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2015

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Two Out-of-Print Doors Albums Prepped for Reissue

May 29, 2015

For some fans, the Doors' story ends with 1971's L.A. Woman, the band's last album with iconic frontman-lyricist Jim Morrison, who died that same year. But the remaining trio – keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and...

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The Doors' John Densmore Remembers Author Michael Blake

May 5, 2015

Michael Blake, the writer who adapted his own book into the screenplay for the Oscar-winning film Dances With Wolves, died Saturday of heart failure at the age of 69. The Doors drummer John Densmore remembers his friend in a tribute: He told me...

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The Doors, Radiohead Added to National Recording Registry

March 25, 2015

Radiohead's OK Computer, the Doors' self-titled 1967 debut and Joan Baez' 1960 album Joan Baez are among the 25 recorded works that have been selected for inclusion into the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation...

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Glen Campbell Talks Disastrous Shows Opening for the Doors

March 12, 2015

Before he became one of the most celebrated musicians in country music, Glen Campbell was just a jobbing session musician filling in for the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson on tour and opening up for some unlikely groups. In this exclusive clip from...

2014

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

2013

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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...

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The 27 Club: A Brief History

November 12, 2013
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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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