6400 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
6:00 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2013
We are happy to confirm the new, rescheduled event with JOHN DENSMORE! KPFK Radio presents a special book signing at Amoeba Hollywood with John Densmore, the drummer of the legendary band, The Doors, signing copies of his new book The Doors Unhinged. DJ Carlos Nino (KPFK/Spaceways) will be spinning some of John's favorite artists and classic Doors music! Purchase the book at the event for admission to this special signing event – DENSMORE WILL SIGN 1 ADDITIONAL ITEM WITH PURCHASE OF THE BOOK. Limit of 2 books per person to allow more fans to meet him. A portion of the book signing proceeds will be donated to KPFK, People Powered Radio!
___________________________ "I'm excited to do a book tour at record and book stores, because these indies love music! And my new book, The Doors: Unhinged, is about having integrity in regards to music, and these stores owners are very passionate about their product... they care." – John Densmore, The Doors
An original and founding member of the Doors, John Densmore is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the author of the critically-acclaimed memoir Riders on the Storm. In addition to his musical activities, he has produced award-winning documentaries “Road to Return” and “Juvies,” and contributed articles to Rolling Stone, London’s The Guardian, the Nation, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post and the Utne Reader.
For fans of the Doors, timeless tracks like “Break on Through” and “Light My Fire” were the soundtrack to an era, and Jim Morrison’s lyrics the voice of a revolution. Holding steadfast to their progressive 1960s ideology, the members of the Doors refused to sell out and, as four equal members, agreed that their music would never be used to push cars or cigarettes. Then, more than thirty years after Jim Morrison’s death, Cadillac offered the remaining members an astounding $15 million for the use of a song. John Densmore vetoed the deal, but his former bandmates Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger had a hard time turning down all that money. Soon afterwards, Manzarek and Krieger took a new incarnation of the band out on the road, under the misleading moniker The Doors of the 21st Century, using Jim Morrison’s face to sell tickets. When Densmore took legal action against his friends and bandmates to defend Morrison’s artistic legacy, he landed in court, the subject of a countersuit.
In The Doors: Unhinged, Densmore takes fans into the Los Angeles courtroom where he spent three summer months with Jim Morrison’s aging parents, fighting for integrity over greed. Densmore weathered betrayals by his “musical family,” character assassinations, and the rising fear that he would lose everything in his efforts to stand up for what he believed in. The process of litigation consumed Densmore’s life for five years, plus a half a year while everyone waited to see if the Supreme Court of California would overturn the judge’s ruling.
Featuring previously-unreleased photos of Jim Morrison, the band, the Morrison family, and the author himself, Densmore’s second book gives readers an intimate glimpse into this recent chapter of The Doors’ history. The Doors: Unhinged is a touching, humorous, and often beautiful account of one unlikely hero’s fight to stand up for the spirit of music in the face of greed.