The Doors To Record New Material
Contributing Editor Sefany Jones
Tuesday, July 9, 2002 @ 1:01 PM
The Doors Will Record New Mate
The reunited Doors plan to record new material for a future album release, featuring vocal and lyric contributions from the lead singers of Stone Temple Pilots, Creed, and the Cult.
Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek told Launch. "We're going to be sending out the instrumental version of the songs to a couple of different singers and poets and see what they can put to it," he said. "Like, Scott Weiland's interested in doing some stuff, and maybe Scott Stapp and certainly Ian Astbury. And Jim Carroll will be writing some poetry for us, too, so it'll be spread around."
The Doors recently announced an appearance at the California Motor Speedway in Fontana, California, for the September 6 date of the Harley-Davidson Open Road Tour. The Cult's Ian Astbury will handle vocals. Manzarek and Doors guitarist Robbie Kreiger explained to Launch how Astbury was recruited for the concert.
"Well, he was on the VH1 show with us and a bunch of other guys were, too. And it just so happened that Ian was available, y'know? Everybody else was touring, everybody else has got something going on," Manzarek said.
Kreiger added, "Plus Ian is a friend of our manager, Danny Sugerman. And Danny's been trying to get us together with Ian for years. Finally happens."
Manzarek continued, "Yeah. It's a logical fit. It's very exciting and a very logical fit. And he'll bring the requisite passion to the stage, so we're looking forward to it."
Article by Darryl Morden for Launch.
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