Henry Rollins

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Born Henry Garfield

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Henry Rollins (born Henry Lawrence Garfield; February 13, 1961) is an American musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, television and radio host, spoken word artist, comedian, and activist. Rollins hosts a weekly radio show on KCRW. He is also a regular columnist for LA Weekly and Rolling Stone Australia.

After performing for the short-lived Washington D.C.-based 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, as well as forming 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 also campaigned for various political causes in the United States, including promoting LGBT rights, World Hunger Relief, and an end to war in particular.

Rollins was detained and questioned as a possible terrorist threat by the Austrialian government when was seen reading the book Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia on an airplane.

As of 2013, Rollins is also the host of the educational history television series 10 Things You Don't Know About, joining the show for its second and third seasons. New episodes air weekly on H2 in the U.S.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Hot Animal Machine Henry Rollins 1
2005 Get Some Go Again Sessions Henry Rollins & Mother Superior 1
2009 The Dark Side of the Moon The Flaming Lips & Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins & Peaches 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Hot Animal Machine... Plus Henry Rollins 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Big Ugly Mouth Henry Rollins 1
1992 Sweatbox Henry Rollins 2
1992 The Boxed Life Henry Rollins 2
1999 Eric The Pilot Henry Rollins 1
2001 A Rollins in the Wry Henry Rollins 1
2003 Talk Is Cheap, Volume 1 Henry Rollins 1
2003 Talk is Cheap, Volume 2 Henry Rollins 1
2003 Talk is Cheap, Volume 3 Henry Rollins 1
2004 Live at the Westbeth Theater Henry Rollins 1
2004 Talk is Cheap, Volume 4 Henry Rollins 1

Album + Spokenword + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Human Butt Henry Rollins 1

Album + Live + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Think Tank Henry Rollins 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Let There Be Rock Henry Rollins & The Hard-Ons 3

Other + Audiobook

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Get in the Van (On the Road With Black Flag) Henry Rollins 1
1997 Black Coffee Blues Henry Rollins 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 In Conversation Henry Rollins 1

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Everything Henry Rollins 1
2004 Nights Behind The Tree Line Henry Rollins 1
2006 Short Walk on a Long Pier Henry Rollins 1
2008 Provoked Henry Rollins 1
2010 Spoken Word Guy 2 Henry Rollins 1
2010 Spoken Word Guy Henry Rollins 1
Live at Luna Park Henry Rollins 1
Live in London Henry Rollins 1
Shock & Awe Henry Rollins 1
Talking From the Box Henry Rollins 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 Live at McCabe's Henry Rollins 1

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