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Friday, February 16, 2007

Good news everyone! The Doors travesty is finally dead.

On the one had, it's good that the Cult are getting back together.

"Doors" singer Astbury hangs up leather pants - Yahoo! News UK: "Click to enlarge photo
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock singer Ian Astbury has quit the Doors revival band formed by two of the legendary group's members, and will resurrect his old combo the Cult, he said on Thursday.

Astbury convincingly filled the late Jim Morrison's shoes in Riders on the Storm for the past four years, playing alongside original Doors members, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger.

In other news, John Densmore still has a soul. Wow, never see that in the industry anymore. Any other band would be selling garaged doors with "Backdoor Man" by this point in time.

The new group was originally called the Doors of the 21st Century, until Manzarek and Krieger lost a lawsuit filed by former Doors drummer John Densmore, who said the Doors name was being cheapened on the oldies tour circuit."

Come on, who were they kidding? Jim Morrison could have fired every other member and gone on the road with members of the Bay City Rollers and it still would have been the Doors. Take away Jim, though, and you've just got a tribute band.

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