Interview: The Doors’ John Densmore Talks Eddie Vedder, Jim Morrison & More

On Valentine’s Day, I had the pleasure to speak with John Densmore, legendary drummer of The Doors, alongside my father Joe, a lifelong Doors fanatic. John had been embroiled in legal turmoil for the better part of the decade with the other surviving members of The Doors in the name of maintaining the integrity of the band’s discography; his book The Doors: Unhinged is a great read that recounts all the gritty details in the courtroom with a dash of humor and lots of sage-like insight.

Hey John, to start off, will you be taking your solo project, Tribal Jazz, to the east coast after the snow thaws? 

Tribal Jazz is kind of on the shelf right now. It will resurface… I don’t know. It could be a year.

I see the shows have been delayed, but are there any developments on getting together and performing with Robby Krieger? Is that something that will happen this year? 

Yeah, I really hope so. You know, its hard corralling famous musicians together, one night in one city.

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