The Doors

  1. The Doors' Self-Produced Documentary 'Feast of Friends' Finally Getting Release

    September 15, 2014 8:36 PM EDT The Doors ' long lost self-produced documentary, Feast of Friends , will be seeing a proper releases more than four decades after its creation.  The 1968 film has been previously only available to fans as poor-quality bootlegs, but now it has ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. A Look at Britain's Festivals, Where It Actually All Began

    June 23, 2014 4:53 PM EDT Decades before the festival boom changed the touring landscape in America, music fairs already were an industry mainstay in the United Kingdom, providing prime plays for acts and immersive experiences for fans. The 10 largest jamborees in the coun ...

  4. New Jim Morrison Doc Focuses on Doors Legend's Early Years

    July 05, 2013 9:57 PM EDT A new documentary about the early life of Doors frontman Jim Morrison is in the works. Filmmakers Jeff Finn and Jess Finn are looking to raise $50,000 via a Kickstarter campaign so they can complete and release the doc, "Before the End: Jim ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Ed Kowalczyk, Ex-Live Singer, Sued By Original Members For Using Band Name

    July 18, 2012 12:27 PM EDT When a popular band breaks up, it's often similar to what happens when two celebrities get divorced -- a lot of quarreling over assets. Sometimes it's worse, as often a band dissolution doesn't have the benefit of any pre-nup provid ...

  10. Backbeat: Rock Photographers Henry Diltz, Bob Gruen, More Showcase Tina Turner, Tupac Photos in L.A.

    June 21, 2012 1:46 PM EDT Photographer Henry Diltz stands in front of a banner featuring his photograph of Tina Turner. (Photo: Phil Gallo) Tina Turner was playing four nights at the Universal Amphitheater and Capitol Records hired Henry Diltz to photograph her October 198 ...

  11. Sunset Strip Music Fest to Honor The Doors

    June 14, 2012 11:22 AM EDT CIRCA 1970 (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) The 2012 Sunset Strip Music Festival will commemorate the career and legacy of iconic rock band the Doors, event organizers said Wednesday. Marilyn Manson is set to headline the outdoor street ...

  12. Daniel Ek Talks Spotify's Growth at Entertainment Law Luncheon; John Branca Shares Priceless Michael Jackson Story

    February 10, 2012 9:02 PM EST (L-R)Ziffren Brittenham Partner John Branca, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow and Spotify CEO Daniel Ek outside the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon and Scholarship Presentation Friday. (Photo: Michael Underwood/PictureGroup) BEVE ...

  13. Chart Moves: Gotye's 'Somebody' Gains, the Wanted Break Into Top 40

    February 03, 2012 9:00 AM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported, Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" spends a second week atop the Hot 100, just holding off a furious push from Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," which ...

  14. Billboard Power 100: John Branca

    January 26, 2012 7:48 PM EST No. 72 John Branca Partner Ziffren Brittenham The King of Pop's King of Legal Attorney John Branca has represented the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, the Doors, Fleetwood Mac and more. And he's been involved in significant music busines ...

  15. New Google TV Includes These 13 Music Apps

    October 28, 2011 5:54 PM EDT We've learned more about Google's exciting plan to launch third-party Android and web apps for Google TV , available in the Android market . Google spokesman Jacques Hebert tells Evolver.fm that the following apps will be included when t ...

  16. Backbeat: Alice Cooper Returns to the Whisky A Go-Go With Robbie Krieger, Kesha

    September 16, 2011 6:10 PM EDT I'm (Older Than) 18: Kesha (left) joined Alice Cooper on stage last night tour to perform for his song classic "School's Out." (Photo: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images) "We're a bar band tonight," Alice Cooper decla ...

  17. Jane Scott, Legendary Cleveland Rock Critic, Dead at 92

    July 05, 2011 7:43 AM EDT Jane Scott, a rock music critic who followed everyone from the Beatles to Britney Spears during a long career that continued into her 80s, has died. She was 92. The Plain Dealer, where Scott worked for a half-century, reported that a niece, Linda ...

  18. Music Industry Responds to Steve Stoute's NYT Ad Critical of Grammys

    February 23, 2011 7:28 AM EST Steve Stoute's open letter attacking the Grammy Awards took five days for him to write but had music industry pundits debating within hours of its publication -- and even several days later. Here, a few reactions to his New York Times missive ...

  19. Justin Bieber Jumps On Usher, Esperanza Spalding Talks Best New Artist Win: Backstage At The Grammys

    February 14, 2011 12:37 AM EST The Grammy press room is like the backstage of Madison Square Garden: usually a drab place that will abruptly be lit up by global-level star wattage. Here are some observations from Grammy night, 2011: -- Arcade Fire were in quite the celebratory ...

  20. The Early Look: Black Friday Music Sales Recap

    November 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The music business was hopeful for robust shopping on Black Friday, and why not? Overall consumer interest was up from last year, indie retail rolled out special exclusives from artists like U2, Metallica, and the Gaslight Anthem, and a full roste ...

  21. Outgoing Florida Gov. Wants Jim Morrison Pardoned

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist wants a state pardon for long-dead rocker Jim Morrison, who was convicted of exposing himself at a raucous 1969 concert in Miami. Morrison was lead singer for the Doors and a Florida native. He was appealing the ...

  22. Veteran Agent Dave Kirby Dies

    September 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dave Kirby, veteran agent and chairman/founder of the Kirby Organization (TKO), passed away at his home in Manhattan Beach, Calif., Sept. 18 after a two year battle with prostate cancer. He was 56. To insure the company would move forward in Kirby ...

  23. 'Rock Band 3': Keyboard Confirmed

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The rumored keyboard controller for "Rock Band 3" is real. USA Today got the scoop , confirming the 25-key instrument will focus on the same five colored keys that correspond with on-screen prompts just like other instruments. Those othe ...

  24. 24-7 Entertainment Enters Canadian Market

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT European digital entertainment technology provider 24-7 Entertainment has entered the Canadian market in partnership with CD Warehouse/MyMusic.com. The first collaboration is the launch of a Rhino Records direct-to-consumer (D2C) store, www.rhinor ...

  25. Award-winning Keyboardist Knechtel Dead At 69

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Larry Knechtel, a Grammy award-winning keyboardist who accompanied big-name musicians such as Elvis Presley, Ray Charles and the Dixie Chicks, is dead at 69. Knechtel, who moved to Yakima in 2003, died Thursday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital o ...

  26. Industry Vet Gary Kurfirst Dies At 61

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Gary Kurfirst, who managed such acts as the Ramones, B-52's, Eurythmics, Jane's Addiction and the Talking Heads, died Jan. 13 while on vacation in the Bahamas. He was 61. The cause of his death was unknown at deadline. Kurfirst began his ...

  27. Santana, The Doors Reach Tentative Settlement With Wolfgang's Vault

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A tentative settlement has been reached in a two-year-old case involving some classic rock acts against Wolfgang's Vault, which sells memorabilia and streams concert footage online. Sony BMG Music Entertainment, BMG Music, Arista Records, San ...

  28. Classic Rock Hits The Road With 'Flashback' Tour

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music by Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Doors, Janis Joplin and Deep Purple, among others, will be performed live by the Mystic Orchestra as part of "Flashback -- the Classic Rock Experience." The nearly 50-date U.S. arena t ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Abbey Road Opens Doors For Rock Photo Auction

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST London's celebrated Abbey Road Studios will host the third annual Sound & Vision music and photography exhibition and auction on Feb. 28. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Cancer Research U.K. charity. Photographic works by the l ...

  31. Report: Grateful Dead Wins Dismissal Of Archive's Claims

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, the Doors and other musicians won the dismissal of most claims filed by rock archive Web site Wolfgang's Vault, according to Bloomberg.com . In December, the musicians sued Wolfgang's Vault claiming that ...

  32. Winehouse Wins At MOJO Awards

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse, the Stooges and Joy Division were among the winners at MOJO magazine's annual gathering of rock legends in London last night. The MOJO Honours List pays tribute to both classic artists and new music and always draws a heavyweig ...

  33. New Coalition Forms For Performance Right

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A partnership of artists and music industry organizations will be announcing tomorrow the formation of a coalition, called musicFIRST, to urge Congress to create a performance right under copyright law for terrestrial broadcasting. As first report ...

  34. Wolfgang's Vault Files Countersuit Over Archives

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST A rock archive Web site is fighting back against a copyright lawsuit brought by some of music's most notable classic rock acts, dragging two major record labels into the battle. In December, Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead, Santana and the Do ...

  35. Dixie Chicks Soar, Blige, Chili Peppers Win Big At Grammys

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Dixie Chicks triumphed over their critics, Mary J. Blige played comeback queen and the Red Hot Chili Peppers reasserted their rock dominance at the 49th Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 11) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Chicks ...

  36. Death Permeates Lifetime Grammy Awards

    February 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music greats such as Joan Baez, the Doors and the Grateful Dead won lifetime Grammy achievement awards yesterday (Feb. 10), although many of those honored did not live long enough to receive them. "The thing about a lifetime achievement award ...

  37. Doors, Dead To Receive Grammys

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Influential rock bands The Doors and the Grateful Dead will receive lifetime achievement Grammy Awards next year, along with jazz saxophone player Ornette Coleman and the late opera singer Maria Callas, organizers said Tuesday. Other honorees incl ...

  38. Led Zeppelin, Doors Members Sue Wolfgang’s Vault

    December 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Some of rock 'n' roll's biggest names have teamed up to sue the owner of a Web site that specializes in streaming rare concert recordings. Wolfgang's Vault offers thousands of recordings of rare audio and video music performanc ...

  39. UMG, MTV Strike Mobile Video Deal

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and MTV Networks have entered into a wide-reaching licensing deal for mobile video content, sources familiar with the situation revealed Monday (Sept. 11) at the Billboard MECCA Universal Music Group (UMG) and MTV Networks ha ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. BBC Pubcaster Launches New U.K. Rock, Pop Fest

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The BBC, the U.K. public broadcaster, today (Aug. 15) unveiled a major new live-music event designed to do for rock and pop what the 80-year-old BBC Proms has done for live classical music. The BBC, the U.K. public broadcaster, today (Aug. 15) unv ...

  42. Love's Arthur Lee Dies Of Leukemia

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artist died yesterday (Aug. 3) in Memphis. Arthur Lee, the singer and guitarist for psychedelic rock pioneers Love, has died at the age of 61. Lee died yesterday (Aug. 3) at the Methodist University Hospital in his hometown of Memphis after battli ...

  43. Eagle Vision, CinemaNow Pact For 'Burn To DVD' Service

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. video distro extends international digital strategy. Eagle Vision, the London-based independent music DVD and program distributor, is extending its international new media ambitions with an agreement with CinemaNow Inc., the U.S.-based Intern ...

  44. Live Nation Buys Trunk Stake

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and venue operator, has purchased a majority stake in Trunk LTD., a high-end licensing and merchandise firm. The purchase price was not disclosed. Live Nation, the world's largest promoter and ve ...

  45. Define Partnership Terms From The Beginning

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Imagine you started a group -- let's call it "the Few" -- and wrote all of its hits -- 10 in just five years. Your partner, the lead singer, then decides to leave for a solo career. Still, promoters a Bill Siddons is a personal mana ...

  46. Yellowcard To Debut Single In Video Game

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Game due Sept. 13, band's record expected early '06. With "Burnout Revenge," gaming powerhouse Electronic Arts continues to shine the light on emerging, as well as proven, acts. But the game, due Sept. 13, goes one step further ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Rhino, Verizon In Exclusive Ringtones Pact

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mobile-phone owners get access to label's catalog. Rhino Records is going mobile. The Burbank, Calif.-based subsidiary of Warner Music Group has teamed with Verizon Wireless to deliver exclusive ringtones from Rhino's catalog of '80 ...

  49. Rhino, Verizon In Exclusive Ringtones Pact

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mobile-phone owners get access to label's catalog. Rhino Records is going mobile. The Burbank, Calif.-based subsidiary of Warner Music Group has teamed with Verizon Wireless to deliver exclusive ringtones from Rhino's catalog of '80 ...