Guitarist Robby Krieger says that after his longtime friend and band mate Ray Manzarek died in 2013, he no longer felt like playing the music of the Doors, the legendary rock band that he, Manzarek, Jim Morrison and John Densmore formed in Los Angeles in the mid-'60s.
Though the Doors broke up in 1973, two years after singer Morrison's death in the bathtub of his Paris apartment, Krieger and keyboardist Manzarek reunited in different configurations starting around 2002, while drummer Densmore pursued such other interests as writing plays, acting and occasionally suing Krieger and Manzarek over their use of the Doors name or the interest in licensing the band's music for commercials.
Larsen, P. (2017, January 12). The Doors’ Robby Krieger celebrates the band’s 50th anniversary with local shows. Retrieved from www.sgvtribune.com