NEW JIM MORRISON DOC IN THE WORKS
A new Jim Morrison documentary is currently in production. The still-unnamed film will be headed up by the Gunpowder & Sky production company in partnership with the Jim Morrison Estate, JAM Inc. and Jeff Pollack of FourScore Entertainment. The Wrap reported, “(The film) will feature newly unearthed personal diaries, home movies and more from Morrison’s short but storied life.” No director has been attached to the project.
Van Toffler, CEO of Gunpowder & Sky said in a statement: “Ever since the day my big bro brought home The Soft Parade by the Doors, I was equally enraptured and scared by the prescient and sometimes haunting lyrics of Jim Morrison. He had such a wonderfully unique and fearless approach to it all, and as Jim said: ‘One shouldn’t take life so seriously, no one gets out alive anyway.’”
In 1968, while the Doors were on tour in Europe, Jim Morrison spoke about the type of music he’d like to see the band tackle: “I’d like to do a song, or a piece of music that’s just a pure expression of joy. Like, a celebration of existence. Y’know, the coming of spring, or, like, the sun rising, or something like that. Just pure unbounded joy, y’know? I don’t really think we’ve done that yet.”
This past July 3rd marked the 50th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death.
ROBBY KRIEGER PUBLISHING AUTOBIOGRAPHY
On October 12th, the Doors‘ co-founding guitarist Robby Krieger will publish his autobiography, Set The Night On Fire: Living, Dying, And Playing Guitar With The Doors, via the Little, Brown and Company imprint. Outline.com posted the book, which is being co-authored by Jeff Aluis, will touch 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 Morrison 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.” (Outline.com)
Although the hero worship of Jim Morrison is still going strong 50 years after his death, Robby Krieger’s songs for the band also continue to live on: “‘Love Me Two Times’ was I believe the second song I wrote — ‘Light My Fire’ being the first — and the idea sort of was, you go on the road or something and you’re not gonna see your girlfriend or wife for a while, y’know? So, ‘Love Me Two Times.’ It could have been about Vietnam (a) veteran going off to war and he’s not going to see his girlfriend for a while.”