Drummer Stewart Copeland Sues New Doors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stewart Copeland is realizing that playing for The Doors is not turning out to be the same as playing for The Police.

Copeland filed a $5 million lawsuit against Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger. Copeland claims Manzarek and Krieger breached an oral contract to use him for the band's upcoming tour and album. Copeland's suit says Manzarek and Krieger hired a replacement drummer.

Copeland had played a few dates with the new version of The Doors, technically called The Doors 21st Century. He injured himself last November and aggravated that injury during the band's January 19 show in Las Vegas. Drummer Ty Dennis has been filling in recently.

Pictures of The Doors 21st Century on The Doors official web site no longer show Copeland.

No comment from lawyers for Copeland, Manzarek or Krieger.

The Police were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.

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