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The Doors are part of a very specific category of classic-rock artists: the gateway artists. The bands that — assuming you weren’t around in the ’60s — are amongst the first names you explore when you start digging into pop music’s past. Though keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore were all… More »

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheo… More »

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.

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Watch Death Cab For Cutie Perform, Boy George & Jack Black Cover The Doors On Conan

Last night, Death Cab For Cutie were musical guests on Conan. They played "The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive," the most recent single form their new…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2015 - 9:12 am

Ad-Rock Describes Auditioning Stoned For Oliver Stone’s The Doors

In a new New York Times profile, Adam Horovitz (aka Ad-Rock) reflected on starting his transition to a post-Beastie Boys life following the death of…
James Rettig | March 24, 2015 - 8:40 am

Watch Lou Reed Call The Beatles “Garbage” And The Doors “Stupid” In Newly Animated Interview

Lou Reed was both an avant-rock forefather and a legendary crank, and I sincerely recommend that you spend some time with this Lester Bangs piece
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2015 - 1:13 pm

2:54 – “Take It As It Comes” (The Doors Cover)

2:54 released their sophomore album, The Other I, last fall, but that doesn't mean they're going to rest on their laurels in 2015. So far…
Caitlin White | February 2, 2015 - 10:34 am

Watch Karen O Cover Radiohead & The Doors In London

Karen O made her first Crush Songs appearance in the UK over the weekend, where she performed for two nights at London's Bush Hall. During…
James Rettig | October 6, 2014 - 9:45 am

Marianne Faithfull Knows Who Killed Jim Morrison

In an interview in the latest issue of MOJO magazine, Marianne Faithfull revealed that she knows exactly who killed Jim Morrison. She said that it…
James Rettig | August 6, 2014 - 9:49 am

R.I.P. Ray Manzarek

We can argue about the musical and cultural value of the Doors, but it would be straight-up inaccurate to classify them as anything less tha…
Michael Nelson | May 20, 2013 - 6:05 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice 4: 2009 Mashed Up

There could not have been a more apt ID3 than that of Freelance Hellraiser's "Stroke Of Genius," the MP3 that launched this decade's most fitting…
Scott Lapatine | December 23, 2009 - 10:59 am

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Scott Lapatine | June 16, 2009 - 11:29 am

Ben & Zooey Hit Sundance

If you have money and/or connections, Washington DC is the place to be today. There are so many people gathered for the presidential inauguration, CNN…
Scott Lapatine | January 20, 2009 - 12:33 pm

Grateful Dead: Chuckin’, Got Their Chips Cashed In…

Rock shoes are fun for everyone, yeah? No. OK yeah, fun for blogging. The unexpectedly fertile field of rock/shoe tie-ins adds another photo set for…
Amrit Singh | May 30, 2008 - 1:08 pm

Jim DeRogatis, Greg Kot, And Conan Hate The Doors

You don’t often see music critics on late night television. Maybe with good reason. Last night Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, longtime Chicago writers and…
brandon | February 12, 2008 - 10:44 am