Robby Krieger talks long-in-the-works tribute to the late keyboardist, plus his upcoming visit to Bonnaroo to play in Skrillex's Superjam set
Robby Krieger says he and John Densmore still plan to pay musical tribute to their late Doors bandmate Ray Manzarek, but logistics have proven to be challenging. Krieger and Densmore patched up legal differences and vowed to stage some sort of event in Manzarek's honor shortly after the Doors keyboardist died on May 20, 2013 in Germany from bile duct cancer.
"We have talked about it and we are truly trying to get something together to do a tribute to Ray," Krieger told Billboard during a conference call with reporters to promote his appearance at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. "It's just very difficult to get the kind of people that we want all together at the same time. That's a big problem. A lot of people said they would love to do it; we just need to get the timing right. We don't want it to be half-assed. We want it to be really cool. But we're working on it, and it should happen. All possibilities are open."