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Hilarious Video: Henry Rollins breaks down Dr. Suess’s ‘Oh, The Places You Will Go’

Black Flag and punk rock legend Henry Rollins has done a deep deconstruction of Dr. Suess’s Oh the Places You’ll Go!, diving into its twisted tale of American economics and class. By the five minute mark I knew this was going to be priceless, and by the ten minute mark I was in stitches. You’ve got to love Rollins for his wit and intelligence.

Check the video out below.

Video: Henry Rollins talks about his first LSD experience

Henry Rollins recently appeared on Comedy Central’s This is Not Happening. During the episode, he discussed the first time he took LSD.

You can watch the full episode below.

Rollins released “Spoken Word Guy 2” in 2010 and currently has his own podcast.

Henry Rollins and Stephen Colbert perform ‘hardcore’ version of “Carol Of The Bells”

Punk-rock, household-name Henry Rollins got thoroughly into the seasonal spirit on Wednesday night’s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. 

The legendary frontman teamed up with the show’s host to deliver a festive cover of “Carol Of The Bells”, the pair complete with matching, personalized Christmas jumpers.

You can watch the performance below.

Helmet to begin recording new album soon

In a recent interview, Helmet guitarist/vocalist Page Hamilton revealed that the band will hit the studio soon, stating that they currently have more than 70 new songs written and ready to be recorded.

Helmet’s most recent album Seeing Eye Dog was released in September 2010. The band is currently on tour with Filter and Local H, and will be touring Europe in September, where they will play their 1994 album Betty in its entirety.

Henry Rollins on the Gorburger Show

This is the Gorburger Show, a show in which an alien monster interviews musicians. Henry Rollins was on it once.


Henry Rollins lists his Top 20 albums in punk history

Former Black Flag vocalist, and punk rock curmudgeon Henry Rollins has recently named his list of the top 20 albums in punk history.

Henry’s list, which features albums from the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, the Germs, and more, appeared on the website of the LA Weekly. You can check the list out for yourself here, and make sure to leave your opinion it in the comments below.

Henry Rollins announces retirement from music

What we have learned today is very sad in both the punk rock scene and music industry. According to an article on Yahoo 7 News, Henry Rollins has announced that he has decided to retire from making music. The former lead singer of Black Flag states that the reason he is not into music anymore is because he can no longer summon the desire to get up onstage and perform. Here’s what Henry had to say:

“I stopped doing music years ago, I stopped being played by music. Music used to compel me to play it, so I never had an easy night onstage doing music, it was physically an ass-whooping. It was really hard, insane and very painful. I would train for weeks getting ready for tours and you’re playing in places like (fabled New York venue) CBGBs and it’s, like, 115 degrees Fahrenheit [46 degrees Celsius] and there’s no real breathable air … it’s gonna be a really long evening and afterwards you’re gonna be pretty brain dead. And that was five to six nights a week for months at a time and every night I’d have to nerve myself up to go out there. The need to go onstage and get my brain flattened every night left me and what I didn’t wanna do is go onstage and perpetrate a fraud… You cannot fool an audience. As painful as it was to leave music, I had to be as reverent to it as when it was still putting fire into my veins, and so, as a respectful Samurai, I had to re-sheath the blade and walk away.”

Henry’s decision to retire from music also indicates that he has no plans to team up with any of his former Black Flag bandmates, or revisit his past on a nostalgia tour, explaining:

“Some of my peers, for one reason or another, can’t seem to walk away when it’s obviously after the fact … It’s their lives, I’m very busy with mine. I’m not that dead yet and so that’s why I do not do the past, really … I don’t need to be 18 again. If all of a sudden I felt the need to write lyrics, I would heed the call, but if you told me right now, as like a homework assignment, to write a song tonight, it would be like I’d never written one before. I have forgotten so much. When it left it was like an animal dropping me from its jaws and I really don’t remember what it was like to see or hear or feel something and be compelled to stop what I was doing and write a song.”

Roskilde lineup includes Henry Rollins, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Suicidal Tendencies

The lineup has been announced for Denmark’s Roskilde festival. Acts include Voodoo Glow SkullsSuicidal Tendencies, Henry Rollins, and many others. You can check out the full list here.

Henry Rollins talks about his future

As 2012 ends tomorrow, punk icon and former Black Flag singer Henry Rollins was recently asked by Full Metal Jackie about his plans for next year. He replied:

“It’s the end of 2012 right now so I’m off the road after about 11 months and I’m going to start working on books. I have a publishing company and I’ve written about 27, 28 books, so I have about five books in different versions of completion. Minimum two will come out next year. I’m hoping for three, just to get them out of the way so I can get all the other stuff coming in ready. So it will be a couple of books on music and a travel book from the years of 2009 and 2010 where I went everywhere from North Korea to Tibet, and I’m working on my next photo book; the first one came out last year. I’ve got some acting work lined up for next year. I do a lot of voiceover, and so there will be a lot of voiceover that I’m doing now that will bleed into 2013. I’m the voice for some car company called Infinity and I do work at places like Nickelodeon, so you’ll hear my voice on TV and radio doing all kind of stuff. In 2013 — some shows, but mainly acting, editing, traveling to extreme places so I can have cool stories for the big 2014 tour. I tour every other year so the odd years, I go out and gather stories and I try and find a job and so I better get employed because, like a lot of people, I really enjoy eating every single day. Food is fantastic. I’m one of those food types. Next year, books for sure, re-pressing some of my old band stuff on heavy vinyl, getting that back into print and a lot of travel — countries I haven’t figured out yet, probably back to Uganda and Sudan, into Darfur and once you’re on the African continent you might as well go to other places. I’ll probably go to Chad, Zimbabwe because it’s such a hall to get out to Africa, when you’re there you might as well stay and see some other stuff. Basically a vigorous, very stressful 2013. I like stress; it keeps me rockin’.”

You can listen or read the interview at this location.