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Doors, Stone Temple Pilots, Nickelback To Play Harley Tour
June 28, 2002

The reunited Doors, Stone Temple Pilots, Nickelback, and Journey are confirmed to play the dates on the Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Open Road Tour. 

The motorcycle maker will celebrate its centennial next year and is kicking off a year of festivities with a 10-city worldwide tour featuring a variety of performers, it was announced (Thursday) June 27 at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles. 

A three-day California Harley event will rev up September 6 through 8 at California Motor Speedway in Fontana. September 6 will be headed up by the reunited Doors--keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robbie Krieger, and drummer John Densmore, joined by Ian Astbury of the Cult on vocals. Also on the bill are Los Lobos, Earl Scruggs, and Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan.

Performing September 7 are Nickelback, Stone Temple Pilots, and Billy Idol.

The September 8 lineup features Journey, George Clinton & Parliment/Funkadelic, and the Doobie Brothers. 

Other tour stops and performers include Journey, Tim McGraw, the Warren Brothers, and Indigenous in Atlanta on July 20-21. Bob Dylan, Hootie & the Blowfish, Ted Nugent, and the Wailers are signed on for the event in Baltimore, August 16-18.

The Open Road Tour will feature two performance stages and a series of tents that spotlight Harley-Davidson history, products, and lifestyle, all in a traveling fair atmosphere. Additional cities include Toronto, Dallas, Mexico City, Barcelona, Munich, Sydney, and Tokyo.

Article by Darryl Morden for Launch

Doors To Regroup With Help From STP?
June 28, 2002

Surviving members of the Doors will regroup to perform a concert in September. Some of the biggest names in modern rock, including Nickelback and Stone Temple Pilots, will be involved, sources tell LAUNCH, but it's unclear what role they will play. The performance will take place as part of the Harley-Davidson Open Road Tour event at the California Motor Speedway outside Los Angeles during the weekend of September 6-8.

Further details were scheduled to be divulged at a press conference at the L.A. House Of Blues late Thursday (June 27). 

A note posted recently on the Doors' official website (
doors.com), hinted at such an event in the making: "Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek are collaborating in private rehearsal sessions and hinting at the possibility of working with some prominent vocalists in the not-too-distant future." 

Guitarist Krieger, keyboardist Manzarek, and fellow member, drummer John Densmore, also reconvened in September 2000 for a taping of Storytellers. Among those standing in for the late famed frontman Jim Morrison on that night were Creed's Scott Stapp, STP's Scott Weiland, Train's Pat Monahan, the Cult's Ian Astbury, and Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell.

Article by Neal Weiss for Launch

Happy Birthday Eric Kretz!
June 07, 2002

Happy Birthday to drummer Eric Kretz!

Scott's Audio Message
June 3, 2002

Scott has posted an audio message on the Official Site and said this:

"Hello friends, how are you? Just thought I would drop a message off since its been awhile. I am simply bored of inactivity and want to start a new record. Writing and recording is pretty much the only time I feel completely real. Well, that and being with my son and my wife. So I hope we all don't have too long to wait. I hope that some of you enjoyed the live tracks from the Family Values macho jock tour live album. You know, it's amazing how much it hurts when you try to be something you're not. Well, live and learn and die and reincarnate and do it all over again."

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