I attended an interview with Henry Rollins during SXSW which was mainly to promote his new show on IFC, which starts tomorrow tonight. In that interview, Rollins was asked about the status of his music career. He essentially responded that he still likes music, but it doesn’t like him, ie that he’d love to keep playing, but not enough people show up anymore to make it feasible for him to continue. Well, a Rollins blog entry this week indicates that “he’s puttin’ the band back together, man” and it’s not that crappy deal he had going for the last several years. It’s the Chris Haskett, Sim Cain, Melvin Gibbs version. August tour dates are being thrown around. I’m wondering if there’ll be an album or if it’s a one shot deal. Will I be disappointed? Probably. MTV picked this up as well.
BTW, here’s Rollins’ blog entry from the day he was in Austin which I missed when I wrote my recap. He mentions Waterloo Records, but not Maudie’s.
And speaking of Rollins, Wired pointed me to a rare video of The Monks performing in Germany. I was introduced to The Monks in the early 90′s when Rollins’s short-lived reissue label, Infinite Zero, put out Black Monk Time.