The feud between drummer John Densmore and his remaining bandmates from the Doors – keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger - has played out in the press for the past decade. Now in his new book, ‘The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes on Trial,’ Densmore offers up his very personal account of the lawsuits and the often very public battle he’s endured.
Together with Warner Music, the Doors have launched an interactive app exclusive to the iPad that will offer fans the chance to join the group on a fully interactive journey including music, videos, previously unpublished photos and more.
Did he or didn't he? The late Doors frontman Jim Morrison was charged with exposing himself before a stunned audience in Florida on March 1, 1969, though he vehemently denied the allegation. Bandmate Robby Krieger still says that no photographic evidences exists to prove it.
When the Doors entered a Hollywood recording studio to make their debut album at the end of August 1966, they knew what they wanted. Months of serving as house band at the Whisky a Go Go had sharpened their playing and performing skills to the point where one member of the quartet could abruptly swerve toward a new direction and the others would follow without missing a beat.
The Doors may be reflecting on the 'Live at the Bowl '68' DVD and live album, but for Robby Krieger it's a little bit bittersweet considering the rift that he and Ray Manzarek have with the band's longtime drummer John Densmore.
In advance of the Oct. 23 release of the 'Live at the Bowl '68,' a clip of the the Doors performing 'Moonlight Drive' has been uploaded to YouTube. The three-minute-plus long video (seen below) shows off the high quality of the 20-song set, remastered for this special DVD and Blu-ray. Even songs thought lost to technical troubles have been restored to give fans the complete concert.
It was a clash of mainstream culture vs. the counterculture when the Doors were booked to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show in September of 1967. Things did not go as smoothly as the producers may have hoped.
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