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Doors Threaten Paris Bar With Lawsuit

Friday, June 10th 2011 01:00

The surviving band members are not happy about the opening of the Lezard King bar

ABC news reports that lawyers for The Doors threatened legal action against a Paris bar devoted to the band, saying it did not want to be associated with a drinking establishment.

"I have received a letter from the lawyers of The Doors who are giving me 60 days to change the bar's posters, its name, the name of its cocktails and the website," Lezard King bar manager Christophe Maillet said.

"The Doors did not want to be associated with a drinks bar," added Mr Maillet, who opened the venue in September last year.

The bar's name is a tribute to the band's frontman Jim Morrison, who was known as 'the Lizard King' after coining the term in a poem. It serves cocktails named after Doors songs such as Soft Parade and Light My Fire.

"I thought I was doing a good thing, burnishing the image of The Doors," Mr Maillet said. "I didn't ask permission but I suspected they would immediately refuse if I did."

He said he had told the US lawyers he would bend to their demand if they insisted.

(ABC News)

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