AP: The band wasn't on the same destructive path as Jim, so were you guys concerned?
Densmore: That was my cross to bear. I mean I found my path in music and I was being creative and was in a band with a self-destructive kamikaze Dionysus drunk and it was hard but I couldn't give it up because I knew that it was magic and I knew there was a big elephant in the room and I lobbied for about a year to get off the road, because in a studio you can stop. In front of 10,000 people you can't.
AP: There was controversy when you performed, most notably the Miami arrest.
Densmore: Jim did not expose himself at Miami, OK? He was drunk that night and very political and it was a mess musically but it was theatrical. At the time the country was polarized into for and against the Vietnam War... I think they wanted to get those grubby rock n' rollers. Those anti-establishment kids.
AP: What was special about seeing The Doors perform live?
Densmore: It was dynamic. If you get real dramatic and fortissimo and loud, then soft... We'd play 'Light My Fire,' and everybody would be dancing. Then we'd play 'The End,' and everybody would file out, quietly.
AP: What are you most proud of?
Densmore: I'm very proud that we broke the three-minute barrier with 'Light My Fire,' and 'The End.' 'When the Music's Over' is one of my ultimate favorites.