When You’re Strange: A Film about The Doors

Interview with John Densmore

John Densmore, the drummer for The Doors, talks to PBS about AMERICAN MASTERS When You’re Strange, the first feature documentary about The Doors.  The film is directed by Tom DiCillo and narrated by Johnny Depp. Densmore discusses the documentary’s opening sequence featuring Jim Morrison’s rarely seen original film “HWY: An American Pastoral,” and the different path he has taken as a rock star.

Densmore’s autobiography, Riders on the Storm: My Life With Jim Morrison and The Doors, was published in 1991 and was a New York Times bestseller.  He joined Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger for The Doors induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.

AMERICAN MASTERS When You’re Strange, a film about The Doors premieres Wednesday May 12, 2010 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings).