Doors Negotiating Internet Label

Final talks with Elektra centered on releasing downloadable material from the late-'60s blues-rockers.

Late-'60s blues-rock icons the Doors are in final negotiations with Elektra over a planned Internet record company specializing in downloadable Doors material, Doors manager Danny Sugerman said. The band hopes to make available its extensive archive of audio and video material — including non-Doors film projects by late singer Jim Morrison, and post-Doors recordings by bassist/keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robbie Krieger and drummer John Densmore. The intent is to battle low-fidelity, yet costly, bootleg recordings currently in circulation. The Doors released The Complete Studio Recordings box set in 1999, a collection of all six studio albums with a bonus disc of live tracks.