Henry Rollins To Headline The Space At Westbury On Oct. 26, Talks Long Island & More
Henry Rollins has had a 36-year career like no other. As a singer, he led the Rollins Band through more than a dozen albums, which followed more than a half-dozen releases with Black Flag. As a spoken word artist, he has released numerous audiobooks, albums and home videos. Henry has also been successful as an actor, TV host and record label owner. He is the rare entertainer that is embraced by both mainstream and indie-minded fans.
Henry returns to Long Island with an Oct. 26 live show at The Space At Westbury. In support of that show, the Washington D.C. native tackled some Q&A for No Place Like Long Island. Henry Rollins can be visited online at www.henryrollins.com, in addition to his keeping active on Twitter and Facebook.
When did you first perform on Long Island? Any recollection?
HR: May 31, 1982 -- Black Flag did a show there with the Angelic Upstarts. I remember that the Upstarts were really good and that I talked with the singer briefly. Beyond that, I have no memory of the show.
Have you ever been to Long Island aside from touring?
HR: I believe I was there a couple of summers ago to do some wreck diving. Beyond that, I don’t believe so.
Is there anything that you miss about living on the East Coast?
HR: Seasons. Rain. The speed and density of East Coast cities. The low B.S. factor. Mainly the seasons. Autumn. When I am off the road, I am in Los Angeles, which is pretty much one season all year.
Upcoming tour aside, what else is coming up for you?
HR: This tour goes into early 2017. After that’s done. I will seek employment. I will be working on editing down manuscripts for publication and hope to have two books out next year. Beyond that, hopefully an opportunity to travel.
Finally, is there anything you haven't yet accomplished but still hope to?
HR: There are a lot of destinations I want to get to. Countries in central Africa, places like that. As far as job descriptions, I can’t think of anything. I never had plans in life. I just gone out into the territory and took it as it came.