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Henry Lawrence Garfield, professionally known as Henry Rollins, was born on February 13, 1961 in Washington, D.C. Over his lifetime, Rollins has added many titles to his resume including musician, actor, radio host, comedian, and motivational speaker. His extensive career began as the front man of the local Washington punk band State of Alert (S.O.A.). The band disbanded after several shows and one EP release. Several years later at a Black Flag show in New York, Rollins jumped up on stage and began singing with the band. The band just so happened to be looking for a new lead vocalist and after the impromptu performance, Black Flag recruited Rollins. Rollins moved to Los Angeles after joining Black Flag. While a part of the band, Rollins created a reputation for himself of fighting with audience members during performances. Black Flag eventually disbanded in 1986, but Rollins continued to release new music.
In 1987, Rollins recruited Chris Haskett, Andrew Weiss, and Sim Cain to form the Rollins Band. Their debut album was called Lifetime and was supported by multiple tours. Their next album Hard Volume was released in 1989. During his time with the Rollins Band, Rollins released several spoken word albums. In 1991, the Rollins Band performed at the Lollapalooza festival which garnered attention from new fans of their music. Rollins experienced a traumatizing event that same year when him and his best friend Joe Cole were attacked by two armed robbers. Cole was killed by being shot in the head but Rollins escaped without injury. Rollins continued with his career but the event haunted him for his whole life. In 1992 he released another spoken-word album, Human Butt, started his own record label, 2.13.61., and the Rollins Band dropped End of Silence (the band’s first charting album). The Rollins Band made an appearance at Woodstock ’94 and released Weight.Weight peaked at number 33 on the Billboard 200. Rollins released Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag in 1994 as well, which was another spoken-word album of Rollins reading his Black Flag tour diary. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Recording. Rollins made his big screen debut that same year, playing a police officer in The Chase.
In 1995 the record label for the Rollins Band went bankrupt and Rollins began to focus more on his spoken word career. He also continued to act in films such as Heat (with Al Pacino), Johnny Mnemonic (with Keanu Reeves), and Lost Highway. The original lineup of the Rollins Band disbanded in 1998 and moving forward the band had new members. Rollins’ focus on music began to subside when he got more involved with radio and television. In 2006, Rollins became the host of The Henry Rollins Show which featured interviews with a wide array of guests. The show ended a year later and Rollins went on to host a radio show in California. In 2009, Rollins had a reoccurring role in Sons of Anarachy playing the character of A.J. Weston. He has also made guest appearances on Hawaii Five-O and the animated series The Legend of Korra.
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