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The Doors Lost Documentary Resurfaces

>>> Scott Munro, TeamRock.com - 09/15/2014

The Doors 1968 self-produced documentary Feast Of Friends is to be released on DVD and Blu-ray later this year.
It was filmed over a five-month period while the band were on the road by Paul Ferrara, the group's official photographer, and former classmate of Ray Manzarek and Jim Morrison.
Snippets from the film have surfaced over the years, appearing in videos and other documentaries, but this is the first time it has been officially released in its entirety.
Feast Of Friends includes the original film, which has been fully remastered, a compilation of outtakes titled Feast Of Friends: Encore, the 1968 documentary The Doors Are Open and a 10-minute live version of The End, which appeared on Canadian TV.
The soundtrack has been remixed and remastered by long-time Doors' collaborator Bruce Botnick.
Feast Of Friends will be released on November 10 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

ZZ Top Off The Road Until Next Year

>>> Martin Kielty, TeamRock.com - 09/12/2014

ZZ Top will take the rest of the year off while Dusty Hill recovers from a tour bus fall, the band have reported.
The bassist and vocalist sustained damage to his hip after falling aboard the bus last month. It was reported that he required "immediate attention" and the band called off US shows until mid-September.
The move came after the earliest dates had to be postponed while Hill underwent a procedure for kidney stones.
Now ZZ Top have confirmed plans to stay off the road until January, while some of the previously-announced gigs have been rescheduled for May.
They say in a statement: "Dusty's wellbeing is paramount. We're looking forward to getting out there and rockin' it with him in a big way."
Hill has joked that he'd like to add Slim Harpo track Hip Shake to the band's set. Full tour dates will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Rush R40 Set Confirmed At Last

>>> Martin Kielty, TeamRock.com - 09/11/2014

The highly-anticipated Rush 40th anniversary box set has finally been confirmed - it's a six-disc Blu-ray collection and it will be launched on November 17.
Speculation about the product has been circulating for over a year. Now it's been revealed that R40 will include the band's five most recent concert movies with additional features.
A bonus disc will contain unseen material including the band's performance at Laura Secord Secondary School, Ontario, in 1974, although full details are yet to be revealed.
The product description reads: "2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Rush's eponymous debut album. This superb collector's box set brings together live performances by Rush from each decade of their career, plus a bonus disc of previously unseen live material stretching from 1974 to 2013."
"The six Blu-ray discs are contained in a stunning 56-page hardback book, filled with memorabilia and photographs documenting 40 years of Rush live in concert. This is the ultimate collection of Rush live performances, beautifully presented."