Beginning in his later years in Black Flag, he has toured as a spoken-word artist, focusing mostly on social topics, as well as recounting his life experiences.His blend of self-deprecating humor and serious discussion of important social issues has gained him great popularity.In 1994 he published these diaries as for an audio book; this recording won a Grammy.
Rollins toured and recorded with Black Flag from 1981 until their breakup in 1986.
During Rollins' tenure, Black Flag's music underwent dramatic changes.
Critic Steve Huey decribes Rollins as "a post-punk renaissance man … and has kept his artistic integrity, becoming a kind of father figure for many alternative bands of the '90s."Rollins grew up in Washington, D. His parents divorced when he was young, and Rollins was raised primarily by his mother, Iris, who taught him to read before he entered school, and who he credits with instilling his lifelong love of reading. He disliked the authoritarian atmosphere and the then-boys-only campus, which impeded his early attempts at dating and made him uncomfortable around women for several years.
He was prescribed Ritalin as a child and was sent to the The Bullis School, a Washington, D. More positively, he said Bullis helped instill in him a sense of discipline and a strong work ethic.
Henry Rollins (born February 13, 1961 as Henry Lawrence Garfield) is an American Grammy Award-winning alternative rock singer and songwriter, spoken word artist, book author (prose and poetry), radio and TV personality, occasional movie actor, comedian, and voice-over artist.