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Doors members confirm reunion

The Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger has confirmed with "Rolling Stone" that he and fellow drummer John Densmore will be joining forces for a live tribute dedicated to the recently deceased Ray Manzarek.

Doors members confirm reunion

Members of the rock-band The Doors Ray Manzarek, left, and Robby Krieger pose for photographers during a press conference in Mexico City, in this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 file photo.
Members of the rock-band The Doors Ray Manzarek, left, and Robby Krieger pose for photographers during a press conference in Mexico City, in this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007 file photo.

The Doors’ guitarist Robby Krieger has confirmed with Rolling Stone that he and fellow drummer John Densmore will be joining forces for a live tribute dedicated to the recently deceased Ray Manzarek, founding member and keyboardist of the band.

Back in 2002, Densmore was in a major disagreement with Krieger and Manzarek when they began touring as “the Doors of the 21st Century,” which lead to a lawsuit over the band name and song licensing.

This bitter disagreement is the subject of John Densmore’s new book, The Doors Unhinged. At this point, the two are already starting to plan out their move one the book buzz dies down.

"We should probably wait until John's book dies down," said Krieger to Rolling Stone. "He's the one that got me in the Doors. What am I going to do? I can't hate him forever. I just wish he had wanted to play with Ray and I back before all this started. That's when things went bad. We're talking about it." 

There’s also talk of re-releasing two of the Doors’ album: 1971’s Other Voices and 1972’s Full Circle.

Gabrielle Bonghi Philly.com
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