Musicians Pay Respects To Ray Manzarek On Social Media

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The news of The Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek’s death spread quickly, with several major artists expressing respect and sadness via Twitter.

Slash, who got his start in L.A. rockers Guns N Roses – who played many of the same Sunset Strip clubs that the Doors did two decades later tweeted:

Joe Perry of Aerosmith (who covered “Love Me Two Times” in 1990) tweeted:

American Idol‘s Randy Jackson added:

De La Soul’s DJ Mase pointed out that Manzarek’s keyboards reached hip-hop:

Hard rocker Dave Dramian of Disturbed weighed in as well:

Fellow keyboardist Benmont Tench from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers expressed gratitude for Manzarek’s influence:

Los Angeles punk rock legends X – who enjoyed a close relationship with Manzarek, as he produced their first four albums – posted a note to Facebook: “we are very saddened by the news that Ray Manzarek has passed away today. he was not only a musical icon but a close friend. he will be sorely missed. RIP Ray.”

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