Henry Rollins, born Henry Lawrence Garfield, is an American singer-songwriter, author, actor, public speaker, performance artist and publisher. He began his music career by joining a local band in Washington DC going by the name State of Alert in 1980, but after this brief and unsuccessful start, Rollins became the front-man for the hardcore punk band from California called Black Flag from 1981 until 1986. When the band split, Hank created his record label and publishing company named 2.13.61, which is a reference to his birth date. He then released a series of spoken word albums while he put together the Rollins Band, which toured regularly until 2003 and then picked it up again one last time in 2006. He also is credited with several radio and TV talk shows and dozens of soundtracks, writing credits and acting appearances that he has amassed in the nearly four decades of his epic accomplishments.
Can’t Stop and Won’t Give Up
It is unquestionable that Henry Rollins has established himself as a force to be reckoned with on the stage, in public forums and the entertainment industry in general. He is not limited to performance art, however, and he is known for being very outspoken about human rights abuses in the United States with a particular focus on gay rights. He has also given a lot of his time to touring overseas with the USO in order to entertain military troops abroad. He is a self-proclaimed workaholic who says he absolutely abhors inactivity and will continue to do anything he can to remain a performer for as long as possible. He’s not interested in being a geriatric still trying to act like a kid on stage but has expressed his desire is to do documentary programming for the rest of his life if he can.
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What are some awards Henry Rollins has received?
In 1994, he won a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category for "Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag", and then that very same year, he was nominated for Best Heavy Metal Performance for the song "Liar." He has also been awarded the prestigious Ray Bradbury Creativity Award to recognize his lifetime of contributions to the arts, his unrivaled passion for activism and his efforts to maintain books and libraries.
What does Henry Rollins do when he is not touring for live events?
Henry is the host of a weekly show on LA's KCRW radio station and another called "Harmony in My Head" on Indie 103.1 FM in Los Angeles, CA in addition to his weekly submissions for his writing columns in Rolling Stone Australia and LA Weekly publications.
Who is another notable artist Henry Rollins has worked with in the past?
Henry Rollins has collaborated with an impressive number of individuals in his career such as on the song "I Can't Get Behind That" from William Shatner's album "Has Been".
What are some quotes you might hear at a Henry Rollins' concert?
As a public speaker, Henry has a lengthy list of quotes like "When the Iron doesn't want to come off the mat, it's the kindest thing it can do for you. If it flew up and went through the ceiling, it wouldn't teach you anything," "When you start to doubt yourself, the real world will eat you alive" – Rollins Band, and "I love you more than I hate my loneliness and pain" – 1998 "Solipsist."
What is a key component of the live spoken Henry Rollins concerts?
Hank is most often credited with being an individual who will say anything he believes is worth mentioning even if it is something that is very uncomfortable. For this, he is considered to be a source of unvarnished realism.Back to Top