Legendary rockers The Doors have been handed a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

The honour coincides with the band's 40th anniversary and was received by bandmembers Robby Kreiger and Ray Manzarek.

"Jim always used to say: The west is the best!" Krieger said, referring to Jim Morrison, the group's singer who died in 1971.

"It has been an incredible 40 years and now I'm back with Ray and we're still playing, and you know, it may never end."

According to the Associated Press, a statement from drummer John Densmore read: "It is a great honour to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ... a street that Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger and I traipsed up and down, going into bars, asking if they'd hire a rock band."

The group rose to fame in the late 1960s and produced the hits Break On Through (To The Other Side) and Light My Fire.

Their star is the 2,329th on the Walk of Fame. Other recipients of the honour this year include Hilary Swank and Donald Trump. People selected to receive them are deemed to have made a significant contributions to the entertainment industry.



01/03/2007 16:32:35