Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, passed away Monday at 12:31PM PT at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74.
At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Dorothy Manzarek, and his brothers Rick and James Manczarek.
Manzarek is best known for his work with The Doors who formed in 1965 when Manzarek had a chance encounter on Venice Beach with poet Jim Morrison. The Doors went on to become one of the most controversial rock acts of the 1960s, selling more than 100-million albums worldwide, and receiving 19 Gold, 14 Platinum and five multi-Platinum albums in the U.S. alone. "L.A.Woman," "Break On Through to the Other Side," "The End," "Hello, I Love You," and "Light My Fire" were just some of the band's iconic and ground-breaking songs.
After Morrison's death in ...
Variety reports the film will be shopped and screened at Cannes, the world's most important cinema showcase, by international sales company Exclusive Media.
"After wading through multiple international distribution options for our film, we are excited to be partnering up with the folks at Exclusive Media, who we feel understand Metallica and understand our film better than anyone else," said drummer Lars Ulrich. "Throw in the cherry-on-top, launching our international sales with a couple of screenings at the film market during a little up-and-coming film festival in Cannes, and it feels like we're off to a pretty rockin' start."
The Cannes Film Festival runs May 15 – 26.
Starring Metallica, a cast of thousands of their fans and actor Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), “Through the Never” is written and directed by Nimród Antal (Predators, Kontroll).
The film tells the story of a band crew member (played ...
With the Rolling Stones ’50 and Counting’ tour finally underway, the first few shows have proven to be star-studded affairs both on and off the stage. When the tour rolled into Las Vegas over the weekend even Axl Rose and DJ Ashba from Guns N’ Roses wanted to get in on the action, but it wasn’t as guest performers, a slot taken on the night by Katy Perry.
This black-and-white photo seen above, posted on the official Guns N’ Roses Facebook page, shows elusive Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose and guitarist DJ Ashba completely enthralled at the show, watching Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts, do what they do.
What’s even more impressive is that it looks like Rose and Ashba are sitting out in the arena, enjoying the show like true fans, surrounded by fans. Even without his trademark hat, it’s easy to pick Rose out ...