Astbury Waited 13 Years For The Doors Gig

05/28/2012
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(Classic Rock) The Cult singer Ian Astbury says it was worth the thirteen-year wait to cover Jim Morrison's position in the Doors. He thinks if he'd been much younger he wouldn't have been able to do the job well and he's grateful for the musical education he received from the band.

Astbury first appeared with original members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger in 2002 and performed over 150 shows with them. For legal reasons the outfit has been variously known as The Doors of the 21st Century, D21C and Manzarek-Krieger.

"They waited thirty years and the courtship was quite a long while. I was introduced to Ray, Robby and John Densmore when the Doors movie was being made in 1990," The Cult frontman tells U-T San Diego. "I was invited to a party in the Hollywood Hills. Michael Talbot, this famous metaphysical writer, was there. Timothy Leary and his partner was there. This Russian woman who was supposed to be a spiritualist was there. They were the only other people there it was like I was being vetted in some way."

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