It's the kind of memorial rock stars dream of ... famed Sunset Strip nightclub Whisky a Go Go -- where The Doors got their start back in the 60s -- will be honoring Ray Manzarek on its marquee for the rest of the week, TMZ has learned.
A rep for the famed rock club tells us, the marquee memorial will stay up tonight through Saturday -- and every show in the meantime will be dedicated in Manzarek's honor.
The rep says the club will also be briefly "going dark" tonight at 8pm in remembrance.
As we reported, Manzarek -- one of the founding members of the iconic rock band -- passed away today following a long battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74.
The Doors were playing as the house band at the Whisky -- opening for acts like Van Morrison -- when a record exec discovered them and gave the band their first big record deal.
3:55 PM PT -- The Roxy -- another famous Sunset Strip rock club -- has beat the Whisky to the punch ... already erecting its own marquee in Manzarek's honor.
Ray Manzarek -- who co-founded "The Doors" with Jim Morrison in 1965 and played keyboard -- has died, this according to the band's official Facebook page.
Manzarek was 74.
According to the website, Manzarek passed away today at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer.
At the time of his death, Ray was surrounded by his wife Dorothy and his brothers Rick and James.
Along with Jim ... Ray and The Doors churned out some of the most iconic rock songs in history -- including, "L.A. Woman," "Break On Through to the Other Side," "The End," "Hello, I Love You," and "Light My Fire."
Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger released a statement saying, "I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek."
He added, "I'm just glad to have been able to have played Doors songs with him for the last decade. Ray was a huge part of my life and I will always miss him."
According to the band's official Facebook page ... Ray's family has asked that in lieu of flowers, fans should make an in memoriam donation in Ray's name to Standup2cancer.org.
Today on TMZ Live, Harvey reminisced about the time he met Ray 15 years ago -- and completely embarrassed himself in the process. Really funny story.
Exactly two years ago, "Macho Man" Randy Savage died in a car crash in Florida -- and today, the wrestler's family is honoring his memory by eating at a restaurant dear to his heart ... the Olive Garden.
Randy's brother Lanny Poffo tells TMZ he and his 86-year-old mother Judy decided to celebrate Randy's incredible life with a special lunch ... and they picked Olive Garden in Tampa, FL because it was always the go-to spot for family functions.
Lanny says ... the family shared so many happy memories at the O.G. -- so today, they wanted to focus on his life and the good times ... and not his death.
As for Randy's widow, Lanny tells us ... she's still having an especially tough time getting through the day, considering she was a passenger in Randy's car when he suffered a heart attack and veered into a tree back in 2011. He was 58.
"I have to be strong for my family now," Lanny says ... "I'm just glad to have had him as a brother and wanna celebrate his life as much as I can instead of continuing to mourn."
Make it stop ... "Teen Mom" star Jenelle Evans is officially a wanted woman AGAIN ... after blowing off a court date today in North Carolina.
The 21-year-old MTV reality star was supposed to appear for a hearing in her cyberstalking case, but Brunswick County court officials tell TMZ, she no-showed. The judge then issued a warrant for her arrest.
As we reported, Evans was arrested back in 2012 for allegedly cyberstalking an old roommate/ex-boyfriend.
Jenelle's arrest history is legendary ... just last month she was busted for heroin possession and assault.
2:10 PM PT -- Jenelle just posted $1,000 bond and has been released.
1:25 PM PT -- Jenelle turned herself in about 20 minutes ago.
Legendary producer Brian Grazer wants to strip his ex-wife of sole nanny-hiring powers -- claiming the last "manny" she hired was a fat slob and a racist whose attitudes have rubbed off on the kids.
Grazer -- who divorced his wife Gigi back in 2009 -- filed the declaration in new legal docs, claiming the 20-something-year-old man she hired to look after their sons (aged 9 and 13) was the worst possible influence imaginable.
According to the docs, the manny in question was terribly educated, disrespectful toward Grazer and others, used extremely foul language and was also a racist.
Grazer says the manny resigned a few weeks ago, but Grazer still believes the bad habits have rubbed off on his kids. The legal docs do not give specifics about the offensive things the manny and the kids said.
Grazer now wants a judge to modify his and Gigi's parenting agreement, giving both parents equal say in who takes care of their kids ... and not just nannies either ... teachers and coaches too.
Grazer -- who pays Gigi $40,000 a month in child support -- also wants more custodial time.
With a ratty blonde mohawk weave, enough drag makeup to make any 4 AM Hollywood Blvd. streetwalker jealous and some sort of loud Hawaiian print blazer, Dennis Rodman hit up "The All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" finale in New York City on Sunday ... looking like the bastard love child of Rupaul and Tina Turner in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome."
The Game was thiiiiiiiis close to jumping into a huge fight in Hollywood this weekend -- even taking off his shirt in preparation for battle -- but something crazy happened ... his entourage held him back!
Game had been partying at Lure Nightclub on Saturday night with some of his friends -- but moments after he talked to TMZ about the Eazy-E hologram, a fight broke out across the street ... and suddenly, it was mayhem in the streets.
It's unclear why or how Game was involved -- but he was definitely PISSED ... and clearly wanted to go beat someone's ass.
That's when his entourage stepped in -- one guy grabbed Game and physically restrained him ... while some other guys readied the rapper's car so they could get out of the situation before something bad happened.
Game eventually left the scene ... right as cops began to arrive.
Props to the entourage -- you guys are earning those Rolexes.
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