Doors-New Memoir on Recent Legal Woes
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:
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.