Rock Is Dead

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This article is about The Doors' song recorded in 1969 and released in 1996. For other uses, see Rock Is Dead (disambiguation).
"Rock Is Dead"
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"Rock Is Dead" cover
Song by The Doors from the album Without a Safety Net
Released October 28, 1997 (1997-10-28)
Recorded Elektra Studios,
Los Angeles
February 25th, 1969
Genre Blues rock, Progressive rock, Improvisational music
Length 1:00:00 (Full session)
16:41 (Edited version)
Label Elektra
Writer Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore
Producer Bruce Botnick & The Doors

"Rock Is Dead" is a song by The Doors, which was recorded February 25th, 1969 at Elektra Studios.[1] It was edited for a release in 1996[citation needed] and was released for the first time on the compilation box set The Doors: Box Set


The song came out of a jam session The Doors did February the 25th, after eating dinner at a Mexican bar.[2] For exactly one hour this jam session was held, and remained unreleased until 1997. The song was recorded 3 months before the Soft Parade sessions ended.