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Set the Night on Fire

Living, Dying and Playing Guitar with the Doors

Robby Krieger

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Little Brown
12 October 2021
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 is finally breaking his silence to set the record straight.

Through a series of vignettes, Robby takes readers back to where it all happened: the pawn shop 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; and the many concert venues that erupted into historic riots.

Robby also goes into heartbreaking detail about his life's most difficult struggles, ranging from drug addiction to cancer, but he balances out the sorrow with 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 1960s counterculture and a moving reflection on what it means to find oneself as a musician. It's not only a must-read for Doors fans, but an essential volume of American pop culture history.
By:   Robby Krieger
Imprint:   Little Brown
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   540g
ISBN:   9781474624183
ISBN 10:   1474624189
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   12 October 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

ROBBY KRIEGER is the guitarist for the legendary rock band The Doors and the songwriter behind some of the band's biggest hits, including Love Me Two Times, Touch Me, Love Her Madly, and their #1 smash, Light My Fire. The Doors have sold over a hundred million albums worldwide, inspired a major feature film, been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Grammy , and been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Robby, meanwhile, has also become a Grammy -nominated solo artist, and was listed among the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone. He is also an accomplished painter and the co-founder of the annual Medlock-Krieger Rock & Roll Golf Classic & All-Star Concert. JEFF ALULIS is the co-author of the New York Times best-seller NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories. He has directed several award-winning music-based documentaries, he has toured as the vocalist for seminal punk bands Dead Kennedys and Reagan Youth, and he documents his world travels at TrueAdventureStories.com.

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