The Info List - Henry Rollins

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Henry Lawrence Garfield (born February 13, 1961), better known by his stage name Henry Rollins, is an American musician, actor, writer, television and radio host, and comedian.[1][2][3] He hosts a weekly radio show on KCRW, and is a regular columnist for Rolling Stone Australia and was a regular columnist for LA Weekly.[4] After performing in the short-lived Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
band State of Alert in 1980, Rollins fronted the California hardcore punk band Black Flag from August 1981 until mid-1986. Following the band's breakup, Rollins established the record label and publishing company 2.13.61 to release his spoken word albums, and formed the Rollins Band, which toured with a number of lineups from 1987 until 2003, and during 2006. Since Black Flag disbanded, Rollins has hosted numerous radio shows, such as Harmony in My Head on Indie 103, and television shows such as The Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins
Show, MTV's 120 Minutes, and Jackass. He had recurring dramatic roles in the second season of Sons of Anarchy, in the final seasons of the animated series The Legend of Korra
The Legend of Korra
as Zaheer, and has also had roles in several films. Rollins has campaigned for various political causes in the United States, including promoting LGBT rights, World Hunger Relief, the West Memphis Three and an end to war in particular. As of 2013, Rollins became the host of the educational history television series 10 Things You Don't Know About, joining the show for its second and third seasons.


1 Early and personal life 2 Music career

2.1 State of Alert 2.2 Black Flag 2.3 Rollins Band
Rollins Band
and solo releases 2.4 Musical style 2.5 As producer

3 Joe Cole Murder, 1991 4 Media work

4.1 Television 4.2 Radio 4.3 Film 4.4 Books and audiobooks 4.5 Online journalism 4.6 Spoken word 4.7 Video games

5 Campaigning and activism 6 Works

6.1 Musical releases

6.1.1 With State of Alert 6.1.2 With Black Flag 6.1.3 Solo 6.1.4 With Rollins Band 6.1.5 With Wartime

6.2 Spoken word 6.3 Spoken word videos 6.4 Audio books 6.5 Guest appearances and collaborations 6.6 Essays

7 See also 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External links

Early and personal life[edit] Rollins was born in Washington, D.C., the only child of Iris and Paul Garfield.[5][6][7][8] Rollins is of Jewish
ancestry through his father. His great-grandfather Henry Luban (born Henach Luban) fled from the East Latvian town of Rēzekne, then part of the Russian Empire, into the United States.[9] When he was three years old, his parents divorced and he was raised by his mother in Glover Park, an affluent neighborhood of Washington.[5][10][11][12] As a child and teenager, Rollins was sexually assaulted.[13] He suffered from depression and low self-esteem.[14] In the fourth grade, he was diagnosed with hyperactivity and took Ritalin for several years so that he could focus during school. He attended The Bullis School, then an all-male preparatory school in Potomac, Maryland
Potomac, Maryland
[5]. According to Rollins, the Bullis School helped him to develop a sense of discipline and a strong work ethic.[14] It was at Bullis that he began writing.[12] In 1987, Rollins said he had not seen his father since he was 18.[6] Rollins does not have religious or spiritual beliefs, but he does not consider himself an atheist.[15] He has mostly avoided recreational drugs throughout his life, including alcohol.[16][17] Rollins is childless by choice.[18] Music career[edit] State of Alert[edit] Main article: State of Alert After high school, Rollins attended American University
American University
in Washington D.C. for one semester, but dropped out in December 1979.[6][19] He began working minimum-wage jobs, including a job as a courier for kidney samples at the National Institutes of Health.[20] Rollins developed an interest in punk rock after he and his friend Ian MacKaye procured a copy of The Ramones's eponymous debut album; he later described it as "akin to shooting heroin." From 1979 to 1980, Rollins was working as a roadie for Washington bands, including Teen Idles. When the band's singer Nathan Strejcek failed to appear for practice sessions, Rollins convinced the Teen Idles
Teen Idles
to let him sing. Word of Rollins's ability spread around the punk rock scene in Washington; Bad Brains singer H.R.
would sometimes get Rollins on stage to sing with him.[21] In 1980, the Washington punk band the Extorts lost their frontman Lyle Preslar to Minor Threat. Rollins joined the others of the band to form State of Alert (S.O.A.), and became its frontman and vocalist. He put words to the band's five songs and wrote several more. S.O.A. recorded their sole EP, No Policy, and released it in 1981 on MacKaye's Dischord Records.[22] S.O.A. disbanded after a total of a dozen concerts and one EP. Rollins had enjoyed being the band's frontman, and had earned a reputation for fighting in shows. He later said, "I was like nineteen and a young man all full of steam and loved to get in the dust-ups." By this time, Rollins had become the assistant manager of the Georgetown Häagen-Dazs
ice cream store; his steady employment had helped to finance the S.O.A. EP.[23] Black Flag[edit] Main article: Black Flag (band) In 1980, a friend gave Rollins and MacKaye a copy of Black Flag's Nervous Breakdown EP. Rollins soon became a fan of the band, exchanging letters with bassist Chuck Dukowski
Chuck Dukowski
and later inviting the band to stay in his parents' home when Black Flag toured the East Coast in December 1980.[24] When Black Flag returned to the East Coast in 1981, Rollins attended as many of their concerts as he could. At an impromptu show in a New York bar, Black Flag's vocalist Dez Cadena allowed Rollins to sing "Clocked In", a song Rollins had asked the band to play in light of the fact that he had to drive back to Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
to begin work.[25] Unbeknownst to Rollins, Cadena wanted to switch to guitar, and the band was looking for a new vocalist.[25] The band was impressed with Rollins' singing and stage demeanor, and the next day, after a semi-formal audition at Tu Casa Studio in New York City, they asked him to become their permanent vocalist. Despite some doubts, he accepted, in part because of MacKaye's encouragement. His high level of energy and intense personality suited the band's style, but Rollins' diverse tastes in music were a key factor in his being selected as singer; Black Flag's founder Greg Ginn
Greg Ginn
was growing restless creatively and wanted a singer who was willing to move beyond simple, three-chord punk.[26]

The band's logo was created by artist Raymond Pettibon

After joining Black Flag in 1981, Rollins quit his job at Häagen-Dazs, sold his car, and moved to Los Angeles. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Rollins got the Black Flag logo tattooed on his left biceps[20] and also on the back of his neck, chose the stage name of Rollins, a surname he and MacKaye had used as teenagers.[26] Rollins played his first show with Black Flag on August 21, 1981 at Cuckoo's Nest in Costa Mesa, California.[27] Rollins was in a different environment in Los Angeles; the police soon realized he was a member of Black Flag, and he was hassled as a result. Rollins later said: "That really scared me. It freaked me out that an adult would do that. [...] My little eyes were opened big time."[28] Before concerts, as the others of the band tuned up, Rollins would stride about the stage dressed only in a pair of black shorts, grinding his teeth; to focus before the show, he would squeeze a pool ball.[29] His stage persona impressed several critics; after a 1982 show in Anacortes, Washington, Sub Pop critic Calvin Johnson wrote: "Henry was incredible. Pacing back and forth, lunging, lurching, growling; it was all real, the most intense emotional experiences I have ever seen."[30] By 1983, Rollins' stage persona was increasingly alienating him from the rest of Black Flag. During a show in England, Rollins assaulted a member of the audience who attacked Ginn; Ginn later scolded Rollins, calling him a "macho asshole".[31] A legal dispute with Unicorn Records held up further Black Flag releases until 1984, and Ginn was slowing the band's tempo down so that they would remain innovative. In August 1983, guitarist Dez Cadena
Dez Cadena
had left the band; a stalemate lingered between Dukowski and Ginn, who wanted Dukowski to leave, before Ginn fired Dukowski outright.[32] 1984's heavy metal music-influenced My War
My War
featured Rollins screaming and wailing throughout many of the songs; the band's members also grew their hair to confuse the band's hardcore punk audience.[33] Black Flag's change in musical style and appearance alienated many of their original fans, who focused their displeasure on Rollins by punching him in the mouth, stabbing him with pens, or scratching him with their nails, among other methods. He often fought back, dragging audience members on stage and assaulting them. During a Black Flag concert, Rollins repeatedly punched a fan in the face who had continuously reached for his microphone.[34] Rollins became increasingly alienated from the audience; in his tour diary, Rollins wrote "When they spit at me, when they grab at me, they aren't hurting me. When I push out and mangle the flesh of another, it's falling so short of what I really want to do to them."[35] During the Unicorn legal dispute, Rollins had started a weight-lifting program, and by their 1984 tours, he had become visibly well-built; journalist Michael Azerrad later commented that "his powerful physique was a metaphor for the impregnable emotional shield he was developing around himself."[33] Rollins has since replied that "no, the training was just basically a way to push myself."[36] Rollins Band
Rollins Band
and solo releases[edit] Main article: Rollins Band

Rollins performing with the Rollins Band
Rollins Band
in 1993

Before Black Flag disbanded in August 1986, Rollins had already toured as a solo spoken word artist.[37] He released two solo records in 1987, Hot Animal Machine, a collaboration with guitarist Chris Haskett, and Drive by Shooting, recorded as "Henrietta Collins and the Wifebeating Childhaters";[38] Rollins also released his second spoken word album, Big Ugly Mouth
Big Ugly Mouth
in the same year. Along with Haskett, Rollins soon added Andrew Weiss and Sim Cain, both former members of Ginn's side-project Gone, and called the new group Rollins Band. The band toured relentlessly,[39] and their 1987 debut album, Life Time, was quickly followed by the outtakes and live collection Do It. The band continued to tour throughout 1988; in 1989 another Rollins Band album, Hard Volume
Hard Volume
was released.[40] Another live album, Turned On, and another spoken word release, Live at McCabe's, followed in 1990. In 1991, the Rollins Band
Rollins Band
signed a distribution deal with Imago Records and appeared at the Lollapalooza
festival; both improved the band's presence. However, in December 1991, Rollins and his best friend Joe Cole were accosted by two armed robbers outside Rollins's home. Cole was murdered by a gunshot to the head, Rollins escaped without injury but police suspected him in the murder and detained him for ten hours.[41] Although traumatized by Cole's death, as chronicled in his book Now Watch Him Die, Rollins continued to release new material; the spoken-word album Human Butt appeared in 1992 on his own record label, 2.13.61. The Rollins Band
Rollins Band
released The End of Silence, Rollins's first charting album.[40] The following year, Rollins released a spoken-word double album, The Boxed Life.[42] The Rollins Band
Rollins Band
embarked upon the End of Silence tour; bassist Weiss was fired towards its end and replaced by funk and jazz bassist Melvin Gibbs. According to critic Steve Huey, 1994 was Rollins's "breakout year".[40] The Rollins Band
Rollins Band
appeared at Woodstock 94 and released Weight, which ranked on the Billboard Top 40. Rollins released Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag, a double-disc set of him reading from his Black Flag tour diary of the same name; he won the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Recording
Best Spoken Word Recording
as a result. Rollins was named 1994's "Man of the Year" by the American men's magazine Details and became a contributing columnist to the magazine. With the increased exposure, Rollins made several appearances on American music channels MTV and VH1
around this time, and made his Hollywood film debut in 1994 in The Chase playing a police officer.[43] In 1995, the Rollins Band's record label, Imago Records, declared itself bankrupt. Rollins began focusing on his spoken word career. He released Everything, a recording of a chapter of his book Eye Scream with free jazz backing, in 1996. He continued to appear in various films, including Heat, Johnny Mnemonic and Lost Highway. The Rollins Band signed to Dreamworks Records
Dreamworks Records
in 1997 and soon released Come in and Burn, but it did not receive as much critical acclaim as their previous material. Rollins continued to release spoken-word book readings, releasing Black Coffee Blues
Black Coffee Blues
in the same year. In 1998, Rollins released Think Tank, his first set of non-book-related spoken material in five years. By 1998, Rollins felt that the relationship with his backing band had run its course, and the line-up disbanded. He had produced a Los Angeles hard rock band called Mother Superior, and invited them to form a new incarnation of the Rollins Band. Their first album, Get Some Go Again, was released two years later. The Rollins Band
Rollins Band
released several more albums, including 2001's Nice and 2003's Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three. After 2003, the band became inactive as Rollins focused on radio and television work. During a 2006 appearance on Tom Green Live!, Rollins stated that he "may never do music again",[44] a feeling which he reiterated in 2011 when talking to Trebuchet magazine.[45] In an interview with Culture Brats, Rollins admitted he had sworn off music for good – "... and I must say that I miss it every day. I just don't know honestly what I could do with it that's different."[46] In 2014, Rollins admitted a disdain for rehashing old music for the sake of it - "I don’t want to play old music. To me, it is fighting battles that are already over and calling yourself a warrior. For me, I see no courage or adventure in doing the old thing over again. If others want to, that’s for them. For myself, I have to move on. Life is too short to live in the past. There is a lot to be done."[47] On the same topic, Rollins more recently said in 2016 "For me, music was a time and a place. I never really enjoyed being in a band. It was in me and it needed to come out, like a 25-year exorcism. One day, I woke up, and I didn’t have any more lyrics. I just had nothing to contribute to the form, and I was done with band practice and traveling in groups." [48] Rollins is a guest star on Damian Cowell's 2017 album Get Yer Dag On!. Musical style[edit] As a vocalist, Rollins has adopted a number of styles through the years. He was noted in the Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
hardcore scene for what journalist Michael Azerrad
Michael Azerrad
described as a "compelling, raspy howl."[21] With State of Alert, Rollins "spat out the lyrics like a bellicose auctioneer."[23] He adopted a similar style after joining Black Flag in 1981. By their album Damaged, however, Black Flag began to incorporate a swing beat into their style. Rollins then abandoned his State of Alert "bark" and adopted the band's swing.[49] Rollins later explained: "What I was doing kind of matched the vibe of the music. The music was intense and, well, I was as intense as you needed."[50] In both incarnations of the Rollins Band, Rollins combined spoken word with his traditional vocal style in songs such as "Liar" (the song begins with a one-minute spoken diatribe by Rollins), barked his way through songs (such as "Tearing" and "Starve"), and employed the loud-quiet dynamic. Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis names Rollins a "screeching hate machine" and his "hallmark" as "the sheets-of-sound assault".[51] With the Rollins Band, his lyrics focused "almost exclusively on issues relating to personal integrity," according to critic Geoffrey Welchman.[52] As producer[edit] In the 1980s, Rollins produced an album of acoustic songs for the famed convict Charles Manson
Charles Manson
titled Completion. The record was supposed to be released by SST Records, but the project was canceled because the label received death threats for working with Manson. Only five test presses of Completion were pressed, two of which remain in Rollins' possession. [53] In 1995, Rollins produced Australian hard rock band the Mark of Cain's third full-length album Ill at Ease.[54] Joe Cole Murder, 1991[edit] Rollins and his best friend Joe Cole, son of actor Dennis Cole, were involved in a shooting when they were assaulted by robbers in December 1991 outside their shared Venice Beach, California, home. Cole died after being shot in the face, but Rollins escaped.[55] The murder remains unsolved. In an April 1992 Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
interview, Rollins revealed he kept a plastic container full of soil soaked with the blood of Cole. Rollins said "I dug up all the earth where his head fell—he was shot in the face—and I've got all the dirt here, and so Cole's in the house. I say good morning to him every day. I got his phone, too, so I got a direct line to him. So that feels good."[55] In a 2001 interview with Howard Stern, Rollins was asked about rumors that he had Cole's brain in his house. Rollins stated that he only has the soil from the spot Cole was killed. During the interview, Rollins also speculated that the reason they were targeted may have been because days prior to the incident, record producer Rick Rubin
Rick Rubin
– who was a fan of the Rollins Band
Rollins Band
– had requested to hear the then newly recorded album, The End of Silence, and parked his Rolls-Royce outside their Venice Beach house while carrying a cell phone. Because of the notoriety of the neighborhood, Rollins suspected that this would bring trouble because of the implication that they had a lot of money in the home. He even wrote in his journal the night of Rubin's visit: "My place is going to get popped."[56][57] Rollins has included Cole's story in his spoken word performances.[58] Media work[edit] Television[edit] As Rollins rose to prominence with the Rollins Band, he began to present and appear on television. These included Alternative Nation and MTV Sports in 1993 and 1994 respectively. Rollins also co starred in The Chase with Charlie Sheen. In 1995 Rollins appeared on an episode of Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
that explored the murder of his best friend Joe Cole[59] and present State of the Union Undressed on Comedy Central. Rollins began to present and narrate VH1
Legends in 1996.[60] Rollins, busy with the Rollins Band, did not present more programs until 2001, but made appearances on a number of other television shows, including Welcome to Paradox in 1998 in the episode "All Our Sins Forgotten", as a therapist who develops a device that can erase the bad memories of his patients. Rollins also voiced Mad Stan
Mad Stan
in Batman Beyond
Batman Beyond
in 1999 and 2000.[61][62] Rollins was a host of film review programme Henry's Film Corner on the Independent Film Channel, before presenting the weekly The Henry Rollins Show on the channel. The Henry Rollins Show is now[when?] being shown weekly on Film24 along with Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins
Uncut. The show also lead to a promotional tour in Europe that led to Rollins being dubbed a “bad boy goodwill ambassador” by a NY reviewer.[63] He also hosted Fox's short-lived 2001 horror anthology Night Visions.[64] In 2002, Rollins guest-starred on an episode of the sitcom The Drew Carey Show as a man whom Oswald found on eBay and paid to come to his house and "kick his ass". He co-hosted the British television show Full Metal Challenge, in which teams built vehicles to compete in various driving and racing contests, from 2002 to 2003 on Channel 4 and TLC. He has made a number of cameo appearances in television series such as MTV's Jackass and an episode of Californication, where he played himself hosting a radio show.[65] In 2006, Rollins appeared in a documentary series by VH1
and The Sundance Channel called The Drug Years.[66] Rollins appears in FX's Sons of Anarchy's second season, which premiered in the fall of 2009 in the United States. Rollins plays A.J. Weston, a white-supremacist gang leader and new antagonist in the show's fictional town of Charming, California, who poses a deadly threat to the Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Motorcycle Club.[67] In 2009, Rollins voiced "Trucker" in American Dad!'s fourth season (episode eight).[68] Rollins voiced Benjamin Knox/Bonk in the 2000 animated film Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.[69] In 2010, Rollins appeared as a guest judge on Season 2 episode 6 of RuPaul's Drag Race.[70][71] In 2011, he was interviewed in the National Geographic Explorer
National Geographic Explorer
episode "Born to Rage", regarding his possible link to the MAO gene (warrior gene) and violent behavior.[72] In 2012, he hosted the National Geographic Wild
National Geographic Wild
series "Animal Underworld", investigating where the real boundaries lay in human-animal relationships.[73] Rollins also appeared in the Hawaii Five-0 episode "Hoʻopio" that aired on May 6, 2013. In November 2013, Rollins started hosting the show 10 Things You Don't Know About on the History Channel's H2.[74] In 2014, he voiced the antagonist Zaheer in the third season of the animated series The Legend of Korra.[75] Radio[edit] On May 19, 2004, Rollins began hosting a weekly radio show, Harmony in My Head, on Indie 103.1
Indie 103.1
radio in Los Angeles. The show aired every Monday evening, with Rollins playing music ranging from early rock and jump blues to hard rock, blues rock, folk rock, punk rock, heavy metal and rockabilly, and touching on hip hop, jazz, world music, reggae, classical music and more. Harmony in my Head often emphasizes B-sides, live bootlegs and other rarities, and nearly every episode has featured a song either by the Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys
or British group The Fall. Rollins put the show on a short hiatus to undertake a spoken-word tour in early 2005. Rollins posted playlists and commentary on-line; these lists were expanded with more information and published in book form as Fanatic! through 2.13.61 in November 2005. In late 2005, Rollins announced the show's return and began the first episode by playing the show's namesake Buzzcocks
song. In 2008, the show was continuing each week despite Rollins's constant touring with new pre-recorded shows between live broadcasts. In 2009, Indie 103.1
Indie 103.1
went off the air, although it continues to broadcast over the Internet. In 2007, Rollins published Fanatic! Vol. 2 through 2.13.61. Fanatic! Vol. 3 was released in the fall of 2008. On February 18, 2009, KCRW announced that Rollins would be hosting a live show on Saturday nights starting March 7, 2009,[76] which has since been moved to Sunday nights at 8PM.[77] In 2011 Rollins was interviewed on Episode 121 of American Public Media's podcast, "The Dinner Party Download", posted on November 3, 2011.[78] Film[edit] Rollins began his film career appearing in several independent films featuring the band Black Flag. His film debut was in 1982's The Slog Movie, about the West Coast punk scene.[79] An appearance in 1985's Black Flag Live followed. Rollins' first film appearance without Black Flag was the short film The Right Side of My Brain with Lydia Lunch
Lydia Lunch
in 1985.[80] Following the band's breakup, Rollins did not appear in any films until 1994's The Chase. Rollins appeared in the 2007 direct-to-DVD sequel to Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn
(2003), Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn
2: Dead End as a retired Marine Corps officer who hosts his own show which tests the contestants' will to survive.[81] Rollins has also appeared in Punk: Attitude, a documentary on the punk scene, and in American Hardcore (2006). In 2012, Rollins appeared in a short documentary entitled "Who Shot Rock and Roll" discussing the early punk scene in Los Angeles as well as photographs of himself in Black Flag taken by esteemed photographer Edward Colver.[82] Some feature-length movies Rollins has appeared in include:

Kiss Napoleon Goodbye (1990), with Lydia Lunch
Lydia Lunch
and Don Bajema Jugular Wine: A Vampire Odyssey (1994), with Frank Miller The Chase (1994), with Charlie Sheen Johnny Mnemonic (1995), with Keanu Reeves, Ice-T
and Dolph Lundgren Heat (1995), with Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
and Val Kilmer Lost Highway (1997), with Bill Pullman
Bill Pullman
and Patricia Arquette; directed by David Lynch Jack Frost (1998), with Michael Keaton Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000) (voice), with Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill Morgan's Ferry
Morgan's Ferry
(2001), with Billy Zane
Billy Zane
and Kelly McGillis Dogtown and Z-Boys
Dogtown and Z-Boys
(2001 documentary) Scenes of the Crime
Scenes of the Crime
(2001), with Jeff Bridges The New Guy
The New Guy
(2002), with Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee
and DJ Qualls Jackass The Movie
Jackass The Movie
(2002) with Johnny Knoxville
Johnny Knoxville
and Bam Margera Bad Boys II (2003) with Will Smith
Will Smith
and Martin Lawrence A House on a Hill (2003) with Philip Baker Hall
Philip Baker Hall
and Laura San Giacomo Deathdealer: A Documentary (2004) Feast (2005), with Balthazar Getty and Navi Rawat The Alibi
The Alibi
(2006) Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn
2: Dead End (2007) The Devil's Tomb
The Devil's Tomb
(2009), with Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
and Ron Perlman H for Hunger (2009 documentary), directed by Neil Hollander William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet
William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet
(2009 documentary) Suck (2009), with Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop
and Malcolm McDowell Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (2011) (voice) as Kilowog West of Memphis (2012 documentary) Downloaded (2013 documentary) Salad Days (2014 documentary) He Never Died
He Never Died
(2015), with Steven Ogg
Steven Ogg
and Booboo Stewart[83] Gutterdämmerung (2015), with Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop
and Grace Jones, directed by Björn Tagemose [84] The Last Heist (2016)[85]

Books and audiobooks[edit] Rollins has written a variety of books, including Black Coffee Blues, Do I Come Here Often?, The First Five (a compilation of High Adventure in the Great Outdoors, Pissing in the Gene Pool, Bang!, Art to Choke Hearts, and One From None), See a Grown Man Cry, Now Watch Him Die, Smile, You're Traveling, Get in the Van, Eye Scream, Broken Summers, Roomanitarian, and Solipsist. For the audiobook version of the 2006 novel World War Z
World War Z
Rollins voiced the character of T. Sean Collins, a mercenary hired to protect celebrities during a mass panic caused by an onslaught of the undead. Rollins' other audiobook recordings include 3:10 to Yuma and his own autobiographical book Get in the Van, for which he won a Grammy Award. Online journalism[edit] In September 2008, Rollins began contributing to the "Politics & Power" blog at the online version of Vanity Fair magazine.[86] Since March 2009, his posts have appeared under their own sub-title, Straight Talk
Espresso.[87] His posts consistently direct harsh criticism at conservative politicians and pundits, although he does occasionally target those on the left.[citation needed] In August 2010, he began writing a music column for LA Weekly
LA Weekly
in Los Angeles.[1] In 2012, Rollins began publishing articles with The Huffington Post and alternative news website WordswithMeaning!. In the months leading up to the 2012 United States Presidential election, Rollins broadcast a YouTube
series called "Capitalism 2012", in which he toured the capital cities of the US states, interviewing people about current issues.[citation needed] Spoken word[edit]

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Rollins also has toured all over the world doing spoken word performances and his shows frequently last for over three hours. His spoken word style encompasses stand up comedy, accounts of experiences he's had in the world of music and during his extensive travels around the globe, self-deprecating stories about his own shortcomings, introspective recollections from his own life (such as the death of his friend, Joe Cole), commentaries on society and playful, sometimes vulgar, anecdotes. Video games[edit] Rollins was a playable character in both Def Jam: Fight for NY and Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover. Rollins is also the voice of Mace Griffin in Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter. Campaigning and activism[edit]

Rollins signing a guitar while on a United Service Organizations
United Service Organizations
(USO) tour in Iraq
in 2003

Rollins has become an outspoken human rights activist, most vocally for gay rights. In high school, a classmate of Rollins' was bullied by classmates to the point of attempting suicide. Rollins has cited this as the main catalyst of his "anti-homophobia."[88] Rollins frequently speaks out on social justice on his spoken word tours and promotes equality, regardless of sexuality.[89] He was the host of the WedRock benefit concert, which raised money for a pro-gay-marriage organization. During the 2003 Iraq
War, he started touring with the United Service Organizations to entertain troops overseas while remaining against the war, leading him to once cause a stir at a base in Kyrgyzstan
when he told the crowd: "Your commander would never lie to you. That's the vice president's job."[90] Rollins believes it is important that he performs to the troops so that they have multiple points of contact with the other parts of the world, stating that "they can get really cut loose from planet earth."[91] He has made eight tours, including visits to bases in Djibouti, Kuwait, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan (twice), Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Honduras, Japan, Korea and the United Arab Emirates.[92] He has also been active in the campaign to free the "West Memphis Three"—three young men who were believed by their supporters to have been wrongfully convicted of murder, and who have since been released from prison, but not exonerated. Rollins appears with Public Enemy frontman Chuck D
Chuck D
on the Black Flag song "Rise Above" on the benefit album Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three, the first time Rollins had performed Black Flag's material since 1986.[93] Continuing his activism on behalf of US troops and veterans, Rollins joined Iraq
and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) in 2008 to launch a public service advertisement campaign, CommunityofVeterans.org, which helps veterans coming home from war reintegrate into their communities. In April 2009, Rollins helped IAVA launch the second phase of the campaign which engages the friends and family of Iraq
and Afghanistan veterans at SupportYourVet.org. On December 3, 2009, Rollins wrote of his support for the victims of the Bhopal disaster
Bhopal disaster
in India, in an article for Vanity Fair[94] 25 years–to the day–after the methyl isocyanate gas leak from the Union Carbide Corporation's pesticide factory exposed more than half a million local people to poisonous gas and resulted in the death of 17,000. He spent time in Bhopal with the people, to listen to their stories. In a later radio interview in February 2010[95] Rollins summed up his approach to activism, "This is where my anger takes me, to places like this, not into abuse but into proactive, clean movement."[96] In August 2015, Rollins discussed his support for Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders
as a candidate in the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries.[97] Works[edit] Main article: Works of Henry Rollins Musical releases[edit] With State of Alert[edit]

No Policy
No Policy
(1981) three songs on the sampler Flex Your Head
Flex Your Head

With Black Flag[edit]

Damaged (December 1981) My War
My War
(March 1984) Family Man (September 1984) Slip It In
Slip It In
(December 1984) Live '84
Live '84
(December 1984) Loose Nut
Loose Nut
(May 1985) In My Head (October 1985) Who's Got the 10½?
Who's Got the 10½?


Hot Animal Machine
Hot Animal Machine
(1987) Drive by Shooting
Drive by Shooting
(1987) Live (1987) - split album with Dutch band Gore

With Rollins Band[edit]

Life Time (1987, re-release 1999) Hard Volume
Hard Volume
(1989, re-release 1999) Turned On
Turned On
(1990) The End of Silence
The End of Silence
(1992, double-CD re-release 2002) #160 US Weight (1994) #33 US, #22 UK Come in and Burn
Come in and Burn
(1997) #89 US Insert Band Here (1999) A Clockwork Orange Stage (2000) Get Some Go Again
Get Some Go Again
(2000) #180 US Nice (2001) #178 US A Nicer Shade of Red (2002) End Of Silence Demos (2002) The Only Way to Know for Sure: Live in Chicago (2002) Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three (2002)

With Wartime[edit]

Fast Food For Thought (1990)

Spoken word[edit]

Short Walk on a Long Pier (1985) Big Ugly Mouth
Big Ugly Mouth
(1987) Sweatbox (1989) Live at McCabe's (1990) Human Butt (1992) The Boxed Life
The Boxed Life
(1993) Think Tank (1998) Eric the Pilot
Eric the Pilot
(1999) A Rollins in the Wry (2001) Live at the Westbeth Theater (2001) Talk
Is Cheap: Volume 1 (2003) Talk
Is Cheap: Volume 2 (2003) Talk
Is Cheap: Volume 3 (2004) Talk
Is Cheap: Volume 4 (2004) Provoked (2008) Spoken Word Guy (2010) Spoken Word Guy 2 (2010)

Spoken word videos[edit]

Talking from the Box (1993) Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins
Goes to London (1995) You Saw Me Up There (1998) Up for It (2001) Live at Luna Park (2004) Shock & Awe: The Tour (2005) Uncut from NYC (2006) Uncut from Israel (2006) San Francisco 1990 (2007) Live in the Conversation Pit (2008) Provoked: Live From Melbourne (2008) 50 (2012)

Audio books[edit]

Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag (1994) Everything (1996) Black Coffee Blues
Black Coffee Blues
(1997) Nights Behind the Tree Line (2004) World War Z
World War Z

Guest appearances and collaborations[edit]

Song Artist Album Year

Minor Threat's First Demo - provided additional Vocals
(credited as Henry Garfield) Minor Threat First Demo Tape
First Demo Tape
EP 1981

"We Are 138" Misfits Evilive 1982

"Kick Out the Jams" Bad Brains Pump Up the Volume Soundtrack 1990

"Let There Be Rock" Hard-Ons Released as a single 1991

"Bottom" Tool Undertow 1993

"Wild America" Iggy Pop American Caesar 1993

"Sexual Military Dynamics" Mike Watt Ball-Hog or Tugboat? 1995

"Delicate Tendrils" Les Claypool and the Holy Mackerel Highball with the Devil 1996

"T-4 Strain" Goldie Spawn: The Album 1997

"War" Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
& Edwin Starr Small Soldiers 1998

"Laughing Man (In the Devil Mask)" Tony Iommi Iommi 2000

"I Can't Get Behind That" William Shatner Has Been 2004

All tracks The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips
and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins
and Peaches Doing the Dark Side of the Moon 2009

"Grey 11" The Mark of Cain Songs of the Third and Fifth 2012

"Come On Waleed" Damian Cowell's Disco Machine Get Yer Dag On 2017


I Am an Audiophile, an editorial essay in Stereophile
magazine.[98] Iron and The Soul, an editorial essay in Details magazine.[99]

See also[edit]

H1N1 (band)


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Further reading[edit]

Azerrad, Michael. Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981–1991. Little Brown and Company, 2001. ISBN 0-316-78753-1

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Is Cheap: Volume 1 Talk
Is Cheap: Volume 2 Talk
Is Cheap: Volume 3 Talk
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