Surviving Doors Open to Recording with Weiland, Astbury
Photo: Chapman Bacheler
The Doors' recent appearance
on "VH1 Storytellers," which paired surviving members Robbie Krieger,
Ray Manzarek and John Densmore with singers such as Stone Temple
Pilots' Scott Weiland, Creed's Scott Stapp, and Days of the New's
Travis Meeks, may yield a collaboration album of new material.
Keyboardist Manzarek said Thursday he is planning to write a new
album with guitarist Krieger and "poets" Weiland and the Cult's
"I got to know them a little, and they are both good guys," Manzarek
said. "They're very intelligent."
Manzarek has not written material with either artist yet, but
he has acquired lyrics for six possible songs from punk rocker
Jim Carroll. "He will be perfect for us," Manzarek said of the
New York native, who wrote the autobiographical "The Basketball
Diaries." Manzarek added that drummer Densmore would likely work
on the album as well.
Weiland and Astbury each contributed
to the Doors tribute album Stoned Immaculate, which was
released November 14 and also featured Train, Smash Mouth, Creed,
Aerosmith, Oleander and Days of the New.
Jane's Addiction/Porno for Pyros frontman Perry Farrell joined
Train singer Patrick Monahan and others for the "Storytellers"
taping, which marked the first time the remaining Doors had taken
the stage together since being inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame in 1993 (see "STP's
Weiland Talks Doors Influence, 'Storytellers' ").
Manzarek also plans to release a solo record of piano songs he
has written in recent years. "That should take up most of 2001,"
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