Sometimes it takes a tragedy to bring former friends back together and that seems to be
the case for Robby Krieger and John Densmore of The Doors. Densmore and
Krieger have put aside their issues to join forces in planning a musical tribute to the
late Ray Manzarek.
"We want to bring together those who Ray either idolized or guys who idolized Ray, maybe
at the Greek or The Hollywood Bowl for a big concert this summer," Krieger told The Hollywood Reporter. "We've teamed up with Live Nation and they are
helping us get it all together. We just want it to be the best it can be."
You may recall that Densmore famously sued Krieger and Manzarek over the use of the name
The Doors to promote the pair's concerts. "John and I haven't been on the best of terms,"
Krieger acknowledged to the Hollywood Reporter. "Ray and I wanted to play as The Doors,
and John didn't want to, and so we had a big lawsuit. But now John and I are back on
track…too bad it took Ray's passing to cause that. But I am happy that we are."
Krieger has taken charge of lining up acts to participate in the tribute to Manzarek, "To
get everyone together on one day, in the summertime, when they are not on tour for a big
venue, that's the challenge." We'll keep our eyes on this developing story.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]
[Published on: 2/11/14]