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The Doors Disagreed Over Jim Morrison Faked-Death Rumor

The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger recalled how rumors that Jim Morrison didn't die in 1971 caused arguments among the rest of the band.

The singer died in Paris at age 27, but rumors still persist that he had staged a fake death in order to escape the pressures of his life. While the story is generally dismissed, Krieger said he and keyboardist Ray Manzarek held opposing views.

The End is Near for Legal Dispute Among the Doors

SAN FRANCISCO – The end is near for a bitter legal dispute between the three surviving members of The Doors now that the California Supreme Court has refused to take up their case.

Keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger are on the hook for more than $5 million after they were found by lower courts to have improperly invoked The Doors’ name and images during a 2003 concert tour.

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The Greatest and Trippiest of the Doors, According to Robby Krieger

“Do it, Robby, do it!”

If I could pinpoint my favorite moment in any Doors song, it would probably be this one: Jim Morrison, a famously spontaneous (among … other adjectives) bard of a frontman, getting so excited to hear Robby Krieger’s guitar solo in “Roadhouse Blues” that he shouts an intro prior to the first chord.