Doors drummer John Densmore has released a new book called “The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes on Trial” about his time with the legendary Southern Califonia band.
He takes an anti-commercial stance in regards to the band’s legacy.
The 68-year drummer is no stranger to chronicling his former band. He wrote The New York Times best-seller, “Riders on the Storm” in 1991.
The new book defends Morrison’s stand against commercializing the band’s music catalog. Keyboard player Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robbie Krieger considered selling the rights to a Doors song for a television commercial. Densmore wouldn’t go along with it. He won a lawsuit that says his former bandmates must agree unanimously to any use of the Doors name.
Densmore sees himself as the keeper of Morrison’s legacy and feels the singer would never sell the rights to his songs for commercial use.
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