The Doors' Robby Krieger Plans Memoir

'Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar with The Doors'
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Robby Krieger, guitarist for The Doors, will become the third and final surviving member of the group to release a memoir.

Set the Night on Fire: Living, Dying and Playing Guitar with The Doors, published by Little, Brown and Co. on Oct. 12, will showcase Krieger's perspective on his life and career, in and out of one of the most celebrated groups of the '60s. "Through a series of vignettes," reads the publisher's description, "Krieger takes readers back to where it all happened: the pawn shop 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 concert venues that erupted into historic riots."

The book additionally promises "heartbreaking detail about his life’s most difficult struggles, ranging from drug addiction to cancer" as well as "humorous anecdotes about run-ins with unstable fans, famous musicians, and one really angry monk."

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The publication of Set the Night on Fire will complete an unofficial triptych of Doors memoirs. In the decades after frontman Jim Morrison's passing, the remaining members have told their story in print: drummer John Densmore wrote his - Riders on the Storm: My Life with Jim Morrison and The Doors - in 1990, while 1999 saw the publication of keyboardist Ray Manzarek's Light My Fire: My Life with The Doors. (Densmore has since written two other books tied to his time with the band: 2013's The Doors Unhinged chronicled legal battles between the surviving members, and last year's The Seekers was a treatise on creativity, inspired by Densmore's friendships and interactions with fellow artists.)

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