Law & Order Superstar Producer Dick Wolf to Documentary on The Doors

Two of the founding members of the Doors are performing as Riders on the Storm. They revealed to Classic Rock Central that "Law & Order" producer Dick Wolf will produce a documentary on the band.

Philadelphia, PA, May 19, 2007 --( Two of the founding members of the Doors performed last night as Riders on the Storm at the Keswick Theatre outside Philadelphia. Classic Rock Central was there to speak exclusively with the band.

Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger have chosen Brett Scallions as their new front man. Scallions is the former lead singer for the platinum selling band Fuel. "Jim Morrison can never be replaced, but this project has never been about that," expressed guitarist Krieger; "It's about giving a voice to the body of work we created with Jim in a live setting."

Scallions fills the void created when The Cult's Ian Astbury departed the group earlier this year. "Brett is on board and we are glad to have him,” states keyboardist Manzarek. “He has a great voice and a lot of charisma." Brett Scallions departed Fuel in early 2006 after fronting the multi-platinum act for over a decade. The rock band best known for the hit songs “Hemmorage,” “Bittersweet” and “Shimmer” tried in vain to recruit American Idol's Chris Daughtry as a replacement. Scallions has moved on from Fuel and looks forward to working with Manzarek and Krieger. "Having an opportunity to share the stage with these great musicians is more exciting than anything I've ever done. I'm so proud to be a part of this," declared the vocalist.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of The Doors. The Venice Beach, California, based band released their first record in 1967. In February of 2007 the band was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award and a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Classic Rock Central spoke with Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger where they revealed some of their exciting future plans. According to Manzarek, superstar producer Dick Wolf, of the “Law and Order” television series will be producing a Doors documentary for theatrical release in 2008. It will contain original footage of the band during their heyday along with interviews of the band members. In addition, Riders on the Storm will cut a new CD sometime later this year of new material. It is planned to include a couple of unreleased Warren Zevon songs as well as new material from Manzarek and Krieger. The band will also perform live on the "death day" of Jim Morrison, July 3rd in Paris. Krieger said he's been to Jim's grave several times and it's become the third most popular tourist attraction in Paris.

Classic Rock Central will make the officially authorized 20th Anniversary of The Doors radio special available on its site at in July.

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