In May, The Doors released an official app for the iPad that treats fans to an in-depth, interactive look at the music and history of famed Los Angles rock band. Now, the program has been expanded with some fascinating updated content timed in conjunction with what would have been late frontman Jim Morrison 's 70th birthday -- Sunday, December 8.
The relaunched app features several upgrades, including a new section paying homage to keyboardist Ray Manzarek , who died on May 20 at age 74 after a battle with cancer. The centerpiece of "Ray Remembered" is a new video interview with The Doors' two surviving members, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger . An exclusive clip from the conversation can be viewed now at RollingStone.com . The tribute also boasts an essay about Manzarek penned by Adam Holzman , son of Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman , and a slideshow of rare photos of Ray. The app also offers updates to the program's navigation and layout.
The Doors app was devised and produced by Jac Holzman and Rhino Entertainment exec Robin Hurley , with input from Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek and Morrison's estate. Among its many other features are a timeline detailing key moments in the band's history, an interactive map of Los Angeles highlighting locations important to the group, plus song lyrics, information about The Doors' albums, promotional videos and various audio and film clips.
The program can be purchased at AppStore.com for $2.99.
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