Here’s How Henry Rollins Writes (Slightly NSFW)

Prolific is a weak word to describe Authority Rainmaker 2015 keynote speaker Henry Rollins. In fact, most words fail to capture his many dimensions.
In August of 1981, young Henry got his start, joining the seminal punk band Black Flag. Following the band’s breakup in 1986, he started 2.13.61, a record label and publishing company. Shortly after that, he formed the breakthrough Rollins Band.
He went on to become an author and spoken-word artist. Endless work in print, film, radio, and television followed.
But you might find yourself wondering why The Writer Files would showcase a punk icon. Simple …
The unapologetic content marketing punk
Content marketing is do-it-yourself media, and Henry was doing DIY media while some of us were still kicking the slats out of our cribs. And he was doing it in a way that makes us all look like slackers as adults.
Black Flag recorded, financed, and distributed their own records; set up and promoted their own shows; and created their own merchandise.
Henry published his own books (nearly 30 at last count) on his own imprint, and toured the world multiple times as a spoken-word artist under his own initiative.
And at 54 years old, this unapologetic punk is showing no signs of slowing down.
The hardest working man in show business
He’s got a weekly radio show in Los Angeles, and he writes for the LA Weekly and Rolling Stone Australia. A few months ago, he launched his hilarious podcast, Henry & Heidi.
The Washington Post said he was

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