Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins

Host, Henry Rollins

In describing Henry Rollins, the tendency is to try to squeeze as many labels as possible into a single sentence. "Rollins is many things," says the Washington Post, "diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter." Entertainment Weekly's list includes "Punk-rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can't do?" TV Guide has more concisely called him a "Renaissance Man" – but if Henry Rollins could be reduced to a single word that word would undoubtedly be "workaholic."

For better than a quarter century, Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as front-man for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and – without a microphone – as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity bypassing the resorts in favor of places like Siberia, Senegal, Burma and Bangladesh.

When he's not living out of a backpack, Rollins is constantly at work as an actor, radio DJ, author of more than 25 books, and running his publishing company and record label 2.13.61. Henry currently hosts a weekly radio show on LA's renowned NPR affiliate KCRW, is a regular columnist for LA Weekly and Rolling Stone Australia. In recent years has hosted several TV shows for National Geographic, including 2012's three-part series Animal Underworld with Henry Rollins.

Henry Rollins on KCRW

Fanatic! In beautiful Canada today. The air is great and the sun is out. Tonight is the 70th show in 71 days and so far everything seems to be going well.

KCRW Broadcast 686

Fanatic! In beautiful Canada today. The air is great and the sun is out. Tonight is the 70th show in 71 days and so far everything seems to be going well.

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Fanatic! Hello from Eugene OR. It’s been raining off an on all day. Shows have been going well and I’m looking forward to tonight. A great show we have lined up for you.

KCRW Broadcast 685

Fanatic! Hello from Eugene OR. It’s been raining off an on all day. Shows have been going well and I’m looking forward to tonight. A great show we have lined up for you.

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Fanatic! The frogs are back in town. It must be summer. It is as far as this Fanatic is concerned. I’m beaming in to you from the parking lot of the venue in Colorado Springs, CO.

KCRW Broadcast 684

Fanatic! The frogs are back in town. It must be summer. It is as far as this Fanatic is concerned. I’m beaming in to you from the parking lot of the venue in Colorado Springs, CO.

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