Akashic Books is set to release “The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes on Trial” by John Densmore. Densmore unpacks the intersection of art and commerce in this deeply principled middle finger to greed.
The Doors were like a musical well running dry after “Paris Blues.” But lo and behold, they’ve found a way to make fans break open their piggy banks yet again with “The Doors – Live At The Matrix 1967: The Original Masters.”
Rhino, the renowned record label is releasing The Doors’ iconic 1968 “Golden Album,” originally a treasure reserved only for Japanese fans.
Record Store Day has had many collaborations in the past with The Doors. The Doors release a mini record player accompanied by three classic singles.
My love for Love came by accident. On a whim, I bought the greatest hit of Love and was walloped by the music. The Doors… Read More »Love: Expressions Tell Everything 7″ Single Box Set
Doors fans got an early Christmas present this year with a newly released song. The unsalvageable “Paris Blues” surfaced this year as a brand-new polished song.
The Doors are releasing the fabled studio outtake “Paris Blues” as the title track to a new blues-themed compilation coming out on vinyl for Record Store Day.
Bob Batchelor presents Roadhouse Blues: Morrison, the Doors, and Death Days of the Sixties, an enthralling, epic tale of one of rock’s most significant periods.
Rick Reuben in conversation with Love’s lead guitarist Johnny Echols about the intense turmoil surrounding the recording of Forever Changes.
That question has haunted Jeff Finn since 1985 when he first researched the infamous vocalist and lyricist of the legendary 1960s rock band, The Doors. Finn is the writer, director and narrator of Before the End: Searching for Jim Morrison, a forthcoming limited film series that rips the hinges off Morrison’s purported official story. Indie film production company Z-Machine has released a new extended preview of this hard-boiled but empathic documystery. What If everything we think we know about Jim Morrison is wrong?
I am really pumped for the 50th Anniversary of the L.A. Woman special collection. I own The Doors LA Woman: The Workshop Sessions (2012). This is a welcome extension to that release. 2021 is a big year for The Doors with a lot of new material coming out from Robby Kreiger’s first book and the complete writings of Jim Morrison. Unfortunately, it is also the anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death. There is a lot to celebrate. 1971 marked a turbulent time for Jim Morrison personally with his trouble with the law. Contractually the band owed Elektra Records one more record and boy did it payback in spades. For the next 50 years, “Love Her Madly,” “Riders On The Storm,” and “L.A. Woman” would grace the airwaves. Nobody knew at the time that this was their swan song. Maybe Jim Morrison had an inkling it was his last record but did not share that information with anybody including the band.
At long last Robby Krieger has written his first book that Doors’ fans will fall in love with. He is of the last three surviving band members after the death of Jim Morrison kept his silence from book form. Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar With the Doors with a little help from Jeff Alulis brings to the forefront an added view of perhaps the greatest band from the 60s. The legend of Jim Morrison has grown in 50 years and still keeps growing. I think we can put to rest that Jim Morrison is not alive. All the literature and music out there sustain Jim and the rest of the group alive for many generations to follow.
It was 50 years ago that Jim Morrison died. Morrison’s death is still shrouded in mystery. His legend grew 9 years later with the release of No One Here Gets Out Alive by Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugerman and The Doors’ Greatest Hits album in 1980. The celebration of the Lizard King still continues as The Collected Works of Jim Morrison was released this month.
This year marks 50 years since the passing of Jim Morrison. Jim took the route of stardom as the singer of The Doors. He always fancied himself as a poet and wanted to be taken seriously in that craft. The Lords and the New Creatures, Morrison’s first book, was published in 1970 and was considered pretentious at best. His Dionysus complex made him a drunkard buffoon in the eyes of the literary world. Doors fans on the other hand consider his poetic material differently. Morrison is getting the royal treatment with a definite anthology of all his writing. For the first time, unpublished material will be released to the public. The Collected Works of Jim Morrison is an almost 600-page anthology of the writings that promises to please all fans of Jim Morrison.