Rob Halford, Bob Coburn, Henry Rollins 
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The Only Way To Know For Sure [Rollins Band] (2002)
A Rollins In The Wry (2001)
Nice [Rollins Band] (2001)
Insert Band Here: Live In Australia 1990 (1999)
Life Time (1999)
Hot Animal Machine (1999)
Henry Rollins (1961-Present), vocals
Henry Rollins was one of the celebrity Mac users featured in a mid-’90s Macintosh Computers ad campaign that ran in print and on television. The magazine version featured Rollins's photo plus a list of items he was carrying in his PowerBook:

Henry Rollins
Musician/Spoken Word Performer

My show log
My workout log
Eye Scream, a book in progress
Get in the Van, a book in progress
Other people's books I'm proofreading
A fax modem
My journal
An article for Details
An article for Elle
An article for Purr
DateBook Pro
Microsoft Word
The release schedule for Infinite Zero Records
My tour schedule
The preface to a friend's book
Phone numbers and addresses
Lots of letters
Lots of faxes
A lyric book
Liner notes for Hubert Selby's
spoken word CD
Transcripts from recent interviews
Notes for my next video
A list of things that are true
Henry Rollins
As a teenager, Henry Rollins performed with various punk outfits in the burgeoning Washington, DC hard-core scene of the late ’70s. A huge fan of Black Flag, Rollins was in the audience at one of the band’s performances in New York city. At one point during that set he leapt on stage, grabbed the mike and started singing. Later, after original Black Flag singer Keith Morris left to form the Circle Jerks and a couple interim singers had come and gone, the band contacted Rollins who fronted the band from 1981 until it broke up in 1986.

After Black Flag dissolved, Rollins didn’t miss a beat, but continued on as a solo artist (1987’s Hot Animal Machine and the Drive By Shooting EP, recorded as Henrietta Collins and the Wifebeating Childhaters) and spoken-wordsmith (Big Ugly Mouth, also 1987). A year later, Rollins had assembled the first incarnation of the Rollins Band (guitarist Chris Haskett, bassist Andrew Weiss, drummer Simeon Cain), and the next three years saw the release of several live recordings, two studio albums (Life Time, Hard Volume) and a couple spoken word collections.

In 1991, the Rollins Band signed with Imago Records and landed a spot on that summer’s Lollapalooza Tour. Unfortunately the high points of the year were leveled in December when Rollins and his best friend, Joe Cole, were held up by gunmen who shot Cole, fatally wounding him.

The next few years found Rollins further exploring his publishing interests via 2.13.61, the imprint he’d begun in 1984. Among the writers whose works 2.13.61 has issued are literary-minded musicians like Nick Cave and Exene Cervenka as well as authors like Henry Miller and Hubert Selby. In 1992 the Rollins Band also saw the release of its Imago debut, The End of Silence.

Nineteen-ninety-four was a banner year for Rollins. His band had its first hit album Weight; the double-disc Get In the Van: On the Road With Black Flag (a collection of readings from Rollins’s memoir) won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Recording; the Rollins Band landed a spot on Woodstock ’94; Details magazine named him Man of the Year and gave him a column; and Rollins made his acting debut in the film The Chase.

The remainder of the decade found the post-punk renaissance man pursuing a variety of experimental music and spoken word projects. In 1998, he dissolved the Rollins Band, only to resurrect it a short time later with a new lineup (guitarist Jim Wilson, bassist Marcus Blake, drummer Jason Mackenroth). In 2002 he revisited Black Flag terrain with a benefit album designed to raise money to help support the legal defense fund for “The WM3” — three West Memphis teens accused and convicted of the alleged satanic murders of three eight year old boys in 1993. The album featured the Rollins Band playing Black Flag songs with various singers fronting it on different tracks.
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