They say the reformed band have "misappropriated" the name...

The parents of JIM MORRISON are suing two of the remaining band members ofTHE DOORS, claiming they have "misappropriated" the name.

George and Clara Morrison have begun legal action at the Los Angeles Superior Court and are seeking undisclosed damages.

The Morrison family want to stop the surviving members of the band and their new frontman from calling themselves The Doors.

Morrison died from a heart attack in Paris in 1971 at the age of 27.

According to the BBC, the parents of Jim Morrison's late girlfriend, Pamela Courson, are also suing the band members. They say they own half of Morrison's share in The Doors.

The legal case names remaining keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger. It also names Ian Astbury, former singer of[a][/a], who was hired to replace Morrison. The new outfit has been tipped to play this year's Glastonbury.

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