After years of litigious feuding, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore will come together to honor late keyboardist Ray Manzarek.
Robby Krieger, guitarist for The Doors, has announced that he and fellow surviving member John Densmore will reunite for at least one last time. This long awaited reunion will be to honor former keyboardist for The Doors, Ray Manzarek, who died from cancer in May at the age of 74.
This is a major step forward for the duo who have been feuding since 2002 when Krieger and Manzarek started to tour again under the name The Doors of the 21st Century. What followed was a lawsuit over the rights to the use of The Doors name and a $40 million counter-suit against drummer Densmore. “That’s what you do — if someone sues you, you sue them twice as hard back and hope that they drop the suit,” Krieger explained to Rolling Stone. “It was a very stupid idea. We had the worst lawyers.”
This reconciliation seems to signify that all that litigation could be water under the bridge. “I can’t hate him forever,” said Krieger. “I just wish he [Densmore] had wanted to play with Ray and I before this all started.”
This, of course, begs the question: What about a reunion tour? Krieger lets it be known that nothing is for certain. “We are going to do at least one show for Ray and have a big send off. That’s either the start of it or the end of it, I don’t know.”