The Doors

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45 Years Ago: Doors Release ‘Waiting For The Sun’ Album

I remember being on our radio station boat in LaCrosse, Wisconsin (yes, our station had a boat on the Mississippi River- see below!) and listening to every Doors cassette tape we had. This was one […]

94.5 KOOL FM–07/11/2013

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From The Doors To X, Ray Manzarek’s Legacy – In His Own Words

Yesterday, The Doors’ Ray Manzarek, who provided the classic keyboard riffs that became synonymous with the band’s most iconic songs, lost his battle to cancer at the age of 74. Musicians ranging from Slash to American […]

05/21/2013

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Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek Succumbs To Cancer

Keyboardist and founding Doors member Ray Manzarek passed away today at 12:31 PT at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer, according to a post on the Doors’ official […]

05/20/2013

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The Doors? There’s An App For That!

A new iPad app, released for sale Monday, May 6th, tracks the careers of the rock legends The Doors. The app features immersive multimedia, cloud integration with iTunes and a ready connection to Facebook – […]

05/07/2013

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“Jimmy” Morrison?

I came across a story regarding The Doors and John Densmore (Doors Drummer) saying that he does not want to put the band together and find a replacement for Jim Morrison. He did say, however, […]

94.5 KOOL FM–04/18/2013

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Jim Morrison Says ‘Fat Is Beautiful’ In Lost Interview From 1969

In a lost interview conducted by Howard Smith in 1969, Jim Morrison revealed that he, like many other collegians, put on a lot of pounds and ponders why society has an obsession with being overweight. […]

04/04/2013

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Jim Morrison says: “Fat is Beautiful!”

Jim Morrison fans you will like this little piece I came across. It’s an interview that was done by Howard Smith back in 1969. It’s a pretty interesting interview and I like the style of the “video” as […]

94.5 KOOL FM–04/04/2013

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From Fleetwood Mac To Motown, Aaron Neville To Zeppelin: 15 Reasons 2013 Will Rock

2012 saw the return of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Aerosmith and (sort of) Led Zeppelin. 2013 promises lots of great albums, films and tours from some of music’s greatest legends. The Return […]

01/03/2013

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Top 10 Rock Star Drug Overdoses

Sadly, the history of rock is littered with tales of immense talent being snuffed by addiction to lethal narcotics. Here is our breakdown of 10 of the worst-case scenarios when rock stars got mixed up with hard drugs and lost.

11/20/2012

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Ray Manzarek On The Doors’ “Live At The Bowl ’68″: “Those Four Guys Were The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse!”

With their second #1 single under their belt (“Hello, I Love You”; the first was “Light My Fire”) the Doors were on top of the world, having realized all their dreams of becoming rock stars in just a few short years. “The best laid plans of mice and men had not gone astray yet,” Manzarek muses. “We dreamed of putting a rock and roll band together on Venice Beach in the summer of 1965. This is now the summer of 1968 and we had attained the goal. We wanted to be as big as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and we had arrived at that place.”

10/29/2012

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