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Jim Morrison's Birthplace Wants Him Back

Fla. city councilman seeks move from Paris

(Newser) - The Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris has long been rumored to be getting tired of its most famous American resident—and the tributes his fans leave behind—but a fan in Jim Morrison's Florida birthplace says he has a new home for the the Doors singer. John Tice, a... More »

Jim Morrison Fans Want Him to Have Albuquerque 'Spot'

Jim Morrison lived in New Mexico home for 2 years, and they want it preserved

(Newser) - One of Jim Morrison's childhood homes could someday be turned into a historical site. At least, that's what a group of fans is pushing for, the AP reports. The Doors' lead singer lived in Albuquerque from ages 12 to 14 while his dad worked at a local Air... More »

Founding Member of the Doors Dead at 74

'Light My Fire' organ riff remains rock legend

(Newser) - Ray Manzarek, a founding member of the Doors whose versatile and often haunting keyboards complimented Jim Morrison's gloomy baritone and helped set the mood for some of rock's most enduring songs, has died. He was 74. Manzarek died today in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by his family, said his... More »

Paris Bar Told to Take Down Doors Photos

Band doesn't want to appear as having approved the consumption of booze

(Newser) - The decor at Christophe Maillet's Paris bar doesn't seem to be lighting The Doors' fire. The man behind the Lezard King, a nod to Jim Morrison's nickname with a French twist, tells the AP that he has received a letter from The Doors' intellectual property lawyer warning... More »

Charlie Crist to Pardon Jim Morrison?

Door's open: 'anything possible' before Crist leaves office

(Newser) - His Senate bid may have failed, but outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist may still make his mark ... on rock and roll history: He’s considering pardoning Jim Morrison for indecent exposure charges at a 1969 concert. “It's something I’m willing to look into in the time I have... More »

Jim Morrison Is Not in This Photo

Chalk up ghostly image to wishful thinking

(Newser) - Jim Morrison is still dead. Repeat: Still dead. Unfortunately, and just in time for Halloween, researchers in a new book assert that an old photo taken of a visitor to Morrison's grave does indeed show the singer's ghostly image rising, complains Lou Carlozo. These supposed experts rule out weird lighting... More »

Rock's Worst Comebacks

(Newser) - Some bands just shouldn’t—or couldn’t successfully—get back together. The Independent takes a look at the 10 most ill-conceived rock reunions.
  • The Sex Pistols: Sure, the punk progenitors honestly named their 1994 comeback tour "Filthy Lucre," but still "tarnished their own lawless chapter in
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Weird Al Pokes Fun at Craigslist

(Newser) - Ready or not, Weird Al is back. The king of geeky parody music has released a new single making fun of Craigslist, CNET reports. There’s no reference to, say, prostitution ads—just Yankovic’s goofy riff on the site’s strange brand of commerce. It’s also a musical... More »

Site Taps Into Twitterers' Playlists

We Are Hunted's top 99 gives different view of what's popular now

(Newser) - Are the Billboard music charts just too yesterday’s-news for you? Do you need to know which songs people are listening to the most, right this red-hot minute? Luckily, the website We Are Hunted has figured out how to mine Twitter feeds to find out what’s playing the most,... More »

Top 10 Musical Movie Moments

The perfect sound clip can make a scene unforgettable

(Newser) - Forget soundtracks. CNN zeros in on fleeting scenes that use image and sound to send a shiver down your spine. The top 10 marriages of audio and video:
  1. “Born to Be Wild” blasting while Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper ride down the highway in Easy Rider (1969)
  2. Mr. Blonde
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Rock N' Roll's Worst Lyricists

Heavy-handed metaphors, Hallmark sentimentality and pompous mysticism about in these 40 icons of rotten rhymes

(Newser) - Just because you can play a guitar doesn't mean you know how to string a sentence together. Blender looks back at rock's cringe-worthy lyricists:
  1. Sting
  2. Neal Peart, Rush
  3. Scott Stapp, Creed
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