The must-see Doors film, Feast of Friends, releases on Tuesday, November 11th. The film was shot in 1968 and was previously only ever seen at a few film festivals. It was never fully completed due to abrupt funding cuts after the band's political problems stemming from Jim's arrest in Miami.
Released by Eagle Rock Entertainment and Doors Property, LLC, the film provides a stylistic approach in true 60's cinéma vérité style of The Doors on the road during their summer '68 tour. The film is comprised of concert performances which are intercut with fly-on-the-wall footage of playful, sensitive, chaotic and touching moments with the band.
Completely restored from the original negative, as supervised by Jim Morrison, the film has been color-corrected and mastered in high definition with the soundtrack totally remixed and remastered by long-time Doors co-producer/engineer Bruce Botnick.
Watch the Feast of Friends trailer:
The Doors were also honored this week in Los Angeles with the "Inspiration Award" from England's Classic Rock magazine. The honor celebrates artists who have influenced others and left a lasting legacy on the world of rock and beyond. The Classic Rock Awards were hosted by Sammy Hagar and featured appearances by Gregg Allman, Ozzy Osbourne, Jeff Lynne, Billy Gibbons, Brian May, Eric Burdon, Joe Elliott, Dave Mustaine, Zack Wylde and more.
Longtime Doors fan, Henry Rollins presented the award to John Densmore who proclaimed, "When we started, I was hoping to pay the rent for 10 years. I got a touch of grey, and it's alright. Thank you!"