Doors Guitarist Robby Krieger Gets to the Truth of Rock’s Most Mythologized Band with New Memoir

Set the Night on Fire is always warm, often funny, and frequently revelatory, as Krieger reframes crucial moments in the group’s story and opens up about his own battles with addiction and cancer

When legend becomes fact, the old saying goes, print the legend. That’s certainly the case when considering The Doors. Few bands in rock history have become so shrouded in myth, speculation and outright lies. It’s a dubious distinction they’ve endured for more than half a century. The murky circumstances of Jim Morrison’s death in 1971 provided ample opportunity for conspiracy theorists and so-called historians to provide their own unique takes on “what really happened.”

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