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Ray Manzarek

The Pied Piper of Napa

Mary Orlin | Posted 06.15.2014 | Taste
Mary Orlin

For David Pack, legendary musician, Ambrosia lead singer and Grammy award-winning record producer, his latest project, Napa Crossroads, is one he's be...

The Doors App and Beyond: A Conversation with Elektra/Nonesuch Founder Jac Holzman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Photo courtesy Holzman Family Archive A Conversation with Jac Holzman Mike Ragogna: Jac, it's an honor to interview you. You and your label Elektra...

Art, The Doors and the Joyous Theft of Creativity

Ray Brescia | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Ray Brescia

From Bach to Coltrane, The Doors team used a range of influences and insights to craft a stylistically eclectic, elegant, and captivating work of art.

An Elegy for Ray Manzarek: Pay Some Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

Roger Weisman | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts
Roger Weisman

The only time I ever walked out of a show was during a solo performance of Ray Manzarek. However, that evening made an indelible mark on me and clarified a lot of how I feel about The Doors and their legacy.

A Previously Unpublished Interview With Ray Manzarek

Paul Iorio | Posted 07.22.2013 | Entertainment
Paul Iorio

I was lucky to have interviewed the late Ray Manzarek in person a couple decades ago -- in a room with just me, him, John Densmore and my tape recorder.

A Thank You Letter To A Rock Star

Lily Armstrong | Posted 07.21.2013 | Teen
Lily Armstrong

I am thankful to Ray Manzarek for the great music he left us, thankful for the fact that he was ever here to do what he did so well, and thankful for the small but indisputable thing he did for three young fans who wanted nothing more than to shake his hand.

Founding Member Of The Doors Dies

Posted 05.21.2013 | Celebrity

Ray Manzarek, most known as a founding member of the '60s rock band The Doors, is dead. According to a message posted on the band's Facebook page, Man...

1977: Iggy Pop and Ray Manzarek Want to Start a Band With Me

Binky Philips | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Yes, I know turning them down was raw lunacy, but I had the secret knowledge, as I listened to Danny, Ray and Ig work me, that The Planets were gonna be signed by Warner Bros. My band, my songs.

The Doors and Skrillex 'Break On Through,' Music Evolves in New Documentary

Felice Arenas | Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment
Felice Arenas

The last sound one would anticipate hearing at a Skrillex concert is a Vox Continental combo organ, the distinct retro instrument from the Doors' "Light My Fire."

What Will Be Done With The 40,000 Square-Feet Of A Closed California Borders?

vcstar.com | Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

It was early January and the building that had housed Borders bookstore in Thousand Oaks for the past 15 years was now completely empty. The books wer...

PLAY > SKIP: This Week's New Music

Shawn Amos | Posted 07.25.2011 | Entertainment
Shawn Amos

This week, Lady Gaga births her album her way and sucks nearly all of the musical oxygen out of the room. But if you can escape the Gaga takeover, check out Joseph Arthur's transcendence and Boris' Tokyo noise.

Exclusive: Beat Poet Michael McClure On Jim Morrison, The Doors, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

There are few poets as underappreciated today as Michael McClure. For close to six decades now, he has been writing visionary poetry, lauded by many ...

On the Culture Front: Sting at the Met, She & Him, Wolf Parade, and The Pretty Trap

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The Pretty Trap is a short one-act by Tennessee Williams that takes its title from the overbearing matriarch's belief that "all women are a pretty trap."

I Turn Down Iggy Pop and a Door

Binky Philips | Posted 10.21.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

Out of nowhere, I got a call from Danny Sugerman. He said, "Hey Binky, I've got Ray Manzarek and Iggy Pop on the line with me. I've convinced them that you have to be the guitarist for a new band."