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Rare John Lennon, Jim Morrison Letters Up for Auction

July 23, 2015

A hand-written letter from Doors singer Jim Morrison during his stint in Paris – postmarked May 18th, 1971, less than three months before his death – is currently bringing over $23,000 at RR's Marvels of Modern Music auction. The...


Watch Boy George, Jack Black Cover the Doors on 'Conan'

July 14, 2015

Fifty years after they formed, the Doors helped unite Culture Club's Boy George with fellow fan Jack Black on Conan Monday night, when the unlikely pair were joined by the band's original guitarist Robby Krieger to perform "Hello, I Love You." During...


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...


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...


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 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...


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...


The Doors Get an iPad App: A 'Major, Major Project'

May 7, 2013

As he painstakingly went through music and photos for the new Doors app on the iPad, Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman found the bit he was looking for on a tape reel marked "Excited Utterances." The clip was frontman Jim Morrison shouting "you're all...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Ray Manzarek, Doors Keyboardist, Dead at 74

May 20, 2013

Doors co-founder and keyboardist Ray Manzarek died today in Rosenheim, Germany, after a long battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74.  "I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today," Doors guitarist...