Inside Shepard Fairey's Doors and Interpol Collaborations

December 1, 2014

Jim Morrison recorded the vocals for the Doors' "Ghost Song" in 1969, reciting poetry about a car accident he witnessed as a child. Almost a decade later, the surviving members of the band added instrumentation, and last Friday, the song was reissued...


The Great Lost Doors Movie Reveals 'How Jim Really Was'

November 18, 2014

In 1968, the Doors decided to chronicle their life on the road and commissioned a crew to document their in-progress tour. The band would produce the project itself; singer Jim Morrison and keyboardist Ray Manzarek had met at UCLA's film school, so they...


The Doors' 'Feast of Friends' Doc to Come Out This Fall

September 15, 2014

Feast of Friends, a Doors documentary that the band members produced themselves on their 1968 summer tour, is finally getting a proper release. The feature, which was never completed, was screened to generally negative reviews at film festivals during...


Behind Robby Krieger and John Garcia's Unlikely Team-Up

July 22, 2014

"If someone told me at 19 years old, when I wrote 'Her Bullets Energy,' that Robby Krieger would be playing on it, I would have told them, 'You're out of your mind and go jump in a lake,'" says John Garcia, the voice behind bands like Kyuss, Vista Chino...


McConaughey's Jim Morrison Connection

March 12, 2014

During his Best Actor acceptance speech at this year's Oscars, Matthew McConaughey slipped in a subtle allusion to David Wooderson, the eternal slacker he played in Richard Linklater's 1993 classic Dazed and Confused: After reflecting on the power...


Marianne Faithfull: My Ex Boyfriend Killed Jim Morrison

August 5, 2014

Marianne Faithfull said in a recent interview that her boyfriend at the time, a heroin dealer named Jean de Breteuil, was responsible for Doors frontman Jim Morrison's death in the summer of 1971. The singer recalled a sense of foreboding when Breteuil...


Chuck D on Why Record Store Day Matters

March 21, 2014

Yesterday at an indie record store in Hollywood, a couple of musicians met for the first time and started talking. "Maybe we can do something together," said Public Enemy's Chuck D. "D and D," joked Doors drummer John Densmore. “I have beats.” "That’s...



How Drugs Propelled the Doors

December 6, 2013

Proving tragedy can indeed bring people together, last night surviving Doors members John Densmore and Robby Krieger shared a stage for the first time in 15 years, overcoming years of well-documented legal disputes over the band's legacy and name. Last...


The 27 Club: A Brief History

November 12, 2013

The Doors Digging Up Rare Footage

October 2, 2013

The Doors are digging up rare footage to share with fans this December. The new Blu-ray and DVD R-Evolution features early TV appearances, music films, and commentary from bandmates John Densmore, Robby Krieger and the late Ray Manzarek. The collection...


The Doors' Robby Krieger Confirms Reunion With John Densmore

July 3, 2013

A live tribute to Ray Manzarek by the two surviving members of the Doors is almost certain to happen later this year, guitarist Robby Krieger tells Rolling Stone. "We're going to do at least one show for Ray and have a big send-off," said Krieger. "That's...


Tech N9ne Works With the Doors

June 24, 2013

In 2010, after playing his first show in Paris, Tech N9ne headed straight for Père Lachaise Cemetery. The Missouri rapper sat down beside the gravesite of Doors frontman Jim Morrison, cracked open a bottle of Jack Daniels and poured a glass for...


Billie Joe Armstrong, Slash, Skrillex React to Ray Manzarek's Death

May 21, 2013

The death of Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek has touched many in the music community. Punk pioneers X shared their thoughts today, and Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, Slash and Skrillex mourned his passing on Twitter with heartfelt and reflective...


Watch the Doors' First Interview in Years

December 5, 2013

Several days before what would have been Jim Morrison's 70th birthday on December 8th, the Doors have released the first official update to their iPad app, which the band launched earlier this year. The updated version of the app – simply titled...


10 Must-Have LPs for Back to Black Friday

October 23, 2013

As part of "Back to Black Friday," a vinyl-focused event organized by the people behind Record Store Day, artists such as Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga and Nirvana are putting out exclusive vinyl releases on November 29th, according to Billboard. Of the 100 or...


Jay Z Wrote Letter to the Doors' John Densmore

August 14, 2013

Rock and hip-hop intersected in an unlikely place when Jay Z and Doors drummer John Densmore struck up a correspondence in the early 2000s, the rocker said yesterday in a segment on HuffPost Live.  The drummer said that when...


Eleanor Friedberger Picks Eight Favorite Songs

June 24, 2013

Eleanor Friedberger is full of stories. Ask her what she's been listening to lately, and the Fiery Furnaces singer – who's currently touring her excellent new solo album, Personal Record – will share a series of frequently hilarious anecdotes...


Q&A: John Densmore on Reconciling With the Doors

June 19, 2013

For a full decade, the Doors were at war with one another, entangled in dueling lawsuits and memoirs and locked in disputes over the licensing of their music and use of the Doors name on the road. But when keyboardist Ray Manzarek was hospitalized this...


Ray Manzarek, 1939-2013: A Tribute Playlist

May 21, 2013

The Doors' organist Ray Manzarek, who died on May 20th at 74, remembered the day his band was born this way, in his 1998 memoir, Light My Fire: My Life With the Doors. "As he's singing, I'm hearing an entire recording taking place in my mind's ear," Manzarek...