In a rare reunion, the three surviving members of 1960s rock band the Doors teamed up with several guest vocalists Tuesday to perform their classic tunes for an upcoming television special.
The taping at a Hollywood soundstage marked the first time that keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore have performed publicly since 1993, when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Pinch-hitters for the group's late singer, Jim Morrison, included Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots, Ian Astbury of the Cult and Scott Stapp of Creed, who all did their best impressions of the "lizard king."
The results will be aired in late November on music cable network VH1's "Storytellers" series, coinciding with the release of a Doors tribute album, "Stoned Immaculate."
The Doors, one of the most influential bands of the rock era thanks to hits like "Light My Fire" and "Hello, I Love You," broke up several years after the hard-living Morrison died of heart failure in 1971, and they have played together only a handful of times since.