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Rollins Band

Rollins Band is a band led by Henry Rollins. After the breakup of Black Flag, Rollins released two solo albums, Hot Animal Machine[?] and Drive-By Shootings[?] (which was credited to Henrieta Collins and the Wifebeating Childhaters). The albums featured Chris Haskett[?] (guitar), Bernie Wandell[?] (bass), and Mick Green[?] (drums). The music was highly similar to that of Black Flag, though it flirted more with metal and jazz. Soon after, Rollins formed the Rollins Band with Haskett, bassist Andrew Weiss[?], and drummer Sim Cain[?]. They toured, quickly gaining popularity, and released four albums by 1990.

They caught a break when they were invited to open shows on the Lollapalooza[?] tour in 1991, and in 1992, they released The End of Silence[?]. The singles Low Self Opinion and Tearing were featured on MTV, gaining the band even more exposure. Their music had begun to move away from its original sound, with the band moving into jazz-rock territory, forming a unique "jazz-metal" sound. Weiss left the band after the End of Silence tour; he was replaced by funk bassist Melvin Gibbs[?]. They continued to tour and record, releasing the albums Weight[?] (1994) and Come In and Burn[?] (1997). The first video from Weight, the schizophrenic Liar, was a hit on MTV, with Rollins sporting numerous costumes (including a cop and a nun). However, the band began to stagnate, and split up in 1997.

Rollins replaced the Haskett-Gibbs-Cain lineup with the rock band Mother Superior[?], retaining the name Rollins Band, and released Get Some Go Again[?] (2000) and Nice[?] (2001). They also released a live album, The Only Way to Know for Sure[?].

Albums
Do It[?] (1988)
Life Time[?] (1988)
Hard Volume[?] (1989)
Turned On[?] (1990)
Live In Australia, 1990[?] (1991) (1999 re-issue)
The End of Silence[?] (1992)
Weight[?] (1994)
Come In and Burn[?] (1997)
Get Some Go Again[?] (2000)
Nice[?] (2001)
The Only Way to Know for Sure[?] (2002)
New Album (2003)

EPs/Singles
Disconnect (1994)
Liar (1994)

Links
Henry Rollins official website (http://www.21361.com/)



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