Slash says he's having trouble finding the words to express his feelings following the death of The Doors' Ray Manzarek. Nevertheless, the guitarist was one of many rockers who took to Twitter Monday to mourn the legendary keyboardist.
Slash says Manzarek and the Doors represent the sound of Los Angeles to him, adding that they were one of the first bands he remembers hearing when he moved from England to L.A. Slash's former Guns N' Roses bandmate Matt Sorum tweeted that Manzarek was a "genius," and says he feels honored to have had the chance to know him and play with him. Likewise, Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath called his onstage moment with Manzarek a "highlight and a blessing."
RIP Ray Manzarek words cannot express...— Slash (@Slash) May 20, 2013
The Doors represent the LA sound to me. It was the 1st band I remember hearing when I came from England; "Light my fire," I'll never forget.— Slash (@Slash) May 20, 2013
Ray Manzarek RIP so honored to have known him and played with himA genius— matt sorum (@mattsorum) May 20, 2013
Will always be considered a highlight and a blessing for me, sharing the stage with Ray Manzarek...R.I.P. twitter.com/mark_mcgrath/s…— mark mcgrath (@mark_mcgrath) May 20, 2013
Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic, Weird Al Yankovic, and actor Elijah Wood are just a few of the other stars thanking Ray for his contributions to music and sending their condolences via twitter. Manzarek died Monday at the age of 74 after a long battle with bile duct cancer.
Thanks for the great music Ray Manzarek!— Krist Novoselic (@KristNovoselic) May 21, 2013
Oh man.So terribly sad.We lost a great one.#RIPRayManzarek— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) May 20, 2013
Working with Ray Manzarek was one of the biggest thrills of my life. Thought it might be a good time to share this: bit.ly/12qhWDa— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) May 21, 2013
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