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Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr.  02-12-1939 to 05-20-2013.

Ray Manzarek passed away on May 20, 2013, at 12:31PM PT at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Dorothy Manzarek, and his brothers Rick and James Manczarek.   “I was deeply sadden…ed to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today,” said Krieger. “I’m just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him.” Manzarek is survived by his wife Dorothy, brothers Rick and James Manczarek, son Pablo Manzarek, Pablo’s wife Sharmin and their three children Noah, Apollo and Camille. Funeral arrangements are pending. The family asks that their privacy be respected at this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, please make a memoriam donation in Ray Manzarek’s name at

A band that would earn a reputation as one of the brainiest, most fiercely creative acts of a generation named their first album after a Jerky Boys reference. In 1993, Radiohead released their debut full-length Pablo Honey, its title inspired by a prank call from one of the Boys’ infamous [...]
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
The Doors launched a video of the classic track “Light My Fire” as performed at the Isle of Wight Festival, from the upcoming multiple-format release of Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 on Feb. 23. You can view the clip above. The show took place in August of that [...]
Mon, Feb 19, 2018
Jimmy Robinson
Facebook Jimmy Robinson, a recording engineer who worked with Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and many others, died last month at the age of 67, Pollstar reports. Along with his recognized studio talents, Robinson also played guitar, piano, bass, trumpet, saxophone and drums. In the late ‘60s Robinson was playing with his Maryland band [...]
Tue, Feb 06, 2018
Ultimate Classic Rock
UCR The new year gets off to a fast start with the looming release of Judas Priest‘s highly anticipated follow-up to Redeemer of Souls, their Top 10 Billboard hit from 2014. Joe Satriani and Joe Perry have also assembled all-star casts for their respective new solo albums. Elsewhere, there is an impressive [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
 Eagle Rock Entertainment
Charles Everest © More than 50 years after their debut LP, the Doors remain one of the most intriguing, distinct and powerful bands to ever roam the earth. Even though their lifespan was short (just a little more than years with singer Jim Morrison), their legend and legacy have grown and thrived in [...]
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
Doors fans will have a belated opportunity to revisit one of the later chapters in the band’s history with singer Jim Morrison in early 2018, with the release of an audio and video package capturing the group’s performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. Scheduled for a Feb. 23 release and [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Legacy Recordings
Legacy Recordings It hasn’t taken Van Morrison long to follow up his latest album. Just two months after the release of his latest LP, Morrison has announced his 38th record, Versatile, which is due Dec. 1. Roll With the Punches, which revisited R&B songs that inspired Morrison over the years, was released in September. Versatile includes reinterpretations of [...]
Mon, Nov 06, 2017
Ultimate Classic Rock
Ultimate Classic Rock Fair or not, rock groups are often closely associated with their singers. But that doesn’t mean other bandmates don’t occasionally get their due at the mic. In fact, as you’ll see in the following list of Classic Rock Songs Not Sung by the Lead Singer, there is more [...]
Wed, Nov 01, 2017
Act3 Creative
Act3 Creative Born in the back room of his family’s business, Mike Belkin and his brother Jules started to put together the first pieces of their future concert promotions empire in the mid ’60s. Their first booking was a 1966 double bill featuring the Four Freshmen and the New Christy Minstrels — an [...]
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Exile / Caroline
Exile / Caroline Van Morrison has announced the details of his 37th studio album, Roll With the Punches, to be released this fall and supported with tour dates in the U.S. and U.K. Due in stores on Sept. 22 and available to pre-order now, Punches arrives roughly a year after Morrison’s most [...]
Tue, Jul 11, 2017
Gov’t Mule fans have a lot to look forward to this summer, including a long list of tour dates and a new album, Revolution Come … Revolution Go, arriving in June. As guitarist and frontman Warren Haynes told Rolling Stone, the album’s politically tinged title is no accident. The band set [...]
Tue, May 09, 2017
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Mike Pont, Getty Images After performances at Kiss conventions in Australia in May and New York in June, founding drummer Peter Criss is planning to retire. In a new interview, he expanded on his decision to hang up his drumsticks after so many years. “You know what, I’m 71,” he told Australia’s [...]
Tue, Apr 18, 2017
Procol Harum
Alex Asprey Gary Brooker didn’t want Procol Harum’s 50th anniversary album to be an exercise in nostalgia, so he brought as many new elements to bear on the project as he could – and the results surprised and delighted him. Novum, which will be released on April 21, comes 14 years after [...]
Tue, Apr 11, 2017
The Velvet Underground sounded like nothing else that came out in 1967. It was one of rock ‘n’ roll’s all-time greatest and influential years — with landmark projects released by the Beatles, the Doors, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Love and Pink Floyd, to name just a few — but no work [...]
Sun, Mar 12, 2017
The Doors
August, 1970: With Jim Morrison’s ongoing Miami obscenity trial casting an ominous shadow over the band, The Doors flew to England to play the Isle of Wight Festival.  Waiting for them at “The Last Great Festival” were over 600,000 fans who had already torn down the barriers, crashed the gates, [...]
Wed, Jan 25, 2017


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