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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Surviving members of The Doors to reunite

PTI  Los Angeles, July 05, 2013
First Published: 16:40 IST(5/7/2013) | Last Updated: 17:06 IST(5/7/2013)

The surviving members of The Doors - Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore - will reunite for a tribute to keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who died in May.

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The 'Light My Fire' hitmaker's original guitarist Krieger and drummer Densmore are planning to stage a concert for the keyboardist, who passed away in May after a long battle with bile duct cancer, reported Rolling Stone magazine.

"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," Krieger said.

The fourth founding member of the band, singer Jim Morrison, died in 1971.

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The concert will mark the healing of a rift between the two musicians, which started in 2002 when Krieger and Manzarek started touring as The Doors of the 21st Century.

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This led to lawsuits from both sides for millions of dollars about the rights to use the band's name and songs in adverts, and a book by Densmore, 'The Doors Unhinged' about their battle.

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Although Krieger claims this is now behind them.

"John's the one that got me in the Doors. What am I going to do? I can't hate him forever. 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," he said.

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