison, but the gig is proving difficult.The two old pals became friends again...

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Robby Krieger Recruiting Musicians For Ray Manzarek Tribute

10th February 2014

The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger is assembling a group of musicians for a memorial concert in honour of his late bandmate Ray Manzarek.Keyboardist Manzarek died of bile duct cancer in May last year (13) and...

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Ray Manzarek Returning From The Grave For Bbc Documentary Series

7th January 2014

One of Ray Manzarek's final interviews is set to air on the Bbc as part of a new rock documentary series.The Doors keyboard player lost his battle with cancer in May (13), aged 74, but...

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New The Doors Film Offers Up Rare Early Footage Of Rock Band

4th October 2013

Footage from Robby Krieger, John Densmore and the late Ray Manzarek's personal archives has been mined for a new The Doors Dvd and Blu-Ray release, which will also feature the band's rare early Tv appearances.R-Evolution,...

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The Doors Stars Plan Tribute Show For Manzarek's Birthday

10th September 2013

Former The Doors bandmates John Densmore and Robby Krieger have set a date for their Ray Manzarek tribute show - the late keyboard player's birthday, 12 February (14).Manzarek's cancer battle and subsequent death earlier this...

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Robby Krieger Still Struggling With Ray Manzarek's Death

10th August 2013

The Doors rocker Robby Krieger is struggling to overcome the death of his bandmate Ray Manzarek because he is "constantly" talking about the late keyboardist in interviews.Manzarek, who co-founded the band with Jim Morrison in...

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Surviving Members Of The Doors To Reunite

4th July 2013

The surviving members of The Doors will reunite for a tribute to Ray Manzarek.The 'Light My Fire' band's original guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore are planning to stage a concert for the keyboardist,...

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Robby Krieger Confirms Plans For 2013 John Densmore Reunion

3rd July 2013

Former pals-turned-feuding bandmates Robby Krieger and John Densmore are to reteam onstage as part of a tribute to late The Doors star Ray Manzarek later this year (13).The news comes just weeks after Manzarek's death...

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John Densmore Planning The Doors Reunion To Honour Late Pal Manzarek

20th June 2013

The Doors drummer John Densmore is hoping to officially end his feud with former bandmate Robby Krieger at a planned tribute for their late pal Ray Manzarek.Densmore and Krieger fell out a decade ago during...

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

By Michael West | 22nd May 2013

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 the band with lead singer Jim Morrison after a chance...

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The Things They Tweet: 3679252

21st May 2013

"Ray loved his band. I only got to sing with him once. No one played the organ like that guy - a true original and will be missed by millions." Actor Val Kilmer adds his...

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

By Contributor | 21st May 2013

“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 dim their lights at 9:31PM PDT in honor of Ray...

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Ray Manzarek Passes Away Following Hidden Battle With Cancer

By Joe Wilde | 21st May 2013

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 a post on the band's Facebook page. He was 74-year-old.Manzarek...

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Ray Manzarek Tributes Pour In After His Death

21st May 2013

John Densmore and Slash are among the first stars to speak out and pay tribute to The Doors rocker Ray Manzarek after he lost his battle with cancer.The keyboard player, who co-founded the band with...

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The Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek Has Died

21st May 2013

The Doors' founding member Ray Manzarek has passed away.The legendary musician was at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany when he lost his long battle with bile duct cancer yesterday (20.05.13) at the age of...

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The Doors Star Ray Manzarek Dead At 74

20th May 2013

The Doors star Ray Manzarek has died following a secret battle with cancer.The keyboard player, who co-founded the band with Jim Morrison, passed away at a clinic in Germany, according to a post on the...

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John Densmore Open To A The Doors Reunion - At Last

5th May 2013

The Doors drummer John Densmore has opened up to the possibility of a reunion with bandmates Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger after feuding with the duo for years.Densmore has rejected countless invitations to reteam with...

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The Doors Drummer Pens Tell-all About Bandmates' Disputes

30th January 2013

The Doors drummer John Densmore is putting pen to paper to reveal all about his longtime feud with bandmates Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek.The rocker will detail the legal spats between the existing band members...

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Marilyn Manson Thrilled To Play With The Doors

17th August 2012

Marilyn Manson's career will come full circle when he performs with Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek at the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday night (18Aug12) because he first dreamed of becoming...

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The Doors Honour Morrison On 40th Anniversary Of Death

4th July 2011

Former The Doors stars Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger paid tribute to their late bandmate Jim Morrison over the weekend (02-03Jul11) to mark the 40th anniversary of his death.Morrison died in the bathtub of a...

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The Doors To Play Paris On Morrison's Death Anniversary

31st March 2011

The Doors stars Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek will mark the 30th anniversary of tragic singer Jim Morrison's death in July (11) by performing the group's classic tunes in the city where he passed away.Morrison...

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Fascinating Fact 10146

18th October 2010

KISS star GENE SIMMONS' son NICK auditioned to front ROBBIE KRIEGER and RAY MANZAREK's band RIDERS OF THE STORM.

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Stars Join Santana For Classic Rock Covers Album

28th May 2010

Rapper NAS, JOE COCKER, CHRIS CORNELL and THE DOORS keyboard player RAY MANZAREK have teamed up with guitar great CARLOS SANTANA for his new album of classic rock anthems.Nas performs AC DC's Back in Black...

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Doors Shut On Manzarek/krieger Case

22nd August 2008

Rockers RAY MANZAREK and ROBBY KRIEGER have lost their appeal to tour as the DOORS OF THE 21ST CENTURY. The Doors founders hit the road under the moniker in 2001, but were forced to drop...

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Manzarek: 'Morrison's Death May Be A Fake'

4th July 2008

Rock legend JIM MORRISON may be alive and living in the Seychelles, according to his former THE DOORS bandmate RAY MANZAREK. The Doors keyboardist admits he became suspicious after Morrison died as the enigmatic singer...

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Manzarek Wins Right To Appeal Breach Of Contract Lawsuit

25th March 2008

An appeals court has reopened a breach of contract lawsuit brought by THE DOORS keyboardist RAY MANZAREK against an insurance firm. Manzarek's case against St. Paul Fire And Marine Insurance Company was dismissed by a...

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Jim Morrison's First Poem Added To Hall Of Fame

31st August 2007

RAY MANZAREK's marriage certificate and the handwritten lyrics to JIM MORRISON's first poem have been added to the Rock + Roll Hall Of Fame as part of a new 40th anniversary tribute to THE DOORS....

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Fuel Star Scallions To Join The Doors

29th March 2007

Former FUEL frontman BRETT SCALLIONS will replace THE CULT singer IAN ASTBURY in DOORS reunion band RIDERS ON THE STORM. Scallions beat a host of hopefuls to land the job in Doors founders ROBBY KRIEGER...

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Doors Make Back Catalogue Available To Download

26th March 2007

THE DOORS are the latest veteran act to make their entire back catalogue of music available to download online. The band, whose frontman JIM MORRISON died in 1971, have given permission for all six of...

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Manzarek: 'Stone Missed The Doors Of Perception'

16th March 2007

THE DOORS keyboardist RAY MANZAREK has slammed director OLIVER STONE for misrepresenting his band in the 1991 biopic of the band. Manzarek, 68, claims Stone's THE DOORS painted an "over-sensationalised" picture of late singer JIM...

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