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46 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Clean Up Jim Morrison’s Mess After Disastrous Concert

Led Zeppelin were on the rise in the summer of 1969, while Doors frontman Jim Morrison was in the midst of a long and painful public downward spiral. On July 27, the two bands met going in opposite directions.

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Doors’ First Two Post-Jim Morrison Albums to Be Reissued

Long out-of-print, the first two albums released by the Doors after Jim Morrison died are set for expanded reissue later this year.

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The Secret History of the Doors’ Bass Players

The Doors did not have a bass player.

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48 Years Ago: The Doors’ Debut Album Released

The Doors' self-titled debut album was released on Jan. 4, 1967.

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47 Years Ago: Jim Morrison of the Doors Maced and Arrested in New Haven

Doors frontman Jim Morrison was arrested and maced at a concert on Dec. 9, 1967

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45 Years Ago: Jim Morrison Arrested in Arizona

A delayed flight leads to big trouble for the Doors frontman.

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Doors’ Self-Produced 1968 Documentary Finally Set for Official Release

The trailer for the Doors' long-lost self-produced rock documentary 'Feast of Friends' has the effect of stripping away four decades of mythology, revealing the group as flesh-and-blood collaborators and friends -- rather than rock demigods.

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Jim Morrison’s Arrest History

Ultimate Classic Rock looks back at the arrest history of the late Doors frontman Jim Morrison.

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Todd Rundgren, Edgar Winter, and Lou Gramm Join All-Star Doors Tribute Album

A large group of classic rockers will be involved in a Doors tribute album that will arrive on June 24.

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The Doors’ Jim Morrison Gets the Setlist Wrong – Real-Life ‘Spinal Tap’ Stories

 

One of the reasons why 'This is Spinal Tap' continues to resonate is because it's not only heavy metal groups on the downside of their career that experience real-life 'Spinal Tap' stories, but also bands that are trying to make a name for themselves on the road to classic rock immortality. Years before the brain trust behind the movie even came up with the concept, the Doors had a moment that could found its way into the script. 

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How Jim Morrison Inspired Matthew McConaughey’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ Catchphrase

For years now, the easiest way to do a Matthew McConaughey impression has been to imitate his 'Dazed and Confused' character, David Wooderson, by saying "Alright, alright, alright" in a goofy Southern drawl -- something McConaughey himself acknowledged when he uttered those magic words while picking up his Oscar and Golden Globe awards for 'Dallas Buyers Club.' And as it turns out, we have Doors frontman Jim Morrison to thank for all of it.

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Artists Line Up for ‘A Psych Tribute to the Doors’

The Doors have already been the subject of multiple tribute albums, but the folks at Cleopatra Records have put together a new one that promises to see "the original riders on the psychedelic storm get their own minds blown by the leaders of the new psych rock movement."

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