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    By The Associated Press
    (2/5/03 - LOS ANGELES) — Doors drummer John Densmore is suing fellow bandmates Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger for going on tour as The Doors without him.
    The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Superior Court, seeks a court order prohibiting keyboardist Manzarek and guitarist Krieger from calling themselves The Doors when they perform without Densmore. It also requests that Densmore, 58, be paid a share of profits from any shows that have taken place without him.

    The lawsuit states that after lead singer Jim Morrison died in 1971, Densmore, Manzarek and Krieger agreed they'd split any future profits from The Doors music three ways and that the band's name wouldn't be used if all three original surviving members weren't involved.

    Manzarek, 63, Krieger, 57, and their representatives could not be found for comment. There were no Los Angeles telephone listings for the musicians, The Doors Music Company, or their record label, Bright Midnight Records.

    Manzarek and Krieger, along with singer Ian Astbury of The Cult and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland, were to perform Friday at the Universal Amphitheatre.

    According to the band's Web site, a new Densmore group called Tribal Jazz plans to release its first album this spring.
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    Good for him. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] This whole Doors thing really doesn't sit well with me. Ask any average person about The Doors and I'll bet that none of them mention Ray Manzerek. The average person knows Morrison and that was The Doors. This "reuinion" is just dumb IMO.
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    I like the Doors as much as anyone but Manzarek has been living off the dead and bloated carcas of Morrison for over thirty years now. The fact that they are touring with Astbury and Copeland shouldn't surprise anyone.

    Having said that, I hope Densmore gets his fair share.
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    I was going to 'blah blah blah'. but I'll just say 'ditto' to what max said!!!!

    Originally posted by Ou812max:
    Good for him. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] This whole Doors thing really doesn't sit well with me. Ask any average person about The Doors and I'll bet that none of them mention Ray Manzerek. The average person knows Morrison and that was The Doors. This "reuinion" is just dumb IMO.
    BTW, if you can sludge through it (and I'm necessarily recommending that you do), and you want to get a feel for what a jackass Manzerek is, read his book!!

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    Originally posted by Glenn:
    BTW, if you can sludge through it (and I'm necessarily recommending that you do), and you want to get a feel for what a jackass Manzerek is, read his book!!
    What is it called and I'll pick it up. I love reading rock and roll biography's. I made it through Paul McCartney's 800 pages. Manzerek would be a cakewalk. Is he really as full of himself as I assume he is? That he discovered Morrison, he was the music, blah, blah?
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    You youngun's... " No One Here get's Out Alive " was mandatory reading when I was in high school [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] Fuck Manzarek [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by el_jalepeno:
    You youngun's... " No One Here get's Out Alive " was mandatory reading when I was in high school [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] Fuck Manzarek [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]
    How old are you?
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    Originally posted by Ou812max:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by el_jalepeno:
    You youngun's... " No One Here get's Out Alive " was mandatory reading when I was in high school [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] Fuck Manzarek [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]
    How old are you? </font>[/QUOTE]Old enough to know I don't have to tredge through Ray's crap to see the light of the Doors [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    Originally posted by el_jalepeno:
    Old enough to know I don't have to tredge through Ray's crap to see the light of the Doors [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
    Right on man. I've heard of that book but I didn't know that Ray wrote it. I thought that Glenn was referring to a newer Ray Manzerek, make more money by milking Morrison's ghost, tell all biography. Seriously, I've been a Doors fan for years and from some of your posts I assumed you were about my age. So, I thought that it was funny being called a "youngun".
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    The book I'm talking about is called Light My Fire-My Life with The Doors by Ray Manzarek. A completely annoying read. Get it out of your library so you don't feel like you wasted your money.

    One of the funny things that I can remember is when Ray spends three entire pages detailing his first acid trip to me, the reader who he doesn't know. He then proceeds to (within a book that continually brags on his closeness with Jim Morrison) say that his first acid trip was too sacred to ever discuss with Jim!

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    Thanks Glenn, I'll check it out. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    One needn't read his book to find out Ray Manzarek is a certified looney. All you have to do is listen to a few interviews with him and you'll think that he and Michael Jackson arrived on the same UFO.
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    i bought Ray's bio. it's a weird read. to a degree so is John's more popular bio (Riders...). what i found odd about both is how they seem to make it sound as if their role in the band was so much more important than the other guy. it's a weird thing. "no one here..." is a good book for a doors fan to read. but with all things like this, who knows? everyone takes away from experiences different things. i've been reading dee dee ramone's books lately. as fun as some of it is to read, a lot of people say dee dee's memory of how things went mostly wasnt based in reality. his 1st bio (lobotomy) doesn't even mention his wife!

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    Originally posted by el_jalepeno:
    You youngun's... " No One Here get's Out Alive " was mandatory reading when I was in high school [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] Fuck Manzarek [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img]
    Wonderland Avenue is a good Doors book, too. that Danny Sugerman was one lucky bastard...
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    i got Break on through, life and death of Jim Morrison" its a good read, lot to it though, but i enjoyed, it left out the members to a certain extent but that didnt bother me the least, mostly about his earlier life and his times at the whiskey and his life on the roof of an abandoned wharehouse on sunset.

 

 

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