The Doors’ Robby Krieger Publishes Autobiography


Out today (October 12th), is Robby Krieger's long-awaited autobiography, Set The Night On Fire: Living, Dying, And Playing Guitar With The Doors, via the ‎Little, Brown and Company imprint. The book, which was co-authored by Jeff Aluis, touches on such iconic Doors moments such Jim Morrison's arrests in New Haven and Miami, and the various sessions for the band's six albums with him fronting the band.

According to the official announcement, "Krieger also goes into heartbreaking detail about his life’s most difficult struggles, ranging from drug addiction, to his twin brother’s mental breakdown, to his own battle with cancer. Counterbalancing the sorrow are humorous anecdotes about run-ins with unstable fans, famous musicians, and one really angry monk."

Robby Krieger told us he looks back to his time with the Doors with both joy and regret: ["There's one drawback in being the youngest guy in the group, is it's hard to tell guys what to do or not to do. I wish I had said something more to Jim about his whole self-destructive attitude. Today, it's a lot easier, because you (sic) got rehabs, and stuff like that. But, back then, that was unheard of. Especially in the '60s, it was, like, 'Yeah, do your thing, man and everything's cool' — (laughs) y'know?"] SOUNDCUE (:27 OC: . . .  everything's cool — (laughs) y'know)

Robby Krieger On Helping Jim Morrison :