Record Store Day 2018 Release: An American Prayer

The final studio album by the Doors, originally released November 1978, is to be released as a 40th Anniversary edition (almost to the day), for Record Store Day Black Friday 2018. Seven years after Jim Morrison died, and five years after the remaining members of the band broke up, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore reunited and recorded backing tracks over Morrison’s poetry (originally recorded in 1969-1970). This numbered, Read More …

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John Densmore to Perform ‘L.A. Woman’ at LA Philharmonic Gala

JOHN DENSMORE CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUEST AT THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC OPENING NIGHT CONCERT & GALA: CALIFORNIA SOUL AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL THE KICK OFF TO THE LA PHIL CENTENNIAL SEASON ALSO FEATURES CHRIS MARTIN, CORRINE BAILEY RAE, ELECTRIC VIOLINST TRACY SILVERMAN AND THE UNVEILING OF REFIK ANADOL’S WDCH DREAMS POST-CONCERT PARTY INCLUDES DJ JASON BENTLEY AND PINK MARTINI  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018, AT 7PM The 2018 LA Phil Read More …

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August 3 Marks the 50th Anniversary of “Hello, I Love You” Reaching #1

  “Hello, I Love You” became the band’s second #1 hit when it topped the Billboard singles chart for two weeks beginning on August 3, 1968. Exactly 50 years later, a new 7” version of the single with its original b-side “Love Street” is available now. This anniversary release features the rare mono radio mixes of the songs that were given exclusively to radio stations for airplay in 1968.  This version of “Hello, I Read More …

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LA celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Doors’ “Love Street” with a cultural first through Shazam

On July 22, 2018, the city of Los Angeles honored The Doors with the first ever cultural marker granted to a band or song with a pair of signs recognizing “Love Street.” Furthermore, Councilman David Ryu announced that the portion of Rothdell Trail that passes the house where Jim Morrison lived and wrote the poem that eventually became the song will be renamed Love Street. The Laurel Country Store will also Read More …

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The Doors to be honored at 2018 Love Street Festival in Los Angeles, CA on July 22, 2018

Now in its sixth year, the Love Street Festival will honor The Doors on the 50th Anniversary of the release of their Number One song “Love Street.” A dedication ceremony and special performances will take place on Sunday, July 22nd 2018 at 2100 Laurel Canyon Blvd, above and below the Canyon Country Store. The event is a fundraiser to preserve Laurel Canyon’s open space and wildlife corridor. Artists that helped define the Read More …

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“Waiting for the Sun” 50th Anniversary Edition Coming September 14

Pre-order your copy of Waiting for the Sun 50th Anniversary Edition here. Waiting for the Sun was originally released in August, 1968. It was the band’s third platinum album in less than two years, and the first to top the album chart. Since its debut, the album has sold millions of copies around the globe and contributed to the Doors’ legendary canon with classics like “The Unknown Soldier,” “Five To One” Read More …

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2018 Asbury Park Music & Film Festival Winners

The 2018 Asbury Park Music & Film Festival has announced the film submission award winners. The ceremony was held on Sunday, April 29 at the Asbury Hotel hosted by Shelli Sonstein, two-time Gracie Award winner, co-host of the Jim Kerr Rock and Roll Morning Show on Q104.3 and APMFF Board member. Read full list of winners at NewJerseyStage.com .

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Justin Kreutzmann to screen Doors, Grateful Dead docs at Asbury Park Music + Film Festival

In case you were wondering, Justin Kreutzmann, who is on the board of the Asbury Park Music + Film Festival, is, indeed, the son of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. More importantly, though, for fans of the annual festival, he is an experienced filmmaker who will have two works showing at this year’s event (which takes place April 26-29 at various Asbury Park venues, with proceeds benefiting children via the Read More …

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The Doors: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 (Relix, March 14, 2018)

Jim Morrison was still facing a possible three-year prison term stemming from trumped-up indecent exposure/profanity charges in Miami the preceding year when The Doors—who had multiple dates cancelled in the wake of the incident—took the stage at England’s Isle of Wight Festival at 2 a.m. in August of 1970. Morrison, by that time, was bearded and bloated and, with a sole red light illuminating the stage, he was no longer Read More …

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