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Henry Rollins net worth:
$15 Million

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Henry Rollins Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Henry Rollins is an acclaimed musician, actor, writer, radio host and an activist. He is mostly known as the member of such bands as State of Alert, Black Flag and Rollins Band. What is more, Henry had a role in “Sons of Anarchy” and has also acted in other shows and movies. Another activity which added a lot to Henry’s net worth is him being a host of radio shows and also television shows such as “Jackass”, “The Henry Rollins Show” and others. So how rich is Henry Rollins? It has been estimated that Rollins’ net worth is $15 million. Recently Henry has hosted radio shows and organized speaking tours so there is a chance that this number will change in the future.

Henry Rollins Net Worth $15 Million

Henry Lawrence Garfield, better known as Henry Rollins, was born in 1961, in Washington, D.C. When Henry was just a small boy his parents divorced so he had to live with his mother. Not having both parents might have affected Henry, and this might be one of the reasons why Rollins later suffered from depression. Another problem that he had while being a kid was hyperactivity, but Henry has been able to overcome these problems and achieve what he has now. When Henry finished high school he started studying at the American University but did not finish it and later went to work in many different places. Soon though, Henry became interested in music and started to work as a roadie for different bands.

In 1980 Rollins became a part of the band, called “State of Alert”. This made Henry Rollins’ net worth grow. Unfortunately, “State of Alert” disbanded. Despite this fact, Henry soon became one of the members of the band “Black Flag”. He gained more experience in the music industry and became more popular. Henry even gained acclaim from critics, but again the group disbanded. Then Henry decided to try to release several solo records, and later formed a new group called “Rollins Band”. The band has released 9 studio albums; some of them include “Do It”, “Hard Volume”, “Get Some Go Again”, “Nice” and many others. The success of these albums has had a huge impact on the growth of Henry Rollins’ net worth.

In addition to this, Henry has writen several books. For example, “Black Coffee Blues”, “See a Grown Man Cry”, “Smile, You’re Travelling” and others. He has also appeared in many movies such as “Bad Boys II”, “Wrong Turn 2: Death End”, “The Devil’s Tomb”, “The Alibi” and many others. The roles in these movies also added to Rollins’ net worth.

Lastly, it can be said that Henry is a very active and talented person. Almost everything that he does becomes successful and makes Henry Rollins’ net worth higher. As previously said, Henry is still continuing working and there is a high chance that his net worth will become even higher in the future. What is more, it is a good thing that his fans are still able to enjoy his talent and take some advice from him.

Henry Rollins information

Henry Rollins information

Birth date: February 13, 1961
Birth place: Washington, D.C., United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession:Writer, Actor, Screenwriter, Musician, Journalist, Presenter, Singer, Radio personality, Comedian, Voice Actor
Nationality:American
Music groups:Black Flag (1981 – 1986), Rollins Band, State of Alert (1980 – 1981)
Books:Get in the Van, Black Coffee Blues, Solipsist

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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker2000VideoBenjamin Knox Bonk (voice)
Desperate But Not Serious2000Bartender
Jack Frost1998Sid Gronic
Welcome to Paradox1998TV SeriesDr. Ovid Brazil
Oddville, MTV1997TV Series
Lost Highway1997Guard Henry
Heat1995Hugh Benny
Johnny Mnemonic1995Spider
The Chase1994Officer Dobbs
IDn41991Henry Rollins
Kiss Napoleon Goodbye1990Jackson
The Right Side of My Brain1985Short
Con Man2015-2016TV SeriesStutter / Stutter Dawes
The Last Heist2016Bernard
Gutterdammerung2016Priest Svengali
Adventure Time2010-2016TV SeriesBob Rainicorn / Cookie Man
You're the Worst2015TV SeriesHenry Rollins
Welcome to Showside2015ShortFrank (voice)
Stitchers2015TV SeriesRobert Barbiero
A History of Radness2015TV MovieCoach Carlucci
He Never Died2015Jack
Kroll Show2015TV SeriesBen
The Legend of Korra2014TV SeriesZaheer
Uncle Grandpa2014TV SeriesSkeletony
Dark Prophet2014TV SeriesGen. Adam Luther
Hawaii Five-02013TV SeriesRay Beckett
In the House of Flies2012The Voice
Animal Underworld2012TV SeriesNarrator
The Paul Reiser Show2011TV SeriesHenry
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights2011VideoKilowog (voice)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold2010TV SeriesRobotman
Sons of Anarchy2009TV SeriesAJ Weston
Suck2009Rockin' Roger
The Ballad of G.I. Joe2009Video shortDuke
The Devil's Tomb2009Fulton
American Dad!2009TV SeriesTrucker
Californication2007TV SeriesRadio Show Host
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End2007VideoDale Murphy
Odd Job Jack2007TV SeriesLarry
Shorty McShorts' Shorts2006TV SeriesSkylar
Live Freaky Die Freaky2006voice
Lies & Alibis2006Putty
Feast2005Coach
Shock & Awe: The Tour2005Video
Teen Titans2004TV SeriesJohnny Rancid
Deathdealer: A Documentary2004ShortVincent
Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter2003Video GameMain Character (voice)
A House on a Hill2003Arthur
Bad Boys II2003TNT Leader
Psychic Murders2002VideoJohnny Miracle
The Drew Carey Show2002TV SeriesMr. Jericho - E-Bay Ass Kicking Guy
The New Guy2002Warden
Morgan's Ferry2001Monroe
Time Lapse2001VideoGaines
Scenes of the Crime2001Greg
Batman Beyond1999-2001TV SeriesMad Stan

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
10 Things You Don't Know About2013-2014TV Series documentary co-producer - 14 episodes
Shock & Awe: The Tour2005Video executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
West of Memphis2012Documentary performer: "Damien Echols Death Row Letter Year 9 [Score]"
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone2006Documentary performer: "Judy Is A Punk", "Commando", "Blitzkrieg Bop"
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn2005Video documentary performer: "Liar"
Futurama2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Robbery Homicide Division2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jackass: The Movie2002Documentary as Henry Garfield, "Drinking And Driving"
Beavis and Butt-Head1995-1997TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Johnny Mnemonic1995writer: "I SEE THROUGH"
PCU1994writer: "Drinking and Driving" - as Henry Garfield
Freaked1993performer: "Freaked" / writer: "Freaked"
Body Snatchers1993writer: "YOU DIDN'T NEED"
Pump Up the Volume1990performer: "Kick Out The Jams"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Henry Rollins: Uncut from Israel2007TV Movie documentary
The Henry Rollins Show2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Henry Rollins: Uncut from NYC2006TV Movie
Shock & Awe: The Tour2005Video uncredited
Henry Rollins: Shock & Awe2005Video
Henry Rollins: Live at Luna Park2004Video
Henry Rollins: Up for It2001Video documentary
Ten Monologues from the Lives of the Serial Killers1994writings

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In the House of Flies2012thanks
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory2011Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Punk the Capital, Straight from Washington DC2017Documentary post-production
Dude! Where's My Music?Documentary post-productionHimself
Wacken 20162016TV SeriesHimself
Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape2016DocumentaryHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHimself - Comic
Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Presented by Orange Amplification2014TV MovieHimself
Salad Days2014DocumentaryHimself (voice)
10 Things You Don't Know About2013-2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Morphine Journey of Dreams2014Documentary
Sidewalks Entertainment2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Wacken 3D2014Documentary
Sleepover with Dan & Lauren2014TV SeriesHimself
Riot on the Dance Floor2014DocumentaryHimself
The Eric Andre Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Tom Green Live2013TV SeriesHimself
The Art of Punk2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Brand X with Russell Brand2013TV SeriesHimself
Downloaded2013DocumentaryHimself
The Legend of Cool Disco Dan2012DocumentaryNarrator
Who Is Clinn Rippy?2012DocumentaryHimself
My Career as a Jerk2012Documentary
Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp2012DocumentaryHimself
Clockwork Orange County2012Video documentaryHimself
Who Shot Rock & Roll: The Film2012Documentary shortHimself
A Band Called Death2012DocumentaryHimself, musician
Jobriath A.D.2012DocumentaryNarrator
We Who Wait: The Adverts & TV Smith2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Playboy Morning Show2012TV SeriesHimself
Adam Hills in Gordon St Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
The Project2012TV SeriesHimself
Bad Brains: A Band in DC2012Documentary
West of Memphis2012DocumentaryHimself
Autoluminescent: Rowland S. Howard2011DocumentaryHimself -Interviewee
Bloodied But Unbowed: Uncut2011DocumentaryHimself
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor, Writer and Musician
Looking for Lenny2011DocumentaryHimself
Snake Underworld2011TV MovieHimself - Host
God Bless Ozzy Osbourne2011DocumentaryHimself
UFC Primetime2011TV SeriesHimself - Narrator
Chelsea Lately2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Henry Rollins at 50 : Live at the National Geographic Theater2011VideoHimself - Host
Last Fast Ride: The Life, Love and Death of a Punk Goddess2011DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
Under the Radar: Burma2010DocumentaryHimself
National Geographic Explorer2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2007-2010TV SeriesHimself
Music2010DocumentaryHimself
Sounds Like a Revolution2010Documentary
Search and Destroy: Iggy & The Stooges' Raw Power2010DocumentaryHimself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHimself
RuPaul's Drag Race2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Barbershop Punk2010DocumentaryHimself
Free Radio2009TV SeriesHimself
H for Hunger2009DocumentaryHimself
Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB2009DocumentaryHimself
William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet2009Documentary
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV MovieHimself
Henry Rollins Uncut: New Orleans2008TV MovieHimself
Henry Rollins Uncut from Northern Ireland2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Henry Rollins Uncut from South Africa2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Urban Struggle: The Battle of the Cuckoo's Nest2008Video documentary
Tracks2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Joy of Lex2008TV MovieHimself
Henry Rollins: Uncut from Israel2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome2007DocumentaryHimself
Making Gore Look Good2007Video documentary shortHimself
More Blood, More Guts: The Making of 'Wrong Turn 2'2007Video documentary shortHimself - Dale Murphy
Students of 'The Graduate'2007Video shortHimself
The Seduction2007Video shortHimself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Arto Nyberg2007TV SeriesHimself
Punk's Not Dead2007DocumentaryHimself - Black Flag, SOA
Soft Focus2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Henry Rollins Show2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird2006Video documentary shortHimself
Durch die Nacht mit...2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Ghost on the Highway: A Portrait of Jeffrey Lee Pierce and the Gun Club2006DocumentaryGun Club Producer
The Drug Years2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Too Tough to Die: A Tribute to Johnny Ramone2006DocumentaryHimself
Howard Stern on Demand2006TV SeriesHimself
Henry Rollins: Uncut from NYC2006TV MovieHimself
American Hardcore2006DocumentaryHimself
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Work of Director Anton Corbijn2005Video documentaryHimself (segment "Liar")
Punk: Attitude2005DocumentaryHimself
Dinner for Five2005TV SeriesHimself
We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen2005DocumentaryHimself
HARDtalk Extra2005TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Celebrating the Man in Black: The Making of 'Walk the Line'2005TV Short documentaryHimself - Musician
Henry Rollins: Shock & Awe2005VideoHimself
Pancake Mountain2005TV SeriesHimself
Jackass: Volume Two2004Video
Henry's Film Corner2004TV SeriesHimself - Host
Def Jam Fight for NY2004Video GameHimself (voice)
Ultimate Film Fanatic2004TV SeriesHimself - Judge (2005)
Totally Gayer2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bone Thugs n Harmony: The Collection Volume 22004Video documentaryHimself (segment "War")
Henry Rollins: Live at Luna Park2004VideoHimself
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Boyz Up Unauthorized2003Documentary shortHenry Rollins
50 Sexiest Video Moments2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Jackass: The Movie2002DocumentaryHimself
Full Metal Challenge2002TV SeriesPresenter (host)
The Making of 'Jackass: The Movie'2002TV Special short documentaryHimself
Night Visions2001-2002TV SeriesHimself - Host
One-Hit Wonders2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Politically Incorrect2002TV SeriesHimself
Project Greenlight2001TV SeriesHimself
Henry Rollins: Up for It2001Video documentaryHimself
Howard Stern2001TV SeriesHimself
Henry Rollins, Your Number Is One2001Video shortHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2001TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
25 Years of Punk2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dogtown and Z-Boys2001DocumentaryHimself
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Member, Black Flag (as Black Flag)
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
My Generation2000DocumentaryHimself
Turn Ben Stein On2000TV SeriesHimself
The Human Journey2000TV SeriesHimself - Narrator (2000)
The Panel1999TV SeriesHimself
You Saw Me Up There1998DocumentaryHimself
Sin City Spectacular1998TV SeriesHimself
Rollins Easter Sunday NYC1997Video documentary shortHimself
VH1 Legends1997TV Series documentaryNarrator
Platinum1997TV MovieHimself at the Cocktail
The Rodman World Tour1997TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1997TV Series documentaryNarrator
Unsolved Mysteries1996TV Series documentaryHimself
State of the Union: Undressed1995TV MovieHimself
Woodstock '941995Video documentaryHimself
Jugular Wine: A Vampire Odyssey1994Himself
Dennis Miller Live1994TV SeriesHimself
Freaks, Nerds & Weirdos1994TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself
No Age, New York1993Himself
MTV Sports1993TV SeriesHimself - Rant and Rave
Unplugged1993TV Series documentaryHimself
The Word1993TV SeriesHimself
Rollins: Talking from the Box1992DocumentaryHimself
Reality 86'd1991DocumentaryHimself
Words in Your Face1991TV ShortHimself
Gang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets1989DocumentaryHimself
Black Flag Live1984DocumentaryHimself
The Slog Movie1982Documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks2014TV Series documentaryCoach
JBTV2010TV SeriesHimself
Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow2005DocumentaryHimself
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation1999DocumentaryHimself
Sonic Youth: Teenage Riot1988Video shortHimself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Action/DramaThe Legend of Korra (2012)
2015BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/DramaThe Legend of Korra (2012)· Janet Varney
· David Faustino
· P.J. Byrne
· Seychelle Gabriel
· J.K. Simmons
· Mindy Sterling
· Zelda Williams
· Anne Heche
· Philece Sampler

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest ActorHe Never Died (2015)
2015BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role - Action/DramaThe Legend of Korra (2012)
2015BTVA Television Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series - Action/DramaThe Legend of Korra (2012)· Janet Varney
· David Faustino
· P.J. Byrne
· Seychelle Gabriel
· J.K. Simmons
· Mindy Sterling
· Zelda Williams
· Anne Heche
· Philece Sampler


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#Fact
1Departing for Afghanistan, for his fourth USO Tour this year. [December 2004]
2Hosting "Henry's Film Corner" - a monthly film review/interview show on Independent Film Channel. [December 2004]
3On Saturday, December 4, at midnight, Henry's Film Corner, his new monthly film show will begin on the IFC Channel. [December 2004]
4Hosts a weekly radio show, "Harmony in My Head," on Indie 103.1 FM in Los Angeles, CA. [May 2004]
5Hosting the construction/competition game show "Full Metal Challenge" on The Learning Channel. [October 2002]
6Made a cameo in the video game Def Jam Fight for NY (2004) as the owner of the gym and the guy you go to for new moves.
7In 2010, he traveled to such places as Senegal, Mali, Ireland, China, North Korea, Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, Uganda, and South Sudan.
8Collaborated with William Shatner on a song on Shatner's album "Has Been". The song was entitled "I Can't Get Behind That".
9He took the stage name of Rollins shortly after joining Black Flag. The name came from notes exchanged between friend Ian MacKaye and himself when they were teenagers. The notes typically contained fake threats that were signed by a mystery character named "Rollins".
10Won a Grammy in 1994 for Best Spoken Word Album for "Get in the Van: On the Road with Black Flag", the same year he was nominated for Best Heavy Metal Performance for "Liar"
11Despises the music of Nine Inch Nails and Moby (and most electronics-based musical artists in general).
12Has a multi-tiered career: sings, acts, writes books and poetry, does spoken word performances, runs his own record label and book publishing company, and now also TV film critic, and radio DJ.
13Among the musical artists he admires least: Depeche Mode, Bruce Springsteen and U2 (which he says has the worst rhythm section he's ever heard).
14Lives off Hollywood Blvd in the Hollywood foothills, California.
15In December of 1991, in their shared house in Venice, California, his best friend Joe Cole (son of actor Dennis Cole) was shot and killed during a robbery attempt. The crime remains unsolved and was featured on Unsolved Mysteries (1987).
16Started working out as an underclassman at the Bullis School at the suggestion of a history teacher and Vietnam veteran. He got his first workout equipment from Sears and was told to not look in the mirror. When he finally did several months later, "it was a huge revelation" as he'd been a scrawny youth that was frequently picked on and didn't stand up for himself. In tenth grade, he defended himself and ultimately hospitalized a senior. Though he still feels other students regarded him as a freak, he wasn't teased as much.
17Sang in early hardcore punk band Black Flag.
18Founder of 2.13.61, a record label and publishing company. The digits of the company's name are Henry's date of birth (February 13, 1961).
19Founded the record labels InfiniteZero, 213CD, and more recently, the "District Line" label, which will focus on rare and unreleased music from Washington DC area artists.

#Quote
1(2008, on marriage) I am better off on my own. I don't hate people but prefer my own company. People are complicated, relationships tend to normalize things and to me, obscure aspects of life that I want to experience. The last thing I want is to come off the road to a woman. Nothing against women, I just don't want to answer questions, check in, explain myself, etc. Also, I don't want to have that safety net of unconditional love or whatever. I would rather load my pack, dress for cold weather and hit the trail while it's still dark out.
2(1998) I don't want a wife and I don't want kids. I'm 36 and if I met a woman of my own age and married her, I'd also be marrying her former life, her past. It might be OK for some people - I don't want to judge it or anything - but it's not for me. It would destroy my creativity.
3(2004) I have a low threshold for boredom. I'd rather do stuff than talk about doing stuff. The idea is to work vigorously. All my heroes work vigorously: Miles Davis, Duke Ellington. I'd rather do that than take three months off to find myself on some beach.
4(2004, on his level of fame) I don't need security to go to the grocery store. People recognize me all the time at the grocery store or at the hardware store. Do I get talked to a lot? Yes. Do I get recognized? Within one traffic light. The car next to me. Within a minute of walking to any hotel, airport, restaurant, store...within a minute. I see my name being lip-synced by someone pointing at me. It comes with. But do I have to run from paparazzi? No. They want the young, handsome guy with the hot chick. Not the short graying man who walks alone. I'm so not interesting to these people. I can't tell you how little they give a fuck, which is fine. It allows me to do what I need to do.
5(2008, on travel) I'd gladly do 200 shows a year. I fare better on the road than at home. I train better. I eat better. I think better. [I suffer] less depression. After five or six days home I itch to get back into the world." He pats his laptop and his travel bag: "This is my office and home - I've been living like this since 1981.
6(1998) I just get things done instead of talking about getting them done. I don't go out and party. I don't smoke, drink or do drugs and I'm not married, that leaves a lot of time for my work.
7(2011, on what got him into in-depth world travel) In rock 'n' roll and the other touring I do, I get to see a fair chunk of the world. Europe, a lot. Which is nice. But it's not the world. It's just Europe. Australia, New Zealand. Sometimes Japan. And the odd date in Singapore. We went to Moscow. We went to Warsaw. Pretty cool. But it's not going to get you to Egypt or Djibuti, or the Middle East. So at one point in the '90s, I was talking to a journalist who said, "You do a lot of travel." I said, "Yeah, but I've never been to Africa." And it stuck with me. Why not? I'm curious. I'd like to see the Sphinx. I'd like to meet a Masai tribesman. What's my excuse? So I decided, I'm going to go to Kenya, Madagascar and South Africa. It was 1997, I believe. And it was mind-blowing to see such a different part of the world. Kenya was the first place I landed. The first thing you see when you come out of the cloud cover is this herd of zebra moving out of your way. You land in a small plane and you disturb the zebra. So they all run. My mind was completely blown. It was basically weeks of that. Like, look out for the elephant! Don't let the monkeys get into your tent! Okay, duly noted. It was great to have my mind expanded like that. Then I said I'd better go to Africa every year, and I've pulled it off almost every year. One thing led to another and I was going to the Middle East, Southeast Asia. A buddy of mine, a diplomat, said, "We're living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and we can get you a diplomatic visa. Want to come visit?" Uh, yeah! It's hard to get into that country. I got a visa for Iran; that took couple of years. Finally got a visa for North Korea. I went there about a year ago.
8(2011, on his travel style) I just travel the world with my backpack and my cameras and a bunch of Clif bars. I hit the streets every day with no real plan besides walking and seeing what happens or taking a taxi across town and finding my way back. Or I look out the top of the hotel and see an area and say, okay, I'm going there today-that slum, that village. I go through souks and bazaars and stores. People come up and ask, "My friend, what are you doing here?" My icebreaker is, "I'm here to meet you." Which is true, and also sometimes cracks them up. They say, "Me?" I say, "Oh yeah, man, I'm Henry, what's happening?" I've had that conversation in Islamabad, Beirut, Tehran, and I'm still here. I think when you show genuine curiosity, and when you're confident enough to walk alone with a smile on your face, people think, he really wants to be here. And you ask a question, and all of a sudden you're getting invited in for tea and food. If you're polite and show due respect, I think people get it. It's almost canine and instinctive, and when you're being disingenuous, they get that, too. But when you're being genuinely kind, it's so disarming.
9(2011) I beg young people to travel. If you don't have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you're going to see your country differently, you're going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You're going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. It's not what Tom Friedman writes about; I'm sorry. You're going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking 12 miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can't get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people-Americans and Europeans-come back and go, Ohhhhh. And the light bulb goes on.
10(2011) You'll never convince me that bombing Iran is a good idea. I had too much of a good time in Iran. Just unforced hospitality unleashed upon me everywhere I went. Literally, just walking around by myself. The only thing that sucked was the freezing weather. Otherwise, no one would let me spend money. Every dinner...Dinner parties every night in different homes, interesting discussions and debates until 2 in the morning, some of the best food I've ever had, the best ice cream I've ever had. And walking the streets by day and getting into interesting conversations.
11[1995] The last time I got into a fight was two years ago in Germany. I knocked a guy's tooth out, broke his nose, put eight stitches in his eye and got arrested by the German cops. I just meant to back him up, but I busted him up.
12[1995, on meeting Steven Seagal] The guy was beyond belief. I think I would rather drink latex paint than be in a movie with him. However, he does know his shit about aikido: I would not want to mess with him. He stalled, asking me what I was doing in his office, why I wanted to meet with him. And that was really strange because I didn't even want to be there. He called me. I only went because my agent asked me to go. Then Seagal wanted to know how much experience I had with guns. When I told him I had none, he looked at me as if I had better move out of town, That's when I walked out of there and saw all these people in his front office, nervously clutching scripts. Apparently, he was casting On Deadly Ground (1994). That clown is a guy who definitely lives in his fucking scene. And there is danger there.
13[1995] I don't have anything else but work. I have no hobbies, no wife, no children, no drug habit to maintain. Nothing is in my way. I'm very simple. I'm used to living in a backpack for months out of the year.
14[2010, on landing his presenter job with National Geographic] What I'm hoping for is that National Geographic keeps me oh so busy. This is a job that I've wanted since I was about 8. You know, I grew up near the National Geographic building [in Washington, DC], I've had the magazine all my life. It's National Geographic that first let me see the Sphinx and the Pyramids, and I always said, "I'm going to see those," because I was inspired by them. And since then, I've been to the Pyramids a few times. And so to be able to be a presenter, a host on the National Geographic Channel, I can't tell you what a big deal it is for me. Especially coming from music, where . . . you know, I could go out and sing those old songs and look like a damned fool, as so many of my peers sometimes do. They fall in love with their past, and they go up there, gray-haired, and play. And . . . I don't want to. I'm not putting down the people that do. I just want to do something else. And if you asked me what I'd rather do instead of going out and playing the same old songs, well, I'd like to work at a place like National Geographic. And it happened. Well, at least for now. You never know. But as it is now, I'm kind of in that "no way" phase of everything, 'cause I really want to be there. They're an amazing group of people, and documentary stuff is really what I'd like to . . . I'd be happy just doing that for the rest of my life.
15I got no problem with Britney Spears or *NSYNC, really, just because that kind of stuff has always been around and they're not calling it anything more than just some fun. That's why I didn't mind Spice Girls, they're just fun. But Bono thinks he's changing the world with his music.
16Good question about the anger. It is perhaps something else; an awareness, a catalyst. All I know is, when everything seems to be going well, it feels like a scam!
17Nothing brings people together more than a mutual hatred.
18Want a good body? Work at it. Want to be a success? Work at it. Want to be truly exceptional? Be a touch insane . . . You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
19If you hate your parents, the man, or the establishment, don't show them up by getting wasted and wrapping your car around a tree. If you really want to rebel against your parents: outearn them, outlive them, and know more than they do.
20I don't want to pass through life like a smooth plane ride.
21When you start to doubt yourself the real world will eat you alive.
22The ones who don't do anything are always the ones who try to pull you down.
23Whenever I get dumped [by a girlfriend]), I nail the door shut so that no one can come inside, get a towel and clip it around my neck so it's like a Superman cape, take off my shoes so I can slide across the room, and . . . get a fake mic, like a celery stick or a pen, and I play any record that features the vocalist Ronnie James Dio. And you can just pretend you're Dio, because on every album he does, he has minimum one, usually three, *EVIL WOMAN LOOK OUT!*- songs.
24You can get away with a lot of shit if it looks like it's all you know how to do.

#Trademark
1Strong chin and thick neck
2Usually performs barefoot on stage wearing nothing but shorts
3Usually wears all black
4Insightful, often brutally outspoken
5Has many tattoos covering his body, including an assortment on his arms, the Black Flag logo on the back of his neck, and a large sun on his back accompanied with the words "Search and Destroy". The sun can be found on the cover of the Rollins Band album, "The End of Silence" (1992).

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