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Doors-New Memoir on Recent Legal Woes

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Out today (April 17th) is Doors drummer John Densmore’s latest memoir, called The Doors: Unhinged – Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes On Trial. The book details Densmore’s successful five-year fight earlier this decade against former bandmates Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger over their use of the band name for new projects and the Doors’ music for a proposed $15 million commercial deal with Cadillac. Densmore published his first memoir, Riders On The Storm: My Life With Jim Morrison And The Doors, in 1990.

Densmore was asked what the ultimate motivation was for him writing Unhinged:

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The Doors: Unhinged – Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes On Trial features such insider tidbits as:

How Jim Morrison threatened to smash a car onstage if Buick used a Doors song in a commercial.

John Densmore being sued by his former bandmates for $40 million — more than they collectively had ever made.

The opposing lawyer’s bizarre attempts to label him a communist, anarchist and an al-Qaeda supporter.

How testimony from Police drummer — and former Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger bandmate — Stewart Copeland changed the trial.

How Jim Morrison’s father, a career Navy man, was thwarted in his career ambitions by his son’s rock star antics, but how he sided with his late son in court.

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