By: Troy Frisby
After years of in-fighting and lawsuits between the surviving members of the Doors, Robby Krieger has confirmed that he and former bandmate John Densmore are set to reunite onstage.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Krieger revealed that he and Densmore will in fact perform a tribute to the late Ray Manzarek, with the possibility that it could turn into something more.
“We’re going to do at least one show for Ray and have a big send-off,” he said. “That’s either the start or the end of it, I don’t know.”
A decade before Manzarek passed away from bile duct cancer in May, he and Krieger were sued by Densmore to keep them from performing under the name “The Doors of the 21st Century.” Though the duo countersued their former bandmate, the rocker still regrets the situation.
“That’s what you do – if someone sues you, you sue them twice as hard back and hope that they drop the suit,” Krieger told Rolling Stone. “It was a very stupid idea. We had the worst lawyers.”
The two kept performing under the moniker Manzarek-Krieger up until Manzarek was no longer able to tour. Despite all of the bad blood between the two, Krieger says Manzarek’s death is not the only thing motivating him to reunite with Densmore.
“[John]’s the one that got me in the Doors. What am I going to do? I can’t hate him forever,” he explained to Rolling Stone. “I just wish he had wanted to play with Ray and I back before all this started. That’s when things went bad. We’re talking about it.”
Details on the upcoming Doors reunion are sparse, but fans can get the latest news at the Doors’ official site or by following John Densmore on Twitter @JohnDensmore.