Watch Henry Rollins explain why Bernie Sanders and Lady Gaga are punk

Punk icon Henry Rollins is already a pretty fiery guy, so bringing him on First We Feast’s “Hot Ones” to suck down the hottest wings on the planet was a tricky proposition. Luckily, Rollins keeps his cool through each tasting, though the heat does seem to tighten his every muscle, making Rollins burrow into himself,…

In honor of Henry Rollins’ Calvin Klein ad, a look back at punks in commercials

Henry Rollins was recently named one of the faces of Calvin Klein’s fall 2016 global ad campaign, alongside artists like Kate Moss (obviously), Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez, Margot Robbie, Frank Ocean, and Young Thug. Now, that Frank Ocean thing could potentially be seen as annoying, because come on, Frank,…

Henry Rollins inspired The Walking Dead’s Negan, thought he was a shoo-in for the part

Thanks to online quizzes, any fan can determine which character they would be on their favorite TV shows. But Henry Rollins had more reason than most to think he could be a part of The Walking Dead—it turns out he was the physical model for the nefarious Negan. In an interview with Forbes, Rollins reveals that Charlie…

Read This: A Swedish artist has been carefully colorizing punk’s past

Punk rock’s classic era is a little like World War II: It was a violent, tumultuous chapter of history that is often romanticized today. Due to some iconic images, people may think of it as happening in black and white. Ulf Hammarkärr, a graphic designer from Sweden, is helping to change that last part, one image at a…

Trailer for silent Western Gutterdämmerung, starring Iggy Pop and Lemmy, is as crazy you’d expect

We’ve been hearing about Gutterdämmerung and its claim to the title of “loudest silent movie on Earth” for a while now, but news stories about Lemmy from Motörhead playing a crazed military general and Iggy Pop playing a “punk rock angel” named Vicious who introduces sin to mankind with an evil guitar couldn’t really…

Director Scott Crawford on why Salad Days is more than a doc about D.C. hardcore

Few music scenes in history have been as influential—and as misunderstood—as Washington, D.C.’s hardcore scene of the 1980s. After Minor Threat introduced its fierce, anthemic sound and attitude in 1980, the band’s label, Dischord, became the epicenter of a subculture that evolved both musically and ethically as the…

H2 to become the Vice channel, putting cryptozoologists and Henry Rollins out of work

Raising suspicions that maybe Vice Media’s Shane Smith is a supervillain who will reveal his sinister agenda only after he runs every media outlet on Earth, Variety reports that A&E is officially rebranding its H2 channel as Vice. The news comes after A&E bought a 10 percent stake in the company for $250 million, a…

Where to start with the righteous noise of Dischord Records

Washington, D.C. has been in the spotlight more than usual lately, and it has more to do with the recent midterm elections. The city’s music scene—in particular, the punk and hardcore scene that’s revolved for decades around the independent label Dischord Records—has been featured in the second episode of Dave Grohl’s …

Henry Rollins apologized for his shitty thoughts on suicide

Henry Rollins has apologized for criticizing those who have committed suicide, saying in a post to his website, “That I hurt anyone by what I said, and I did hurt many, disgusts me.” He adds that it wasn’t his intent to draw anyone’s ire, saying he’s “had a life of depression,” and that “knowing what I know and having…

Hear the 1980 demo by Henry Rollins’ pre-Black Flag band, S.O.A.

Before Henry Rollins was the frontman of Black Flag and Rollins Band, an author, a publisher, a spoken-word performer, and a TV host, he was Henry Garfield—a kid from Washington, D.C., who was part of that city’s burgeoning punk scene in the late ’70s and early ’80s. But he wasn’t just watching. His first band State…