With the passing of Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek in May still fresh on our minds, surviving members of the L.A. group are reuniting for a live tribute show in honor of their bandmate.
Guitarist Robby Krieger has confirmed with Rolling Stone that he and drummer John Densmore will perform a live tribute to Manzarek at some point this year.
“We’re going to do at least one show for Ray and have a big send-off,” Krieger told Rolling Stone. “That’s either the start or the end of it, I don’t know.”
Their reunion will be one of the first in over ten years after a major falling out between the two came when Krieger and Manzarek went on tour as the ‘Doors of the 21st Century’ in 2002, which sparked a lawsuit from Densmore over licensing use of the ‘Doors’ name. Krieger then counter-sued for $40 million when Densmore refused to sign a multi-million dollar deal to use the band’s songs in commercials, but it seems time has mended the nasty rift.
“He’s the one that got me in the Doors. What am I going to do? I can’t hate him forever,” Krieger said. “I just wish he had wanted to play with Ray and I back before all this started. That’s when things went bad. We’re talking about it.”
No official plans have been announced for the tribute show yet, but we will keep you updated as details come out.