When You’re Strange: A Film about The Doors

Interview with Robby Krieger

Robby Krieger, guitarist for The Doors, talked to PBS at this year’s SXSW festival about AMERICAN MASTERS When You’re Strange, the first feature film about The Doors, premiering Wednesday, May 12, at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings).

Krieger talks about the use of previously unseen archival footage in the film, Doors fan Johnny Depp as the narrator, and his own inspiration for creating music.  As the key songwriter for The Doors, Krieger penned some of their biggest hits – notably their mesmerizing #1 hit, “Light My Fire.”  Krieger is listed among Rolling Stone‘s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”

Note: This video clip includes a reference to illegal drug use.