The Doors’ Robby Krieger Announces Memoir ‘Set The Night On Fire’
The memoir boasts never-before-heard stories from Krieger's time with The Doors and more.
The Doors guitarist announced a memoir, Set The Night On Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar with The Doors. What is sure to be one of the most highly anticipated biographies off 2021 is set to arrive on October 12 via Little, Brown and Company.
New York Times best-selling author Jeff Alulis penned Set The Night on Fire. Press materials regarding the biography detailed the book as follows: “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, Robby Krieger, is ready to set the record straight. Krieger opens up about the band’s meteoric career, his own darkest moments, and the most famous black eye in rock ’n’ roll.
The press release further detailed Set The Night On Fire. Read the summary below:
Through a series of vignettes, Krieger takes readers back to where it all happened: the pawnshop 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; the empty bars and backyard parties where The Doors played their first awkward gigs; the studios where their iconic songs were recorded; and the many venues where concerts erupted into historic riots. Set The Night On Fire is packed with never-before-told stories from The Doors’ vital years, and offers a fresh perspective on infamous moments in the band’s career.
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.
Set The Night On Fire is at once an insightful time capsule of ’60s counterculture, a moving reflection on what it means to find oneself a musician, and a touching tale of a life lived nontraditionally. It’s not only a must-read for Doors fans but an essential volume of American pop culture history.
Head here to pre-order Set The Night On Fire.