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Todd Rundgren, Edgar Winter, and Lou Gramm
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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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Matthew McConaughey and Jim Morrison
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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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Jim Morrison’s Apartment Furnishings for Sale

Well, here's something interesting for Doors fans: According to a recent Craiglist posting, the owner of the Los Angeles building that's said to be Jim Morrison's last known U.S. residence is selling furnishings from his apartment.

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Doors Documentaries Streaming Free for Jim Morrison’s Birthday

Jim Morrison would have turned 70 on Dec. 8, and while it's impossible to imagine what he might have done over the past few decades if he hadn't passed away in 1971, he'd probably have Internet access if he were still alive -- which he could use to stream a trio of free Doors films from Qello.

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Jim Morrison, Bob Dylan
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Black Friday Record Store Day 2013: Guide to Classic Rock Releases

Limited edition rarities collections from Bob Dylan and the Doors are among the treasures that will await you at your local independent record store this year on "Black Friday."

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The Day the Doors Broke Up

On Aug. 30, 1973, the Doors broke up, two years after singer Jim Morrison died.

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Revisiting the Doors’ Only No. 1 Album, ‘Waiting for the Sun’

The Doors' third album, 'Waiting for the Sun,' was released on July 11, 1968.

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Ray Manzarek
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Ray Manzarek of the Doors Dies: Rockers React on Twitter

The death of the Doors' founding member and keyboardist Ray Manzarek has sent ripples through the classic rock community, with many of his peers sharing their sadness and praising his contributions to music history on Twitter.

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John Densmore and Ray Manzarek
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The Doors’ John Densmore Reacts to Ray Manzarek’s Death

News of Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek's death sent grief through the rock community yesterday (May 20), with many of his peers sharing their sadness via social networks. Perhaps none was more keenly felt, however, than that of Manzarek's longtime musical partner, Doors drummer John Densmore.

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Ray Manzarek of the Doors
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The Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek Dies

Ray Manzarek, founding member and keyboardist for the Doors, died today (May 20) at age 74 after a long battle with bile duct cancer.

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