History Music / HenryRollins

1st Aug '16 10:38:40 AM TheWanderer
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* UnknownRival: According to one of his stories, he was this for Music/IggyPop. In the story, Rollins describes several concerts where he was opening for Iggy and decided to try to upstage and outplay Iggy. Each time, (despite Rollins' best efforts) Iggy blows them off the stage without even trying, and then inadvertently rubs salt in the wound by complimenting Rollins and his band so much about how great they were. Finally, Rollins trains for months, amps himself up to the nth degree, and plays himself half to death trying to upstage Iggy. It finally forces Iggy to take him seriously... and Iggy still blows him off the stage, except now Iggy actually exerts himself slightly and goes crazier than usual during the performance. In Rollins' own words "Then you realize... you're never going to beat the master." [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL-3wqN_YCE Watch Henry tell the story as only he can]].
21st Jun '16 1:06:38 AM gewunomox
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** While in line to get tickets at a {{Kiss}} show, a drug-addled, white trash meathead ahead of him in line recognized him and began gushing about his work to him, making Henry uncomfortable to have such a...''specimen'' of humanity be a fan of his.

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** While in line to get tickets at a {{Kiss}} Music/{{KISS}} show, a drug-addled, white trash meathead ahead of him in line recognized him and began gushing about his work to him, making Henry uncomfortable to have such a...''specimen'' of humanity be a fan of his.
15th Jun '16 11:27:32 AM bt8257
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* {{Badass}}[=/=]BadassGrandpa: 53 years old, still limitless energy, still publishing and performing and still looks like he could punch through a truck.

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* {{Badass}}[=/=]BadassGrandpa: 53 55 years old, still limitless energy, still publishing and performing and still looks like he could punch through a truck.
12th Jan '16 11:04:04 PM bt8257
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* LampshadingTheObscureReference: When working in a science lab, he would write Music/{{Devo}} on his chemical protective suit (as they looked like something Devo would wear onstage, hell, probably was), to the bafflement of the middle aged scientists working there. He would then proceed to make of them for being out of touch, despite at the time Devo being a fairly obscure band.

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* LampshadingTheObscureReference: LampshadedTheObscureReference: When working in a science lab, he would write Music/{{Devo}} on his chemical protective suit (as they looked like something Devo would wear onstage, hell, probably was), to the bafflement of the middle aged scientists working there. He would then proceed to make of them for being out of touch, despite at the time Devo being a fairly obscure band.
14th Nov '15 1:49:42 AM Inspeps
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-> ''"My name's Henry. And you're with '''me''' now."''
18th Oct '15 12:48:32 PM nitroglycol
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* DrugsAreBad: Staunch anti-drug, alcohol and tobacco. Most find it hard to believe (see CassandraTruth).

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* DrugsAreBad: Staunch Staunchly anti-drug, including alcohol and tobacco. Most find it hard to believe (see CassandraTruth).
7th Jun '15 7:35:58 PM recharge138
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He can currently be heard bi-weekly on his podcast ''Henry and Heidi'' along with his assistant Heidi May.
2nd May '15 3:29:15 AM SeptimusHeap
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** He has so many of these that he served as host to NationalGeographic's documentary on "[[http://youtu.be/35cOqZI067E The Warrior Gene]]", wondering whether he had it - [[spoiler: he did not]].

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** He has so many of these that he served as host to NationalGeographic's Magazine/NationalGeographic's documentary on "[[http://youtu.be/35cOqZI067E The Warrior Gene]]", wondering whether he had it - [[spoiler: he did not]].
13th Feb '15 5:38:12 PM coinneach
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** The entirety of the ''Eric the Pilot'' saga (the whole tale takes up an entire spoken word disc). Henry's flight got cancelled to a gig in Oklahoma, and as he scrambled for a new flight out of St. Louis, a "pilot" approached and said he would take him on his small charter plane. The plane got completely lost and made an emergency landing in a tiny air strip in the middle of nowhere. Turns out Eric a) was not a licensed pilot (still in training) and b) had taken the plane without his company's or the FFA's permission. He was just a huge fan trying to impress and help his idol.

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** The entirety of the ''Eric the Pilot'' saga (the whole tale takes up an entire spoken word disc). Henry's flight got cancelled to a gig in Oklahoma, and as he scrambled for a new flight out of St. Louis, a "pilot" approached and said he would take him on his small charter plane. The plane got completely lost and made an emergency landing in a tiny air strip in the middle of nowhere. Turns out Eric a) was not a licensed pilot (still in training) and b) had taken the plane without his company's or the FFA's permission. He was just a huge fan trying to impress and help his idol.
11th Nov '14 9:24:46 AM AndyLA
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** ''Get in the Van'' includes his annoyance at fans of Black Flag who told him he had "ruined" the band by taking over on vocals.
** Invoked in a bit about how a lot of bands "mature" and "grow" as musicians, and end up sucking as a result. Used as an example of why he loves Music/{{Slayer}}, because they're always...''Slayer.''
--> "Destruction. Will. Occur! Fuck yeah it will!"
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