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Tuesday
Feb052013

The Doors' John Densmore Says New Book Will Include "a Healing Statement" About Ex-Band Mates

Hilsinger-Mendelson PRDoors drummer John Densmore recently announced that he'll be publishing a new book titled The Doors: Unhinged in April that will delve into his legal battles with former band mates Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger.  Media sources describing the book have mentioned how the lawsuits led to an ongoing feud between Densmore and his fellow surviving Doors members, but the 68-yar-old musician now has posted a message on his official Facebook page clarifying some of the details about that aspect of his memoir.

"Recent Google alerts said my new book will expose the feud between the band members," he writes.  "May I re-phrase... Yes, it will trace the struggle [late singer] Jim [Morrison]'s estate & I went through to preserve the name The Doors, but at the end will have a healing statement of my caring for my musical brothers."

As previously reported, a recently issued press release about The Doors: Unhinged revealed that the book will discuss how Densmore "weathered betrayals by his 'musical family,' character assassinations and the rising fear that he would lose everything in his efforts to stand up for what he believed in."  The drummer, along with Morrison's estate, went to court to stop The Doors' music from being used in commercial endorsements and to block Manzarek and Krieger from incorporating the band's name into their own side group.

Densmore is self-publishing The Doors: Unhinged using Amazon.com's CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing platforms.  The book will be released on April 17.

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