Wednesday, February 05, 2003
I knew there was more to it than just tinnitus.
A reunion concert by two former members of 1960s band the Doors has sparked a lawsuit by a third member, who says they can call themselves "the Windows, the Hinges," but not "the Doors."
Drummer John Densmore filed a legal action in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday charging breach of contract, trademark infringement and unfair competition against keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger. [...]
"I'm sad and hurt that my former bandmates are misusing the logo and the name, confusing people," Densmore, 58, told Reuters in an interview.
He wants them to bill themselves as "former members of the Doors. It could be Windows, the Hinges, I don't care what it is," he said.
Manzarek, 63, countered in a separate interview that Densmore's suit was "frivolous," and that he and Krieger, 57, were billing themselves as "The Doors, 21st Century."
Evidently the grievances aired in that article Densmore wrote last year have not healed. Sad to see a band end up like this.