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  Doors Drummer Sues Over Reunion Tour. 


02-05-03 antiGUY
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On Tuesday, John Densmore, the original drummer of the Doors filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against his former bandmates, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger. 

Densmore charges Mazarek and Kreiger with breach of contract, trademark infringement and unfair competition. 

The lawsuit stems from the reunion tour for the Doors featuring Mazarek and Kreiger as well as Ian Astbury, vocalist for The Cult and former Police drummer Stewart Copeland. 

"I'm sad and hurt that my former bandmates are misusing the logo and the name, confusing people," Densmore, told Reuters. 

Densmore wants the group to change their name. "It could be Windows, the Hinges, I don't care what it is," he just want them to use the name “The Doors”. 

The current incarnation of The Doors are scheduled to play a concert this Friday at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles. 

Densmore will not attempt to prevent that concert from occurring but told Reuters that he has no desire at this time to reunite with his former bandmates.  Reuters also reports that Astbury and Copeland are named in the lawsuit. Densmore says he loves them as musicians, "but it's not the Doors. That's my point here ... It shouldn't be called the Doors if there's someone other than Jim singing, y'know?"

We will have to wait and see if tickets sales for the tour show that fans agree or disagree with Densmore on that point. 

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