John Densmore is an original and founding member of The Doors. In 1993, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and since then, he has earned a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition to his bestselling book, Riders on the Storm, his writing has also been featured in the Los AngelesTimes, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Nation, and Chicago Tribune, among others. He lives in Los Angeles.
A Best Classic Bands' "Best Music Book of the Year"
"[It's] fascinating it is to read this veteran musician's thoughts... these reflections should strike a resonant chord in any aficionado of the arts."--All About That Jazz
"A joyful history lesson for music geeks."--SPIN
I really enjoyed getting John's unique and insightful view of such an eclectic group of inspiring people.--BonnieRaitt, musician and activist
John Densmore has the heart of a seeker. Always aiming, not for the sparrow, but for the eye of the sparrow in his search for meaning. His compass took him straight to the core of the moment and of the people he was drawn to by his uncanny ability to divine wisdom throughout his fairly frenzied life. It is reaffirming and gratifying to those of us who shared some of the same friends to revisit those unique and original souls.--OliviaHarrison, author of George Harrison: Living in the Material World
John Densmore wrote this book about great artists he's known in the same fashion that he plays drums and lives his life. He understands and demonstrates the value of both silence and sound, space and statement. All the while, he brings us backstage to the parties and personalities that have inspired greatness and been cautionary tales of excess. He proves that it's never too late to grow and these are teachable moments from the life of a master.--JohnDoe of X, and co-author of Under the Big Black Sun and More Fun inthe New World