Before he met Jim Morrison, before he jammed with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger on 'Little Red Rooster', or read the lyrics to 'Break on Through', John Densmore took LSD. It was his first glimpse of the abyss. But it wouldn't compare to the dark path he would take as drummer of the "Doors."
'Riders on the Storm' is the first account of this seminal rock band by one of its members. John Densmore remembers how the music grew, but he cannot forget the way Jim Morrison tore himself - and the band - apart and in this frank and unsparing book he wrestles with the demons that have haunted him since Morrison's death in 1971. This search for the truth behind the myth that the "Doors" have become is a rare look into the heart of Rock and Roll.