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What is Henry Rollins’ net worth?
Henry Rollins is a singer and actor who has a net worth of $6 million. Henry Rollins headed the hardcore punk band Black Flag from 1981 to 1986. Thereafter, he recorded several spoken word albums, and formed the Rollins Band. Beyond music, Rollins has hosted numerous radio and television shows, appeared in films, and has been heavily involved in activism and political causes in America.
Early life and education
Henry Rollins was born Henry Lawrence Garfield on February 13, 1961, in Washington, DC. She is the only child of Iris and Paul. His parents divorced when Rollins was three years old; Later his mother took care of him. Growing up, he faced sexual abuse and depression. He went to Bullis School, an all-boys preparatory school in Potomac, Maryland, where he cultivated a disciplined work ethic. After graduating, Rollins enrolled at American University, but dropped out after one semester. Thereafter, he worked a series of minimum-paying jobs as a courier for kidney samples at the National Institutes of Health.
In the late ’70s, Rollins began venturing into punk rock with his friend Ian McKay, and worked as a roadie for various bands in the DC area. One of the bands, Teen Idols, invited her to sub for their absent lead vocalist Nathan Strjesek. After this, talk of Rollins’ skills spread in the punk scene. In 1980, he joined the members of the punk band The Extorts, who had lost their frontman, to form the group State of Alert. Rollins became the band’s vocalist and frontman, and wrote many of its songs. State of Alert released their only EP titled “No Policy” in 1981.
Rollins initially became a fan of California punk band Black Flag when a friend gave him a copy of its “Nervous Breakdown” EP. Subsequently, he exchanged letters with the band’s bassist Chuck Dukowski, and invited Black Flag to stay at his parents’ house while he toured the East Coast. Impressed by his vocals, and in need of a new vocalist, the group asked Rollins to be their new frontman. After joining Black Flag in 1981, Rollins sold his car, quit his job, and moved to Los Angeles. He released six studio albums and two live albums with the band, including “Damaged,” “My War,” “Family Man,” “Lose Nut,” and “Who’s Got the 10½?”
With Black Flag, Rollins developed an intense stage persona, where he continued to move and grow along with the stage. Although critics were often impressed, Black Flag itself was not. During a concert, Rollins assaulted an audience member who attacked his bandmate. Tension plagued the group, with guitarist Dez Cadena leaving and founder Greg Ginn fired Chuck Dukowski. In addition, Black Flag began to transition to more heavy metal-inspired music, which left many fans alienated. At concerts, fans would express their displeasure by scratching, punching, and stabbing Rollins, who often dragged him onto the stage and fought back. Black Flag disbanded in 1986, and reunited sometime in 2003, 2013 and 2019.
Rollins Band and Solo Career
While he was still part of Black Flag, Rollins toured as a solo spoken word artist, and released the album “Short Walk on a Long Pier” in 1985. He released two solo records in 1987: “Hot Animal Machine” and “Big Ugly Mouth.” During this time, Rollins joined guitarist Chris Haskett, drummer Sim Cain and bassist Andrew Weiss to form the band. The group toured constantly, and in 1987 released their first album, “Life Time”. This was followed by “Hard Volume” in 1989. Later albums included “The End of Silence,” “Wet,” “Come in and Burn,” and “Nice.”
Rollins has released several spoken word albums throughout his career. They include four volumes of “Sweatbox,” “Human Butt,” “The Boxing Life,” “Eric the Pilot,” “A Rollins in the Very,” and “Talk Is Cheap.” He has also voiced audiobooks including his memoir “Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag” and Max Brooks’ zombie novel “World War Z”.
Television, film and radio
Due to his fame in the Rollins Band, Rollins began to appear frequently on television and film in the 90s and 2000s. His credits on TV include “Alternate Nations,” “MTV Sports,” “Unsolved Mysteries,” “Welcome to Paradox,” “Batman Beyond,” “Jackass,” and “The Legend of Korra.” In 2009, he had a recurring role as AJ Weston in the action crime series “Sons of Anarchy”. Rollins has also hosted various shows including “The Henry Rollins Show” and “10 Things You Don’t Know About”. Meanwhile, on the big screen, Rollins has starred in such films as “The Chase,” “Johnny Mnemonic,” “Heat,” “Lost Highway,” “The New Guy,” “Bad Boys II,” and “Music.” . “
In 2004, Rollins began hosting a weekly Los Angeles radio show called “Harmony in My Head”. Later, in 2009, he started hosting a weeknight show on KCRW. He also records a semi-regular podcast with Heidi May titled “Henry & Heidi”.
Personal life and activism
Rollins has not been in a romantic relationship since his 20s. He is childless by choice, and considers himself a single person who prefers to maintain some intimate relationship.
An ardent human rights activist, Rollins is outspoken in support of LGBTQ rights. He also toured with the USO during the Iraq War, and after his service began a campaign to help veterans better reintegrate into society. Additionally, Rollins has been involved in efforts to legalize cannabis, along with the World Hunger Relief charity.
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