THE DOORS’ Densmore And Krieger To Share Stage For The First Time In 13 Years

Densmore & Krieger

John Densmore and Robby Krieger will share a stage next month for the first time in 13 years.

The surviving members of The Doors will appear at the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art on December 5 to mark what would have been late vocalist Jim Morrison’s 70th birthday three days later. The event will also commemorate keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who died in May.

Densmore and Krieger will watch Morrison biopic Mr Mojo Risin’: The Story Of LA Woman before giving a talk about their memories and experiences of being in The Doors.

But although they’ve discussed the possibility of performing together in memory of Manzarek, it’s not been confirmed whether it’ll happen on this occasion.

They last worked together in 2000, before becoming involved in a series of legal battles. Densmore sued Krieger and Manzarek for using the band name without him, and they countersued over lost income because he wouldn’t sign a licensing deal.

In July guitarist Krieger said: “We’re going to do at least one show for Ray and have a big send-off. That’s either the start or the end of it – I don’t know.”

Speaking of his differences with Densmore, he reflected: “It was a very stupid idea. We had the worst lawyers. I can’t hate him for ever – he’s the one that got me into the Doors.”

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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