Former ' star John Densmore desperately wanted to save his tragic bandmate Jim Morrison before he went too far - but was locked out from his inner circle of friends and enablers. Morrison died in a Paris, France hotel room in 1971 after years of drug and alcohol abuse, and Densmore admits it pained him to watch his friend spiral into a self-destructive hell.
The drummer tried his best to warn Morrison of the fate that awaited him if he didn't change his ways, but, by the time Morrison moved to France, he could no longer reach him. Promoting new Tom DiCillo Doors' documentary "When You're Strange", Densmore says, "No one could get to him. It was like Elvis [Presley]. In fact, Jerry Scheff - the bass player for Elvis, who did 'L.A. Woman' with The Doors - said he was friends with and she wanted to do a movie with Elvis and he told Elvis it would be a great idea, but she never got through his people to talk to him about it."