Steve Smith: The Who thoroughly awesome,
LA Daily NewsSteve Smith: The Who thoroughly awesome, totally satisfying at Honda CenterLA Daily NewsTheir first two studio albums, “Los Angeles” in 1980 and “Wild Gift” in 1981, are included in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time at No.'s 286 and 333, respectively. Both albums were produced by The Doors' keyboardist Ray Manzarek.and more »
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 12:35 pm
How Tribute Shows Bring Out the Fan in Rock
BillboardHow Tribute Shows Bring Out the Fan in Rock Stars: 'We All Turn Back Into Teenagers'BillboardBetween them, the Best Fest tribute to the music of the Mac and a celebration of the life of late Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek brought out Mark Ronson, Courtney Love, Carly Rae Jepsen, Perry and Etty Farrell, Juliette Lewis, Cold War Kids, the Foo ...
Posted on 27 May 2016 | 9:37 am
Rap pioneer Tech N9ne proud that 'we built
Wichita EagleRap pioneer Tech N9ne proud that 'we built our world'Wichita EagleCheck out his dynamic 2013 release, the aptly titled “Something Else” which features some intense horror rap, a children's choir, System of a Down guitarist Serj Tankian and the Doors' Robbie Krieger, John Densmore and the now late Ray Manzarek. “When ...
Posted on 25 May 2016 | 8:03 pm
An Ode To The Unsung Hero Of The Doors,
Live for Live Music (press release) (blog)An Ode To The Unsung Hero Of The Doors, Keyboardist Ray ManzarekLive for Live Music (press release) (blog)Facing the impossible task of keeping up with the insane mutterings of Jim Morrison, he not only crafted many of the iconic melodies from The Doors' songs, but also kept the bassline steady with his other hand. That keyboardist, of course, was Ray ...Remembering Ray Manzarek on the third anniversary of his deathExaminer.comCarter Alan's Rock N' Roll Diary: May 20 in Classic Rock History100.7 WZLX Classic Rockall 3 news articles »
Posted on 20 May 2016 | 6:16 am
This Week in Rock History, May 16-22 -
GibsonThis Week in Rock History, May 16-22GibsonThis week in rock history was marked by an abundance of memorable events. The great Chuck Berry recorded his first big hit, Jimi Hendrix inked his first major label record deal, and U2 topped the U.S. singles chart for the very first time. Sadly, we ...
Posted on 16 May 2016 | 8:07 am
Rock on film: The good, the bad and The
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Posted on 4 April 2015 | 8:16 am
Punk pioneers X to play Belly Up Aspen
The songs of the storied punk band X are old, at this point, but they haven’t weakened with age. Tracks from their seminal 1980 debut such as “Los Angeles,” “Johnny Hit and Run Paulene” and the speed-punk cover of “Soul Kitchen” could easily be mistaken for new songs from one of the countless raw, poetically inclined rock acts that X has inspired over the decades.Unlike most of X’s ...
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 11:17 pm
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Will Be
R&B star's debut inducted along with 24 other albums.
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 3:43 pm
The Doors, Radiohead, Steve Martin among
Audio recordings running the gamut of the first album by the Doors to musical highlights from "Sesame Street" have been selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry. The registry is an archive of recordings with cultural, artists and historical significance. The library's National Recording Preservation Board selects 25 works each year to be added to the list ...
Posted on 25 March 2015 | 5:20 am
Library of Congress welcomes recordings by
With nods to the Doors, Sly & the Family Stone, the Righteous Brothers and Steve Martin, the latest selections to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry have a decidedly California slant.
Posted on 25 March 2015 | 4:49 am
Music Review: Sydney Greenstreet Band
Gilbert Gottfried, Gallagher, musicians Mark Farner and Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad, Ian Hunter of Mott The Hoople, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, political commentator Bill Press and hundreds of other personalities.
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 11:06 am
Doors tribute band lead singer to bring
He’s played with both Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek. Peace Frog has played the Whisky a go-go, the House of Blues (L.A.), Caesars Palace, has appeared in a VH-1 production as well as international appearances. Fernandez is trying to raise $30,000 to ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 11:46 am
The E Street Band connection of the Ries
Oh, and he also sings. Kevin Ries, 16, plays guitar in the band. “My favorite band is the Doors and their keyboard player (Ray Manzarek) played bass on the keyboards, too,” Charlie said. “I took that idea and applied it to myself.” The guys have a ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 1:25 am
Daryl Hall & Amanda Aspinall Split:
The singer has interviewed fellow artists such as Joe Walsh, Rob Thomas, Darius Rucker as well as Ray Manzarek & Robbie Krieger of the legendary ’60s band The Doors. Daryl and John are still on the road touring as Hall & Oates. The duo’s 2015 dates ...
Posted on 14 August 2015 | 12:11 am
The Doors Drummer John Densmore On Late
I write about extreme adventure and those who do it. I've bobsledded with the Olympic team; piloted a super-boat at 140 mph; flown to 85,000 feet at Mach 2.6 in a MiG; skied to the South Pole and swam (sans wetsuit) at the North Pole; climbed the ...
Posted on 20 January 2015 | 8:00 am