In his first book ever, legendary Doors guitarist, Robby Krieger, one of Rolling Stone´s "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," opens up about The Doors´ meteoric career, his own darkest moments, and the most famous black eye in rock ´n´ roll
´An attempt to retell an oft-told tale, this time informed by a desire to suck the hot air out of the more inflated earlier versions . . . this late-arriving history is perhaps the most reliable, and certainly the most entertaining, of all´ Guardian
Few bands are as shrouded in the murky haze of rock mythology as The Doors, and parsing fact from fiction has been a virtually impossible task. But now, after fifty years, The Doors´ notoriously quiet guitarist is finally breaking his silence to set the record straight.
Through a series of vignettes, Robby 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; and the many concert venues that erupted into historic riots. Both a time capsule of the 1960s counterculture and a moving reflection on what it means to find oneself as a musician, Set the Night on Fire is a must-read for Doors fans and an essential volume of American pop.
´The very best . . . A well-told classic tale´ Mojo
´Eschewing mythologising for unvarnished, often amusing memories, this is a book that Doors fans will love madly´ Classic Rock Magazine