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'Doors' Drummer

PUMPED Mars Rover

Plays 'Break On Through'

8/17/2012 3:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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One member of The Doors is amped the Mars Rover mission plays "Break on Through" as a wake-up call in the morning -- telling TMZ, it's the perfect song for an extraterrestrial ... because The Doors are basically aliens.

In case you didn't know, several crew members on the Mars Curiosity Rover Mission answered a bunch of questions on Reddit yesterday -- and one question involved the the rover's "wake-up" songs ... i.e. songs played by mission control to start their day. (It's a Mars rover tradition, apparently)

According to one crew member, the wake-up song list includes the "Mission: Impossible" theme, "Wake Up Little Susie" by Simon and Garfunkel, "Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra ... and the Doors hit classic.

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But Doors drummer John Densmore tells TMZ, he's not surprised by the crew's song selection ... claiming, “The Doors were always considered 'different'... like from Mars... no bass player, no flower power."

Densmore adds, "[Yesterday] the mayor of West Hollywood declared it 'Doors Day.' It seems appropriate that we are also waking up the Curiosity on Mars."

Appropriate, and we love it madly.

32 COMMENTS

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MrHarrybawls2010    

The lyrics in the song "Break On Through" are about Jim Morrison's "big break" on Star Search when Ed McMahon picked him to go onto the next round..

609 days ago
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Jackie    

❤The Doors❤

609 days ago
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LDB    

So TMZ gets their sources from reddit now?

609 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

mars shoot is a joke humans will never land there and if they did they could`nt get back to hot to much gravity and it`s a hot stinking blowing magnetical steel ball the forces are to great for anything we could build.Go to the cold like colders29 or some moon on a cold planet less forces less drag less sun gravity lee heat could make a new moon shot than onto a new moon first than a old cold planet in maybe 10,000 years

609 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

Mars is a rip off handout to CBS nasa moobsters

609 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

one could say design and give away a needle nose sonic space truck design like 40 years ago and nasa would still kill people with it by putting heat tiles on it and not a heat belly pan like called for by the designer.Nasa is pulling your leg off agaon for FOX sony satellite mobsters

609 days ago
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static    

What no cease and desist letters?

609 days ago
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cobrazombie    

The shutdown song is anything by Justine Bieber or Lady Gagag.

609 days ago
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lyn parker    

I LOVE THE DOORS.......JIM ROCKED!!!!!!!

609 days ago
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Cthulhu    

Wake up Little Suzie wasn't Simon and Garfunkle, it was the Everly Brothers.

609 days ago
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Hammer    

Waste of money. 2.8 Billion to find an spec of water or life. Look in your back yard. Much cheaper

609 days ago
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She's baaaack    

Morrison was a kick-ass front man before he lost his mind but the Doors music was and is still awesome.

609 days ago
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Musicman    

"Wake Up Little Susie" by Simon and Garfunkel ? WHAT??!! How about "Wake Up Little Susie" by The Everly Brothers?

609 days ago
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charles    

I see TMZ doing some annunciation for JPL! Why not? And sign me on too!

609 days ago
15.

ohreally    

Is that James Holmes in the middle?

609 days ago
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