Doors drummer John Densmore will make appearance at Bookends bookstore

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The cover of John Densmore’s book, “Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes on Trial.”

John Densmore, drummer for The Doors, will make an appearance to promote his book, “Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes on Trial,” Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. at Bookends bookstore in Ridgewood.

Tickets are available HERE.

Densmore, 78, is also the author of “Riders on the Storm: My Life With Jim Morrison and the Doors” (1990) and “The Seekers: Meetings With Remarkable Musicians” (2020). “Doors Unhinged” was originally published in 2013 by Percussive Press but will be reissued, Nov. 7, by Akashic Books.

According to promotional material, the book “offers a powerful exploration of the ‘greed gene’ — that part of the human psyche that propels us toward the accumulation of more and more wealth, even at the expense of our principles, friendships, and the well-being of society.

“This is the gripping account of the legal battle to control The Doors’ artistic destiny. In it, Densmore looks at the conflict between his bandmates and him as they fought over the right to use The Doors’ name, revealing the ways in which this struggle mirrored and reflected a much larger societal issue: that no amount of money seems to be enough for even the wealthiest people.”


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