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Surviving members of The Doors plan Manzarek tribute

Surviving members of The Doors plan Manzarek tribute

REMEMBERED: Ray Manzarek died last year of cancer. Photo: Associated Press

The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger is assembling a group of musicians for a memorial concert in honor of his late bandmate Ray Manzarek.

Keyboardist Manzarek died of bile duct cancer in May last year and his death brought surviving band members Krieger and drummer John Densmore back together again.

Krieger now wants to unite a group of musicians who were inspirations for the keyboardist or were inspired by him, to play a special show this summer.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, “We want to bring together those who Ray either idolized or guys who idolized Ray, maybe at (Los Angeles music venues) the Greek or The Hollywood Bowl for a big concert this summer. We’ve teamed up with Live Nation and they are helping us get it all together. We just want it to be the best it can be.”

The rocker admits he has been struggling to bring his desired musicians together because many will be busy with summer tours, adding, “That’s the hard part, coordinating everyone’s schedules. To get everyone together on one day, in the summertime, when they are not on tour for a big venue, that’s the challenge.”

Krieger has not revealed which musicians he is eyeing for the concert.

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