Doors plan to play again
Surviving Doors members Robby Krieger and John Densmore played an unexpected four-song set at a Jim Morrison memorial event last week – and they’re planning to perform together again.
The pair had previously discussed the possibility of taking the stage together after the death of keyboardist Ray Manzarek brought them together earlier this year. They hadn’t been on speaking terms for nearly a decade following the launch of a spate of lawsuits.
Krieger and Densmore appeared side-by-side on December 5 to mark what would have been frontman Morrison’s 70th birthday. They were only expected to take part in a question-and-answer session, but they surprised and delighted the audience at the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art by playing a set including People Are Strange and Love Me Two Times.
Afterwards Krieger told Rolling Stone: “Jim would be happy if he were here, I think. After he died I thought, ‘In a couple of years people are never going to think about us any more. People are never going to realise how great these songs are.’
“If you listen to those albums, there’s so much in there that people still don’t even know about.”
Asked how Morrison might have celebrated his 70th, Krieger said: “I’m sure by this time he’d want to forget about his birthday. He’d want to forget how old he was.”
But despite enjoying his reunion with Densmore, the guitarist reflected: “It was more fun last night when John just came to my house and we played a few songs together. If we did this again it would be for some charity.
“We’re talking about a show – a tribute to Ray for his birthday, February 12. We’re going to try and get something together.”
Densmore added: “I had a lot of fun. I would do this again a few times, maybe.”
Meanwhile, The Doors App, available for iPad via the Apple App Store, has had a major overhaul to reflect the passing of Manzarek. Additional content includes a video interview with Krieger and Densmore as well as an in-depth new coverage of the keyboardist, plus the original immersive, interactive features.
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