Henry Rollins: “Morrissey Is No Longer On My Hitlist”

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In an interview with the Guardian, legendary Black Flag ex-vocalist and inspirational speaker/comedian/poet, “The Abraham Lincoln of Punk Rock,” Henry Rollins engaged in an interview with the publication and discussed a multitude of issues including Monsanto, the US Congress, politics and oddly enough, Morrissey:

Guardian: On reflection, do you think it was harsh to say you wanted to make a house record out of the sound of Morrissey being burned to death?

Rollins: “Well, I like the guy. I think he’s very intelligent and has real good taste in music. It’s nothing I’d say on stage now because I think it’s poorly meant, but that’s why we humans are allowed subtly evolve here and there. There are definitely some people I wouldn’t mind seeing burned to death – I absolutely have a kill list. But not good old Morrissey. I think the world is a much better place with him in it.”

Indeed, the two have had a somewhat tumultuous relationship in their years in music, with Rollins historically being critical of him. Rollins eventually came to the conclusion, however, that Morrissey’s worldview is a lot more amicable with his worldview than he used to think. However, Rollins does still instate his hit list is far from over:

Guardian: Who is on the kill list?
Rollins: “Just people who need to get got. And there’s two for sure. There are different grades. There are a few people who could do with losing a hand. And I’d happily carry the petrol can, the cleaver, whatever it takes. As far as the kill list goes, though, there are two who’ve REALLY gotta go. Every day I don’t get them I consider a partial failure.”

Author’s note: italics reverted.

Video circa 1990 of Rollins on Rage criticizing Morrissey before playing the music video for “November Spawned a Monster.” It should be taken in mind that this video is aged and is very tongue-in-cheek. Take it with a grain of salt, but it’s funny to watch.

Henry Rollins just announced a world tour, just as Morrissey wrapped up his tour, ironically. Tour dates are below:

 

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Location

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01-07-16

Alte Feuerwache
Mannheim, Germany

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01-08-16

Mousonturm
Frankfurt, Germany

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01-10-16

St George’s Hall
Bristol, UK

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01-11-16

Tyne Theatre
Newcastle, UK

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01-12-16

Bridgewater Hall
Manchester, UK

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01-14-16

Barbican
London, UK

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01-15-16

Town Hall
Birmingham, UK

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01-16-16

Barbican
London, UK

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01-17-16

Vicar Street
Dublin , Ireland

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01-18-16

Academy
Glasgow, UK

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01-20-16

Het Depot
Leuven , Belgium

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01-21-16

De Roma
Belgium, Antwerp

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01-23-16

Palladium
Warsaw, Poland

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01-24-16

Sala Koncertowa Radia Wrocław
Wroclaw, Poland

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01-26-16

Kampnagel 26
Hamburg, Germany

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01-27-16

Kulturkirche
Cologne, Germany

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01-28-16

Paradiso
Amsterdam, Holland

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01-29-16

Theatre De Spil
Roeselare, Belgium

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01-30-16

Kulttuuritalo
Helsinki, Finland

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01-31-16

Göta Lejon
Stockholm, Sweden

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02-02-16

Club Moscow
Moscow, Russia

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02-03-16

Club Kosmonavt
St. Petersburg, Russia

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02-04-16

Sentrum
Kiev , Ukraine

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02-05-16

Havana Club
Tel Aviv, israel

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02-11-16

Liberty Hall
Lawrence, KS

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02-12-16

Thalia Hall
Chicago, IL

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02-13-16

Thalia Hall
Chicago, IL

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02-14-16

Turner Hall Ballroom
Milwaukee, WI

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02-17-16

SOKA University
Orange County, CA

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  • Felonious Punk

    This Rollins interview was fucking hilarious. You could tell he put a lot of thought into what he wanted to do to Morrissey. And granted, I’m sure Morrissey hasn’t and will never forgive Rollins for saying this shit, regardless.

  • — J —

    Henry Rollins is a god among men. We are all lucky to have walked the same earth as he.