The Doors guitarist, Robby Krieger has announced he is to release his first ever memoir.
Set The Night On Fire: Living, Dying, And Playing Guitar With The Doors, is to be released on October 12.
The memoir is to detail the band’s legacy, as well as new aspects of The Doors’ mythodical career. The book is being released via Little, Brown and Company.
You can also pre-order the memoir here.
Krieger’s memoir “Back to where it all happened”
A 300 word description also promises that readers will be able to access “never-before-told stories from The Doors’ vital years”. It will also offer fresh perspectives on the band’s most famous moments.
A part of the description reads, “Through a series of vignettes, Krieger takes readers back to where it all happened: the pawnshop where he bought his first guitar; the jail cell he was tossed into after a teenage drug bust; his parents’ living room, where his first songwriting sessions with Jim Morrison took place; the empty bars and backyard parties where The Doors played their first awkward gigs; the studios where their iconic songs were recorded; and the many venues where concerts erupted into historic riots”.
It also states, “Krieger also goes into heartbreaking detail about his life’s most difficult struggles, ranging from drug addiction, to his twin brother’s mental breakdown, to his own battle with cancer. Counterbalancing the sorrow are humorous anecdotes about run-ins with unstable fans, famous musicians, and one really angry monk”.
Along with Krieger’s news, it was also reported yesterday that a documentary is to be released exploring the life and career of The Doors frontman Jim Morrison.
This documenatry is to be released at some point in 2022 or 2023. It will also be the first of its kind to focus solely on the work of Jim Morrison, as the other previous documentary which was released in 1991, paid attention to Morrison’s band The Doors.
Jampol Artist Managment are helping to develop the documentary. Their CEO Jeff Jampol said, “All these decades everybody talked about Jim Morrison the rock star, which he certainly was”.
“But we really felt it was time to even the playing field and talk about these other aspects of Jim, which were either not as known or celebrated or discussed”, he also added.
More on that story from Nova here.