Henry Rollins was born on February 13, 1961. He is an American performer, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, radio host, activist and musician. He is well known as the lead singer for the band Black Flag and well known for his band The Rollins Band, which formed after Black Flag broke up. He also does many spoken word performances.
Henry Rollins is an outspoken activist for human rights, especially gay rights. “Rollins frequently speaks out on social justice on his spoken word tours and promotes equality, regardless of sexuality. He was the host of the WedRock benefit concert, which raised money for a pro-gay-marriage organization. During the 2003 Iraq War, he started touring with the United Service Organizations to entertain troops overseas while remaining against the war… He has also been active in the campaign to free the “West Memphis Three”—three young men who were believed by their supporters to have been wrongfully convicted of murder, and who have since been released from prison, but not exonerated. Rollins appears with Public Enemy frontman Chuck D on the Black Flag song “Rise Above” on the benefit album Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three, the first time Rollins had performed Black Flag’s material since 1986.” (Source: Wikipedia)
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