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Densmore Considers Full Doors Reunion, With Vedder

By RobotGod     Feb 10, 2007 in Entertainment
A full THE DOORS reunion could be possible this year (2007) if PEARL JAM star EDDIE VEDDER agrees to perform with the rock legends again.
Vedder joined the three existing members of The Doors for shows and studio sessions a decade ago and drummer JOHN DENSMORE said he'd consider ending his stand-off with his bandmates if the ALIVE singer agreed to front them for 40th anniversary shows.
Densmore has been fighting with the other Doors bandmates ROBBY KRIEGER and RAY MANZAREK ever since they launched THE DOORS OF THE 21ST CENTURY with THE CULT singer IAN ASTBURY, and though the trio appeared together at a recent book signing in Los Angeles, Densmore refused to be part of a planned performance at fabled Los Angeles venue the Whisky A Go Go.
Densmore said he, Krieger and Manzarek are planning to host another book and poetry reading and signing event later this year, but he owes it to the memory of late bandmate JIM MORRISON to only perform with the perfect frontman.
"I play with Jim. If there's someone of that level, OK. I'm not gonna join them with Ian. That's not to diss Ian, he's a good singer - but he's no Jim Morrison. Eddie Vedder? My God, there's a singer."
Asked if he'd perform with his bandmates if Vedder was on board for shows, the drummer adds, "Probably."
He admits lawsuits and legal issues that escalated after he forced his bandmates to drop the name The Doors of The 21st Century and adopt RIDERS ON THE STORM instead will always get in the way of a full reunion.
He explains, "They've appealed my whim, but it's still a quiet celebration in my mind. I mean, it's gonna go on for another year - more lawyers... It's hard to be chummy with that going on."
Who do you think would make a good front man? I liked IAN ASTBURY alot when I saw him perform with the band? In fact it was eerie, how much like Jim he seemed. I'm glad John Densmore is loooking out for quality though, in honor of Jim.
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