Interview: Henry Rollins on his eating habits

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  • 16 August 2011

This article is from 2011

Henry Rollins

Rollins set for Edinburgh Festival Fringe spoken word show

The very buff Mr Rollins, frontman of 80s hardcore punk band Black Flag, now unleashes his angst – and sense of humour – during his energetic spoken word and storytelling rants. Here he talks tea, salt and Trader Joe’s…

What time is breakfast?
Even though I am not hungry when I get up, I try to eat to get me ready for the day. Within an hour of getting up.

Tea or coffee?
Both. Usually tea in the morning, coffee after that.

Smoking or non-smoking?

Sweet or savoury snacks?
Both but more towards the salt.

What food do you miss when you tour?
Stuff from an American chain called Trader Joe’s. Their food is very good.

Who’s the best cook you know?
I don’t pay attention to things like that.

What’s on your rider?
I think in the UK I ask for water, juice, cheese, bread, coffee, tea. That’s about it.

Which country/ city has the best food?
I find good food most of the time. North Korea wasn’t so good.

Do you eat out a lot?
Yes. When I am on tour. Not so much off the road. I usually just make something myself.

Do you eat or drink onstage?

Henry Rollins performs his spoken word solo show at the Queen’s Hall, 668 2019, 18 & 19 Aug, 7pm, £15.

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