John Densmore Discusses The Doors Unhinged November 2, 2023 -All Saints Episcopal Church Pasadena

Thursday, November 2, 2023

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena , CA, 91101

John Densmore, With Fred Armisen, Discusses The Doors Unhinged Thursday November 2, 2023 -
All Saints Episcopal Church In Pasadena 7-8PM

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John Densmore, With Fred Armisen, Discusses The Doors Unhinged Thursday November 2, 2023 
All Saints Episcopal Church In Pasadena 7-8PM

In THE DOORS: UNHINGED, NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR and legendary Doors drummer John Densmore offers a powerful exploration of the "greed gene"--that part of the human psyche that propels us toward the accumulation of more and more wealth, even at the expense of our principles, friendships, and the well-being of society. This is the gripping account of the legal battle to control The Doors' artistic destiny. In it, Densmore looks at the conflict between his bandmates and him as they fought over the right to use The Doors' name, revealing the ways in which this struggle mirrored and reflected a much larger societal issue: that no amount of money seems to be enough for even the wealthiest people.

In recent years, artists ranging from Bob Dylan to Stevie Nicks have sold their songs or recording rights for astronomical amounts of money--Bruce Springsteen did so to the tune of a reported $500+ million. Conversely, Patti Smith wrote in Just Kids: "We feared that the music which had given us sustenance was in danger of spiritual starvation. We feared it losing its sense of purpose, we feared it falling into fattened hands."

The Doors continue to attract new generations of fans, with more than one hundred million albums sold worldwide and counting, and nearly twenty million followers to the band's social media accounts. As such, Densmore occupies a rarified space in popular culture. He's beloved by artists across the decades for his fierce, uncompromising dedication to art. His writing consistently earns accolades and has appeared in a range of publications such as the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone. As his friend and American novelist Tom Robbins recently advised him, "If you keep writing like this, I'll have to get a drum set." (Akashic Books)

This ticketed event will take place at All Saints Church located at 132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena.

Tickets include one signed copy of The Doors Unhinged, which will be handed out at check-in. Books will be pre-signed so a book signing will NOT follow the conversation.

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132 North Euclid Avenue
Pasadena , CA

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