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Posted: February 12, 2013

The Doors’ John Densmore at Bull Moose

Written by: Shannon Bryan - mainetoday.com editor - sbryan@mainetoday.com

John Densmore, The Doors, announces book signing at Scarborough Bull Moose on Record Store Day

SCARBOROUGH, Maine – John Densmore, former drummer with The Doors and author of the New York Times bestseller Riders on the Storm, is embarking upon a book signing tour for his second book, The Doors: Unhinged, detailing his court case against fellow former band members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger. His first stop on this cross-country tour will be at the Scarborough Bull Moose, 456 Payne Rd, on Record Store Day, Saturday, April 20 at 2pm. The Doors: Unhinged comes out on April 17 through CreateSpace and Kindle Direct publishing. The book signing is free and open to the public but capacity is limited.

John Densmore said, “I’m excited to do a book tour at record stores, because these indies love music!  And my new book, The Doors: Unhinged, is about having integrity in regards to music, and these store owners are very passionate about their product… they care.” With previously unreleased photos of Jim Morrison, the band, the Morrison family, and the author himself, Densmore’s second book is a touching, humorous, and often beautiful account of one unlikely hero’s fight to stand up for the spirit of music in the face of greed. The book takes fans into the Los Angeles courtroom where Densmore spent three summer months weathering betrayals by his “musical family,” character assassinations, and the rising fear that he would lose everything in his efforts to stand up for what he believed in. The process of litigation consumed Densmore’s life for more than five years.

“Personally, as a fan, I’m really excited that John Densmore decided to begin his book tour at the Scarborough Bull Moose. Speaking on behalf of Bull Moose, it’s an honor,” said Chris Brown from Bull Moose. “One reason indie stores like Bull Moose are thriving is because, like John, we carefully guard our integrity. Although he may not have meant to, John Densmore has written the most important business book since ‘Who Moved My Cheese.’”

The concept for Record Store Day originated with Bull Moose employee Chris Brown; 2013 is the 6th year for this annual celebration of independent record stores across the globe. Record Store Day highlights the important role independent music stores play in their communities. It has become a highly anticipated event by independent musicians as well as industry giants, all of whom seize the day to release special editions, archival recordings, and other collectables.

For additional information about Record Store Day activities, visit Bull Moose’s website or Facebook page.

For more information about Record Store Day, visit recordstoreday.com.

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