Door Closed On 60s’ Rockers


THE former drummer for The Doors won a permanent injunction today preventing his bandmates from using the rock group’s name while touring with a revamped version of the legendary 1960s’ act.

The Los Angeles Superior Court order also requires keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger, who have been touring as The Doors of the 21st Century, to turn over all the profits earned by the new combo to the original Doors partnership.

The decision represents a major victory for Doors drummer John Densmore, who said he was concerned that the band’s legacy was being tarnished by its reincarnation as an oldies act.

Manzarek and Krieger, along with British singer Ian Astbury subbing for the late Jim Morrison, are touring Canada as headliners of the Strange Days festival, which also features such bands as Steppenwolf, the Yardbirds and Vanilla Fudge.

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