Henry Rollins Is Officially Cooler Than Everyone

12/24/2013 11:30 AM PST, by
We don't really talk much about Henry Rollins here, because, you know, Henry doesn't twerk and he doesn't wear stupid things or say stupid things. No, Henry is off on his own separate level of coolness, being wonderful and smart and, well, super dang cool. But he recently did a little interview with Rolling Stone, and he discussed all the twerking and the saying of stupid things, and goodness, you guys, he's still pretty much perfect.

On Daft Punk:

"I've never heard Daft Punk; I've never heard a track of theirs in my life. They're the two guys with motorcycle helmets on? You know what, you will take this any way you will. That to me is like Rolling Stone music. It's the shit that's in your magazine. And it's like, that world. . .  I'm so glad that you all have found your people, but that world is so alienating to me. Anything that gets on the Grammys or the American Music Awards. . .  like, was Miley Cyrus on the cover of your magazine? Yeah, see, I like real music. John Coltrane's my favorite musician, what am I doing reading Rolling Stone? You know what I mean?"

More on Miley:

"She's part of that bigger world of music I was just talking about. All of it to me is like, long may it wave, I don't have anything against anyone doing their thing, but it's just not for me. And Robin Thicke, is that the guy? I have no idea what he sounds like. I've never heard Kelly Clarkson, I just, I live in a different musical world."

On the magic of David Bowie:

"I finally, forensically listened to the new David Bowie record. I put in a pair of good earphones and really sat down with that record on a day off. It's way better than I thought it was the first time around. I don't know why he uses those heavy-handed studio drummers for everything, but the songs are pretty amazing lyrically and there's a lot of great backing vocals and some really smart overdubs. It took me a long time to get into modern David Bowie. I was such a fan. I got up really early this morning and listened to Station to Station and just went aw. Those records, those Bowie records to me are just about as good as a record can get."

Yes, Henry. Drop all your wisdom on us. We really do need it so. 
Filed Under:  Henry Rollins , Interview

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887 days ago

Snooty hipsters they are like but holes - everyone has one hanging around. Another stupid article.

887 days ago

Henry Rollins is, has been, and always will be , cooler than anyone, anywhere. In universes known and unknown, if there is life, he will be superior in every way. The man simply can do wrong. He is the best role model for staying true to one's self, sustaining self respect, and just generally being a bad motherfucker.

I love that man.

Henry Rollins/John Stewart 2016!!

887 days ago

Coltrane, the guy everyone goes to when they want to sound cool. Even Bryan the dog on Family Guy drops his name when he's trying to impress the ladies. Is he being asked about these people? Because for someone that is so cool that he has never heard of them or heard their music, it's amazing that he knows there name.

887 days ago

Super pretentious douche.

887 days ago

I hate when people are pretentious about music. "Oh, I listen to Coltrane, I've never heard *your* music"...what a pretentious douche. Get your head out of your ass.

887 days ago

I've always liked Henry Rollins, back in the day as a punk rocker with Black Flag and later on the Rollins Band. More recently from all the non-music undertakings, as an activist, actor, journalist, commentator etc. He is coolness comes from the fact that he is a veritable rennaisance man. He is plugged into many facets of society and popular culture, politics, journalism, technology etc.

I don't really uderstand what makes him a hipster?!?!? He is anything but that, he doesn't wear skinny jeans and ironic facial hair...Henry Rollins embodies everything that is best about a free thinking human being aware of the world he or she lives in!

Just because he doesn't listen to musicians that you or I might, doesn't make him arrogant or pretentious. I don't recall him saying that you shouldn't or couldn't. He is just stating his opinion and personal taste. I needn't be your own, and you don't have to agree with what he says of does.

885 days ago

You guys at fishwrapper suck, you only like him cuz he's an old rocker and that's cool for hipsters to like even those he's basically saying good for miley. You are so skewed at fishwrapper. Ugh.

884 days ago

So basically Henry Rollins is completely ignorant to all music but his choice selection. Not very cool Henry.

884 days ago

i hope big hank soon realizes that you can have good taste without being a fuck about it. i don't know much about those bands/musicians either, but dismissing something simply because it is popular then saying you like coltrane one of the more disingenuous things ive read today

884 days ago

How can Rollins be taken seriously when he is judging music that he has never listened to? He's either lying about this or is just bloviating in ignorance. Either way, his opinion can be completely discounted as cranky old man cane waving. I guess 5 years as the second singer to a decent band allows you to be music's moral zeitgeist. I don't remember him bemoaning Rolling Stone's taste in music when he was featured repeatedly in early 90's.