Surviving Doors confirm reunion
Robby Krieger has confirmed he’ll reunite with The Doors bandmate John Densmore for a tribute show to Ray Manzarek, who died earlier this year.
Just one gig is planned – but the guitarist says more could follow.
Krieger tells Rolling Stone: “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.”
The Doors’ surviving members have settled their differences after legal battles over the past decade, with Densmore suing Krieger and Manzarek for using the band name without him, and the pair countersuing over lost income because the drummer wouldn’t sign a licensing deal.
Krieger reflects: “That’s what you do; if someone sues you, you sue them twice as hard back and hope they drop the suit.
“It was a very stupid idea. We had the worst lawyers.”
He continues: “I can’t hate him for ever – he’s the one that got me into the Doors. I just wish he’d wanted to play with Ray and I back before all this started.”
Manzarek passed away in May after a cancer battle, aged 74. Krieger says: “He had a good run. For a rock’n'roller that’s a pretty good age.”
A date for the tribute show hasn’t been confirmed.