Doors to Nirvana: John Densmore, Robby Krieger Plot Rare Performance With Krist Novoselic
Next Thursday, January 23rd, the two surviving members of the Doors — drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger — will make a rare appearance together at the Homeward Bound charity concert at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.
It’s been a couple of years since the pair last took the stage together, and one week out, Densmore admits to Rolling Stone that he and Krieger have yet to finalize a setlist — or even rehearse.
“I’m used to it!” Densmore says. “I was the one who did the setlists in the Doors, because nobody would, and just before going on stage, I’d sit down and go, ‘OK, guys, c’mon! What are we opening with?’ And I could get them into three or four songs, and then we’d wing it! Corralling musicians is like corralling cats.”
The Homeward Bound charity concert will benefit efforts to fight homelessness throughout California, and the lineup also boasts artists like Jason Mraz, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Ingrid Michaelson and Maddie Poppe. Densmore and Krieger will play a 30-minute, semi-acoustic set with Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic on bass and other Homeward Bound performers stepping in on vocals. The only requirement to fill in for Jim Morrison, Densmore says: “We need a singer with leather pants — that’s the crux.”читать еще