Two surviving members of The Doors are planning a memorial to one of their fallen.
Robby Krieger tells The Hollywood Reporter that he and John Densmore are working on a tribute to the late Ray Manzarek later this year.
“We want to bring together those who Ray either idolized or guys who idolized Ray, maybe at the Greek or The Hollywood Bowl for a big concert this summer,” Krieger told THR, adding, “We just want it to be the best it can be.”
While Krieger has already started reaching out to other artists to help join in on the celebration of Manzarek’s life, he confirms that Densmore is already on board.
“John and I will be there and we’ve had a lot of interest. Since he’s been gone, we really haven’t had any kind of real tribute for him, except at his funeral service,” he said. “We want people to remember Ray for everything he has done. There are so many musicians and fans who have learned so much from him.”
The collaboration is a bit of a coup, as fans will remember the years-long lawsuit over the The Doors’ material, but Krieger said that’s behind them now in the wake of their bandmate’s passing.
The pair put that to the test last month, surprising guests at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with a surprise set of Doors songs.
Manzarek, whose birthday falls on February 12, passed away in 2013 after a battle with cancer.