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. It’s quite a date to have a radio show. Please enjoy the show as best you can. Our second hour LP is a great one.

KCRW Broadcast 650

Fanatic. It’s quite a date to have a radio show. Please enjoy the show as best you can. Our second hour LP is a great one.

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Fanatic. Hello and welcome to our September 2021 shows. We’re going to do something conceptual in our second hour by playing an album in its entirety.

KCRW Broadcast 649

Fanatic. Hello and welcome to our September 2021 shows. We’re going to do something conceptual in our second hour by playing an album in its entirety.

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Fanatic. I hope you had a great week. We have a great batch of tunes lined up. A tough week. Charlie Watts, Afghanistan. Luckily we have music.

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Fanatic. I hope you had a great week. We have a great batch of tunes lined up. A tough week. Charlie Watts, Afghanistan. Luckily we have music.

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