Attorneys for THE DOORS drummer John Densmore have filed a legal action in L.A. County Superior Court today charging breach of contract, trademark infringement and unfair competition against fellow band members Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger for the current THE DOORS concert tour, according to Hits Daily Double. The shows, organized by Manzarek and Krieger, feature Stewart Copeland on drums (who reportedly won't play because of a broken arm) and THE CULT's Ian Astbury in place of Densmore and the late Jim Morrison. The two substitute musicians are also named in the suit, which seeks an injunction and damages, citing adverting and promotion of the new group as THE DOORS without the consent of Densmore and the estates of Morrison and wife Pam Courson. The group recently performed on "The Tonight Show" and will play the Universal Amphitheatre in L.A. this Friday night (Feb. 8). "It's misleading to the fans," says Densmore. "I'm forced to speak out now and to take action in order to protect the integrity of the great work all four of us created together."
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