The Night Henry Rollins Was Almost Murdered

Loren Kantor
RiverRhythms
Published in
3 min readMar 26, 2024

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Henry Rollins (right) was nearly murdered during a robbery in 1991.

Henry Rollins is a hardcore music legend. As lead singer for Black Flag (1981–86) and the Rollins Band (1987–2006), he was a figurehead in the Los Angeles punk rock scene. He became a music radio host, an actor and a columnist for LA Weekly. He was no stranger to violence having engaged in fights with punk rock audience members for years. But in 1991, he nearly lost his life.

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Loren Kantor
RiverRhythms

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.