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Doors


Profiles

1939-2013 (2013)

Doors - 1939-2013

Anthony Strutt reflects upon the career of Doors' keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who died in May from cancer


The Doors FAQ: All That's Left To Know about the Kings of Acid Rock (2012)

Doors - The Doors FAQ: All That's Left To Know  about the Kings of Acid Rock

Anthony Strutt finds Rich Weidman's new book on the Doors to be impressively up-to-date and one of the best books on the subject yet


Live

Wembley Arena, London, 11/12/2003

Doors - Wembley Arena, London, 11/12/2003

The Doors recently controversially reformed with former Cult frontman Ian Astbury taking the place of Jim Morrison. In wet conditions, and at his least favourite UK venue, Anthony Strutt has "the best night" of his life


Albums

Live at the Bowl '68 (2012)

Doors - Live at the Bowl '68

Anthony Strutt reflects on the Doors' live album, 'Live at the Hollywood Bowl', which originally issued in 1987, has just been re-released in an expanded edition


L.A. Woman (2012)

Doors - L.A. Woman

In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back on albums from the past, Anthony Strutt looks at the Doors' last album with Jim Morrison, 'L.A. Woman', which has recently been remastered in a new double CD edition


Related


Interviews

Stewart Copeland
Interview Stewart Copeland - Interview

Lisa Torem chats to former Police drummer Stewart Copeland about his solo career and composing for film and television


Wayne Kramer
Interview Wayne Kramer - Interview

John Clarkson chats to MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer about his influential band, and his charity Jail Guitar Doors which brings musical equipment into prisons


Ty Dennis
Interview Ty Dennis - Interview

Drummer and session player Ty Dennis chats to Lisa Torem about becoming Stewart Copeland's permanent replacement in Doors' offshoot the Doors of the 21st Century and his major musical influences


Jac Holzman
Interview Jac Holzman - Interview

Jac Holzman was the owner of Elektra Records, whose acts included the Stooges, the Doors and Love. He speaks to Anthony Strutt about Elektra and a new book about it


Profiles

Domenic Priore
Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood Miscellaneous - Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood

Adrian Janes examines Domenic Priore's book 'Riot on Sunset Strip', which tells the story of the creative explosion in the Los Angeles clubs during the 1960s which nurtured the Byrds, Doors, Love and many others and the greed and politics which shut them down.


Profile
Nico Nico - Nico

Jon Rogers examines the remarkable history behind Nico's 1974 fourth album album 'The End', which about to be re-released was recorded in tribute to her late lover the Doors' Jim Morrison and also was inspired in part by the notorious German terrorist group, the Baader-Meinhof gang


Film
When You're Strange Miscellaneous - When You're Strange

Anthony Strutt finds much to recommend in new Doors film, 'When You're Strange', which consists of largely unreleased and previously unseen footage of Jim Morrison


Live

Police Deranged For Orchestra - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 11/9/2021 Stewart Copeland - Police Deranged For Orchestra - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 11/9/2021

Philamonjaro watches and photographs Stewart Copeland rearrange The Police catalogue with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Center in Ohio.


Stewart Copeland
The Invention of Morel, Chicago, Illinois, 24/2/2017 Stewart Copeland - The Invention of Morel, Chicago, Illinois, 24/2/2017

Lisa Torem watches Chicago Opera Theater's exciting telling of 'The Invention of Morel' which features the collaboration of former Police drummer Stewart Copeland with British playwright/director Jonathan Moore


Sunshine Music and Blues Festival
Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton, Florida 18/1/2015 Miscellaneous - Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton, Florida 18/1/2015

Carl Bookstein is impressed by the one-day Sunshine Music and Blues Festival in Boca Raton in Florida which this year saw sets among others from the Doors' Robbie Krieger, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Both and Los Lobos


Doors Alive
The Lowry, Salford, 12/7/2014 Doors Alive - The Lowry, Salford, 12/7/2014

Nicky Crewe watches tribute band the Doors Alive play a compelling show at the Lowry Theatre and reflects upon the boundaries of imitation


Strange Doors
Musician, Leicester, 21/1/2012 Strange Doors - Musician, Leicester, 21/1/2012

Anthony Strutt at The Musician In Leicester watches the Strange Doors, despite terrible wigs, play a set of Doors covers that is so convincing that he forgets that they are a tribute band


Features

1967
Ten Songs That Made Me Love... Miscellaneous - Ten Songs That Made Me Love...

In 'Ten Songs that Made Me Love...' Adrian Janes writes of ten of his favourite songs from 1967 and tracks by artists including the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Doors and Jefferson Airplane


Anthony Strutt
Vinyl Stories Anthony Strutt - Vinyl Stories

In 'Vinyl Stories' Dave Goodwin talks to Anthony Strutt, one of Pennyblackmusic's oldest writers, about his favourite vinyl records, which include LPs by the Doors, the Pretenders, the Smiths, the Cure and the Beatles


Neds Atomic Dustbin
La Luna, Portland, Oregon, June 1996 Neds Atomic Dustbin - La Luna, Portland, Oregon, June 1996

In 'Gig of a Lifetime' Erick Mertz writes of attending a Ned's Atomic Dustbin show in Portland in 1996 with a friend, who at his first gig, believes that he attending a Doors show and ends up having his life changed by rock and roll


AC's A-Z of Music
A-An American Prayer Miscellaneous - A-An American Prayer

In his new column, Andy Cassidy will be looking alphabetically at a different subject in music each month. He begins with the letter 'A' and the Doors' final album 'An American Prayer', which was recorded in 1978, seven years after Jim Morrison's death


Rock Salt Row
August 2009 Miscellaneous - August 2009

In 'Rock Salt Row', Lisa Torem will be debating each month with a different writer about a moment in rock history and its impact now. In its second episode, she takes an Aldous Huxley quote which gave the Doors their name, and asks Malcolm Carter if rock music can ever really change perceptions







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