Saturday, January 25, 2020

VIDEO: The Doors reunite for California homeless benefit concert

The surviving members of The Doors reunited for a January 23 charity concert in Los Angeles to raise funds to assist the homeless in California.

Rolling Stone reports the rare performance by guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore – who were joined on stage by Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic on bass – took place at the first-ever “Homeward Bound” concert, a fundraising event for PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), a non-profit focused on affordable housing and services for the homeless population in California.

Rounded out by Willie Nelson’s youngest son, Micah, on guitar, the lineup opened their set with the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart and his daughter Kaya taking on The Doors’ chart-topping 1968 hit, “Hello, I Love You”; American Idol alum Haley Reinhart sang a pair of 1967 classics: “Crystal Ship” and “People Are Strange”; and, Michael Fitzpatrick from event openers Fitz And The Tantrums joined in for “Riders On The Storm” before Nelson moved to center stage for the finale of “Roadhouse Blues.”

A live auction at the event saw two guitars signed by all the performers fetch a total of $17,000.

To learn more about the services offered by PATH and/or to donate to the organization, visit

The Doors will screen “Break On Thru – A Celebration Of Ray Manzarek”, a tribute to their late keyboardist, in cinemas on February 12.

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