The Doors Unhinged
By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
John Densmore, the drummer for The Doors, penned the book The Doors Unhinged which was released earlier this year. He features testimonials from some powerful names including: Tom Petty, Tom Waits, Eddie Vedder, and Michael Blake (author of Dances with the Wolves) among other well-known figures. He also mentions that part of the proceeds from the sales of the book will go to the “Occupy” movement. That follows in the drummer’s typical fashion of always wanting to give back.
This isn’t the first book that he has written either. He also released an autobiography, Riders On The Storm, back in 1990 that became a best seller. This book, while it gives firsthand accounts of the band, is not an autobiography, but rather it sets the record straight on the many trials and tribulations that The Doors faced years after the death of their lead singer, Jim Morrison. Its main focus is the last trial over how the use of the name, “The Doors” by Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger, was misleading. Continue Reading