THE DOORS founding members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger have chosen ex-FUEL lead singer Brett Scallions to front their project RIDERS ON THE STORM, filling the void created when THE CULT's Ian Astbury departed the group last month. "Brett is on board and we are glad to have him, he has a great voice and a lot of charisma," states keyboardist Manzarek.
"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."
Brett Scallions departed FUEL in early 2006 after fronting the multi-platinum act for over a decade. The rock band best know 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 the band, 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 of The Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
RIDERS ON THE STORM is managed by Tom Vitorino Management, and represented by The Kirby Organization.