Johnny Depp lights Doors' fire
Johnny Depp has received the seal of approval from former members of The Doors for his role in a new film about the legendary rock group.
The Hollywood star narrates When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors and reads the late singer Jim Morrison's poetry in the feature-length documentary.
Drummer John Densmore said of the Pirates Of The Caribbean star: "He just got it, he is an icon, he understands Jim."
Guitarist Robby Krieger, who wrote the chart-topping hit Light My Fire at the age of 18, added: "He has got this great voice and it sounds like he really cares about what he is saying."
He said: "We tried a few other guys before Johnny Depp. It just didn't work. But this was right on. I heard later that he was a big Doors fan. I said 'That's why he did so good.'"
The forthcoming film features never-before-seen footage of Jim, who died in 1971, from an experimental film called HWY (Highway).
Keyboardist Ray Manzarek said of watching the footage: "Jim is alive again. It was fabulous. It's like he is not gone. There he is, man. he is right up on the screen."