Henry Rollins, Now a Calvin Klein Model, Is In on Crime TV, Out on “Social Networking”

The former Black Flag frontman took a break from touring the world – and modeling – to share his culture diet.

Photo by Tyrone Lebon.

These days, Henry Rollins, who was known for busting heads as the frontman of Black Flag in the ’80s, is keeping things it a bit more civilized – touring the world doing spoken word, making daily stops at the gym, and, to the internet’s surprise, starring in the new Calvin Klein campaign. “I had a very good time,” Rollins said of the shoot. “A woman polished my nails. I got free briefs.” Find out more about what he’s been up to with his culture diet, here.

First thing you read in the morning: News articles on the internet.

Books on your bedside table right now: The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk; Exile on Front Street: My Life as a Hells Angel and Beyond by George Christie; and The Complete David Bowie by Nicholas Pegg.

The TV show keeping you up at night: I sometimes watch crime shows on YouTube. I find them hard to stop watching, even when I have to be up early.

Last movie you saw in theaters: To be precise, it was a film I was in called He Never Died. I saw it at SXSW last year. Beyond that, I honestly do not remember. I find it difficult to sit in a theater for the length of a film; I just can’t justify the time expenditure. I end up getting depressed.

Last thing you saw at the theater: I think it was a play. It was at a small theater in San Diego in 1985. It was about prison; I forget the name. I remember it was really good. There has to be something else but I can’t remember.

Last piece of art you bought, or ogled: I purchased a painting that was used as the cover artwork for an album called “The Crack,” by The Ruts.

Last museum exhibition that you loved: I was recently in some history museums in a few Central Asian countries, which were interesting but a bit propaganda-skewed. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo was probably the best museum experience I ever had. I am going to the Broad Museum in Los Angeles soon; I am looking forward to that.

Release you’re most eagerly anticipating: The new Dinosaur Jr. album “Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not” comes out in September. It’s really great. I don’t check book release schedules. I don’t think I have ever done that. I seem to find out about books months or years after they come out. I don’t anticipate any film ever.

Summer travel destination: This summer so far has been Germany, Belgium, France, Croatia, Spain and England. I still have Holland, Scotland, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia to go before September. I have not gone on a summer trip as it were, since I went to Rehoboth Beach as a kid. I travel fairly frequently, but usually it’s work or research related.

Last song you had on repeat: “I Walk for Miles” by Dinosaur Jr.

Last concert you saw live: Iggy Pop at the Isle of Wight Festival 2016. He is the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of Rock. No one comes close.

Favorite Twitter accounts to follow: I don’t do it, really. I find all social networking stuff to be an empty experience, so I only do the minimum. Tour announcements, etc.

Favorite podcast: The World of Phil Hendrie.

Last thing you do before you go to bed: Check to see if wake-up alarm is set.

Watch all the episodes of “The Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice,” a four-part film series by Gia Coppola, here. Produced for Gucci by W magazine.