by Kyle K. Mann & Kidman J. Williams with Ed Mann for Gonzo Today Drug icons exist in many forms in many eras, so any list like this is gonna be subjective. Also rather male. Click bait? Call it what you want, but the staff at Gonzo Today feel confident […]
by Kidman J. Williams May marked the 50-year anniversary of The Doors’ final album, L.A. Woman. July marks the 50-year anniversary of singer Jim Morrison’s death in France. And HERE we all are! We’re still talking about them, still writing about them, and there always seems to be a new […]
His towering rage on being informed that the other Doors had sold their number one hit, “Light My Fire,” for a Buick television commercial, is a landmark of the entire era.
What an illustration of the Law of Unintended Consequences. Toss the dude out of your house and two years later he goes iconic, and four years after he becomes a superstar he dies and becomes legendary.
(Editor’s Note: The following is an encore presentation, originally posted in Gonzo Today on June 16, 2017, in recognition of the Doors, represented in person by John Densmore, being honored for the second year in a row in a special ceremony by the City of Los Angeles on January 4, […]
by Kyle K. Mann Part One As a member of a dwindling tribe of rock fans who beheld the Doors in concert, I get this a lot. “You actually SAW the Doors?” “Yep, in March ‘67, before they were famous,” I usually reply. I have had this conversation dozens of […]
The news: The Doors are suing Kylie and Kendall Jenner for appropriating the famous Doors logo and their iconic lead singer’s image for the Jenner tee-shirt line… the horror! It is just the latest attempt to cash in on a guy who vowed not to sell out. That guy […]
by Kyle K. Mann Artist: The Doors Album name: The Doors- 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Label: Elektra/Rhino Rating: 4.1/5.0 As the hype continues this bizarre year of 2017 over the 50th anniversary of all things 1967, on March 31 Rhino/Elektra released “The Doors: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition” which is […]
by Kyle K. Mann (Note: A Nov. 15, 2017 update is included at the bottom. This article first appeared in GonzoToday.com on Dec. 30, 2016.) January 4, 1967: Imagine it. It’s a new year, and there is some amazing music floating around, like nothing we had ever heard before. A […]
art by Joey Feldman by Kyle K. Mann ”The Avalon was one stoned gig… the crowd was more out of it than usual, more receptive to our surreal imagery. The psychedelized crowd wanted head music — they wanted to be transported. Their vibes encouraged experimentation. Jim was really coming into […]