Top 8 Rock and Roll Death Conspiracies -
AlterNetTop 8 Rock and Roll Death ConspiraciesAlterNetWith no autopsy performed and numerous reports that Morrison had previously declared to friends he would someday fake his own death, the conspiracy theory flourished. (Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek didn't help matters when he said things in the press ...
Posted on 2 August 2015 | 7:32 pm
Top tribute act to light Weymouth audience's
Dorset EchoTop tribute act to light Weymouth audience's fireDorset EchoAt a Strange Doors performance audiences will experience ad-libbed poetry, a singer that jumps into the air and writhes on the floor (whilst conjuring the Lizard King with his rich baritone voice), those crisp organ sounds of Ray Manzarek cutting ...
Posted on 1 August 2015 | 12:46 am
Popsmacked: Kitchener blues fest's artistic
Waterloo RecordPopsmacked: Kitchener blues fest's artistic guru stays cool under pressureWaterloo Record... walls are covered in photos of rock and blues greats who played the festival and then promptly passed away, some within months. Bobby Bland, Mel Brown, Ray Manzarek, Johnny Winter, Jeff Healey, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins.and more »
Posted on 31 July 2015 | 1:49 pm
Cary Grace - Soundblab
SoundblabCary GraceSoundblab'War Child' is a lengthy, bluesy swagger that's equal parts Tina Turner, Annie Lennox, and Jim Morrison (complete with a lengthy, Doorsy jam that invites the spirit of Ray Manzarek to sit in). But for me, Grace is at her best when she lays back and ...
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 6:04 pm
Medicare makes debut 50 years ago - Troy
Medicare makes debut 50 years agoTroy MessengerThe aircraft crashed, killing all 52 people on board. Also on July 8, Jim Morrison ran into former UCLA classmate Ray Manzarek in Venice Beach, California. After hearing some of Morrison's songs, Manzarek agreed to form “The Doors” with him. On July 10 ...and more »
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 1:05 am
Rock on film: The good, the bad and The
April 5, 2015, 12:15 a.m.
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
X Purvey Pure Punk for Now People at City
respectively (Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek was a mentor and friend to the band, producing their first four albums). With original drummer D.J. Bonebrake and his rock-solid, propulsive, often tribal rhythms, but sadly minus guitarist Billy Zoom ...
Posted on 3 August 2015 | 7:35 pm
Top 8 Rock and Roll Death Conspiracies
(Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek didn’t help matters when he said things in the press like, “I often wonder if his death has been an elaborate charade,” as he did in 2008.) But in 2008, former journalist Sam Bernett claimed Morrison was definitely ...
Posted on 2 August 2015 | 3:37 pm
The Doors Albums From Worst To Best
Though keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore were all crucial to forming the very specific and unique sound of the Doors, the person who pushed them into legendary status was Jim Morrison, the erratic singer and ...
Posted on 1 August 2015 | 5:34 pm
Celebrate 50 years of The Doors with Jim
August is upon us, you’re a Doors fan, you’re aware of the 50th anniversary of Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek’s fabled meeting on Venice Beach has just (ever so slightly) passed. If you in live in the Los Angeles area and/or are going to be visiting ...
Posted on 1 August 2015 | 3:52 am
Popsmacked: Kitchener blues fest's artistic
Bobby Bland, Mel Brown, Ray Manzarek, Johnny Winter, Jeff Healey, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins. Some, like R&B titan Percy Sledge, who fell gravely ill before last year's headlining gig, didn't make it at all. "It's just a small ...
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 6:00 pm
Resolved Question: Where is ray manzarek
Posted on 24 July 2013 | 1:12 pm
Resolved Question: Anyone find any statement
Have I missed something here? I realize there was a legal falling out about a decade ago - but still, John spent a lot of years with The Doors - has anyone read or seen any statement by John over the death of Ray?
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 5:19 am
Resolved Question: Which Doors song will
BQ: Which Doors song will best help me celebrate Ray's life?
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 11:02 pm
Resolved Question: What will you remember
I heard about it on the radio driving over to my parent's house earlier this evening. The Doors were and still are my all time favorite group. I've visited Jim Morrison's grave in Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France and read nearly all of the books by the band members and others. Ray Manzarek dead at age 74.
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 7:59 pm
Resolved Question: Ray Manzarek; a musical
Can't really tell anymore when people like Bieber and Cyrus are given due they haven't earned...society is crazy.
RIP Ray, John and Robbie only had high words for you when I met and talked with both of them.
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 7:58 pm