News of Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek's death sent grief through the rock community yesterday (May 20), with many of his peers sharing their sadness via social networks. Perhaps none was more keenly felt, however, than that of Manzarek's longtime musical partner, Doors drummer John Densmore.
"Four to one baby / One on four / Which of these legends gets out alive?" OK, we're paraphrasing a bit, but the fact is only Van Morrison or the Doors can move onto the May 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame finals, since they're pitted against each other in this week's semifinals. Each month, our readers will determine which of eight legendary artists or bands is immortalized forever for their contributions to classic rock history.
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.
The first round of the May 2013 Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame includes two '60s bands that have shaped and influenced rock music for more than 45 years. The winner will go on to tackle other legendary artists to determine who'll be the third act immortalized in Ultimate Classic Rock's Hall of Fame.
Doors drummer John Densmore has been making the publicity rounds for his new tell-all memoir, 'The Doors: Unhinged -- Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes on Trial.'