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! I’m sitting on the tour bus in Fort Smith AR. We actually had some fall weather for a few days but that’s over with and we’re back into the heat.

KCRW Broadcast 704

Fanatic! I’m sitting on the tour bus in Fort Smith AR. We actually had some fall weather for a few days but that’s over with and we’re back into the heat.

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Fanatic! Coming to you from Poughkeepsie, NY. So glad to be back on the road with a show every night. We’re a few shows in and all is well. Finally, some autumn weather.

KCRW Broadcast 703

Fanatic! Coming to you from Poughkeepsie, NY. So glad to be back on the road with a show every night. We’re a few shows in and all is well. Finally, some autumn weather.

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Fanatic! I hope your week was great. I’ve been listening to a lot of Joy Division and repeated plays of Scary Monsters.

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Fanatic! I hope your week was great. I’ve been listening to a lot of Joy Division and repeated plays of Scary Monsters.

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