Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins



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. 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 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 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.



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Wrong Turn 2: Dead End
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End is a 2007 American horror film directed by Joe Lynch and starring Erica Leerhsen, Henry Rollins and Texas Battle.
Jack Frost
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News Articles16

Henry Rollins on Travel, Photography, and Running for President
  –  January 16, 2018
Henry Rollins embodies the punk ethos in more ways than one ... Rollins is stopping by the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton on Jan. 19 during his Travel Slideshow tour — an intimate evening of stories showcasing photos he’s taken across ...
Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – January 2018
  –  January 25, 2018
The music was amazing — its roots were modern hard bop ... Gibbs used multiple pedals to create a doomy sound reminiscent of his work with the Rollins Band; Stewart took an almost noise-rock approach to his attack on his instrument; Ross shredded ...
Prolific Indie Recording Artist Releases Catalog via Musicoin.tips
  –  January 19, 2018
mystical live improvisational recording with Lunar Ensemble featuring Dave Dreiwitz of Ween and Sim Cain of the Henry Rollins Band, etc. I have recorded over 40 albums of eccentric, eclectic, experimental music intermingled with classic rock, beats ...
Why the EMERGE Music and Impact Conference is the Antidote to Festival Fatigue
  –  February 1, 2018
Shufro hit similar obstacles to Henry in regards to the speaker series, with the rescheduled date meaning speakers like Way and Henry Rollins were no longer available for the Spring event. But she cites a number of new names she’s brought into the fold ...
Third Man Records, Vinyl Me Please, Henry Rollins and more share their thoughts on the future of vinyl
  –  January 31, 2018
Today we’ve come across a fantastic post courtesy of Discogs, the marketplace responsible for moving over 27 million vinyl records in its lifetime. After continued growth in 2017, players in the vinyl game are wondering if the bubble will burst.
Carrie Brownstein Memoir to Be Adapted for TV Pilot
  –  January 30, 2018
The Brownstein-directed premiere episode includes appearances by Henry Rollins, Krist Novoselic and Fugazi's Brendan Canty, according to Billboard. Brownstein also revealed that new Sleater-Kinney material is being culled as the group recently returned to ...
Henry Rollins regales us with tales of his traveling slideshow
  –  January 26, 2018
"Anthony Bourdain is a punk rocker" is the headline for a Dying Scene feature on the celebrity chef, who hosts CNN"s "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," where he explores cultures and cuisine. Actual punk icon Henry Rollins doesn't travel quite as much as ...
Afraid of rejection?
  –  January 25, 2018
Some stick, some don’t. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success”. -Henry Rollins Henry Rollins summed up a life’s worth of learning in a few sentences. He understood that his rejections resulted in ...
Lydia Lunch's 'Oral Fixation' EP was recorded at the DIA 30 years ago today
  –  January 25, 2018
They were probably the same people who would have seen Henry Rollins do his tedious readings, or the half-dozen people in Detroit who'd seen You Killed Me First or Submit to me Now. Geez, maybe even one or two had tattoos. And another thing: My how that ...
Nazi Punks F**k Off: How Black Flag, Bad Brains, and More Took Back Their Scene from White Supremacists
  –  January 22, 2018
Deek Allen (singer, Oi Polloi): We started in 1981. We had trouble with Nazis from fairly early on, sadly. Henry Rollins (singer, Black Flag): Some skinheads thought the punk rockers were weak or whatever, so they went to the shows to show them who the ...
What We Did In The Shadows - A retrospective of live music photography in Ireland
  –  January 19, 2018
Henry Rollins, The Darkness, Goldfrapp, The National, Future Islands, Mercury Rev and London Grammar will sit alongside such homegrown heroes as U2, AllTvvins, Girl Band, Sinead O’Connor, Villagers, James Vincent McMorrow, Otherkin and Whipping Boy.
An oral history of actual punks punching actual Nazis in the face
  –  January 19, 2018
“Some of these guys were just lightweight followers and would only attack in groups, but a lot of them were genuine bad guys who were into Clockwork Orange-scale violence,” said Henry Rollins, describing the type of individuals that started showing up ...
Watch Henry Rollins + Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Jam With Fred Armisen on ‘Portlandia’
  –  January 18, 2018
The final season of IFC’s Portlandia is set to debut tomorrow Jan. 18 and there’s an all-star lineup of rockers featured in its premiere. Henry Rollins, Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and Fugazi’s Brendan Canty all join Fred Armisen’s character to ...
Henry Rollins on Travel, Photography, and Running for President
  –  January 16, 2018
Henry Rollins embodies the punk ethos in more ways than one — he’s well known for his role as vocalist for 1980s hardcore punk band, Black Flag, and he’s also an actor, orator, photographer, writer, television and radio host, as well as a comedian.
‘Portlandia’: Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein Love Breakfast a Totally Reasonable Amount — Watch
  –  January 1, 2018
Henry Rollins, Tracee Ellis Ross, novelist Cheryl Strayed, Tessa Thompson, David Wain, Brent Weinbach, Dolly Wells, Shannon Woodward, and singer-songwriter Kurt Vile. Returning guest stars include Ed Begley Jr., Jeff Goldblum, Natasha Lyonne, Portlandia ...
At 40, success and longevity of Boise’s iconic Record Exchange ‘a pretty remarkable thing’
  –  December 22, 2017
So did Oscar winners Frances McDormand and Ethan Coen, who are serious vinyl collectors. Flatbush Zombies, James McMurtry, Henry Rollins, John Doe, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne all shop at The Record Exchange. “You never know who’s here,” says The ...


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