Ray Manzarek

  1. Rewinding The Charts: On July 29, 1967, The Doors' 'Fire' Lit Up The Hot 100

    July 29, 2014 10:05 AM EDT With his skintight leather pants, come-hither looks and sex appeal, The Doors frontman, Jim Morrison, was the quintessential rock god of the late '60s. And on July 29, 1967, acolytes of the Los Angeles band propelled The Doors' first hit ...

  2. Robby Krieger Talks Manzarek Tribute, Doors App

    August 09, 2013 2:28 PM EDT Robby Krieger has plenty on his creative plate these days. But he still misses his Doors bandmate and longtime partner Ray Manzarek, who died of bile duct cancer on May 20 at the age of 74. "It's taking awhile to get over it," Kri ...

  3. The Doors and Ray Manzarek Debut on Social 50 Chart

    May 31, 2013 9:54 PM EDT The Doors and its founding member Ray Manzarek enter the Social 50 chart this week following the keyboardist’s death on May 20. The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and ...

  4. Chart Moves: The Doors' Sales Surge, 'Fast 6' Soundtrack Drives In, David Crowder Band's Latest Top 10

    May 31, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Daft Punk barged in at No. 1 with "Random Access Memories," selling 339,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It led a debut-filled top four, where Darius Rucker, the ...

  5. The Doors: A Billboard Chart History

    May 20, 2013 9:51 PM EDT Following the death of Doors keyboardist and founding member Ray Manzarek, Billboard looks back on the legendary rock band's chart legacy. Manzarek died Monday at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany. He was 74. The Doors was one of the m ...

  6. Ray Manzarek, Founding Member of The Doors, Dead at Age 74

    May 20, 2013 5:41 PM EDT Last year, as the Doors released a 40th anniversary edition of its vaunted "L.A. Woman" album, keyboardist Ray Manzarek spoke about how the then-46 years since the group broke on through to rock'n'roll legend status have flow ...

  7. Dead Sara, Manager Talk About the Keys to Their Indie Success

    August 24, 2012 3:35 PM EDT Dead Sara rock the Sunset Strip Music Festival's main stage. (Photo: Nicole Pajer) For a band without the support of a major label, Dead Sara has made some major career strides. You can hardly turn on rock radio these days without hearing the ...

  8. Doors Legal Dispute Nearing Resolution

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The end is near for a bitter legal dispute between the three surviving members of the Doors now that the California Supreme Court has refused to take up their case. Keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger are on the hook for more than ...

  9. The Doors' Manzarek Set For Billboard MECCA

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and manager Jeff Jampol, will hold an exclusive keynote Q&A session during Billboard MECCA Fall 2006, presented by SMS.ac and part of CTIA Wireless I.T. &amp The Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and ...

  10. Former Doors Drummer Wins Suit Against Bandmates

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Profits turned over to original partnership. The former drummer for The Doors won a permanent injunction on Friday preventing his bandmates from using the rock group's name while touring with a revamped version of the legendary 1960s act. The ...