John Densmore, former drummer for the Doors, has won a ruling that stops his old bandmates from using the band's name. According to an agreement made in 1971 all three surviving members and Morrison's estate must agree any use of the band's name and logo. The Doors of the 21st Century, featuring original members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger together with former Cult singer Ian Astbury, has been touring and playing old Doors songs.
The ruling stops them from using the band's name and states that they have to share all the profits with the original Doors partnership. Says Densmore: "I'm just so happy that the legacy of the true Doors, and Jim Morrison in particular, has been preserved by this decision." There has so far been no comment from the Doors of the 21st Century.
Wow, didn't know that they had been fighting over that. That's sad. But of course Densmore should get paid, it's his music too. But the name-thing... Weird. I mean, they ARE called The Doors of the 21st Century.