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Robby Krieger: Keeping the Doors’ Legacy Alive

Though his musical skills and interests have always transcended his work with The Doors, at age 71 guitarist Robby Krieger proudly carries on his old group’s legacy. Krieger scheduled a limited run of live dates this spring to do just that. The Doors were one of the most important and influential bands of the 1960s

Best of 2014: Videos

With 1/1/15 mere days away, it’s time for Musoscribe’s annual best-of lists. These are – of course — wholly subjective, and reflect my tastes and interests. I viewed quite a few music-related DVDs this year, and while quite a few were excellent (and none truly awful), four stood out. As it happens, all four concern

A Thanksgiving Feast of Mini-reviews

Customarily, I take Thanksgiving Day off from posting to the blog (it’s one of very few days in which I do that). In fact I generally write the pieces days in advance, so trust me: I am taking today off with family. But for anyone who tunes in today or after, I present a few

A Conversation with Ray Manzarek

This feature is based on my previously-unpublished 2011 interview with the late Doors keyboardist. – bk “I used to play in a band called The Doors.” That deadpan, unprompted statement from Ray Manzarek came about two minutes into our August 2011 phone conversation. I had scheduled an interview with the keyboardist to discuss his involvement