Henry Rollins Paints Shirtless with The Shirtless Painter

Henry Rollins Paints Shirtless with The Shirtless Painter

(upbeat energetic music) – Hello. Welcome to another episode
of The Shirtless Painter, where anyone can paint and
anyone can paint anything. – What’s better than
one shirtless painter? Well, I think you’re looking at it. Two shirtless painters, and
today is a very special episode because today I’m joined
by the man himself, musician, author, actor, writer, and fellow artist, Mr. Henry Rollins. Henry, thank you so much
for joining me today. It’s not often you get two
chiseled Adonises like this in one room so I can think of
no better thing for us to do than for us to paint each
other, if you’re cool with that. – Yeah. – Great.
Let’s get started. I encourage you all to
take off your shirts and paint along with us. We’re going to be flashing
some of the colors on screen. Let’s jump right in. – I’ve already jumped in. – All right, I’m just gonna go ahead and get sort of a Henry base going here. – So, you’re really,
you’re checking me out? – I’m sizing you up. – I’m starting to see a
whole different side of you. – But interpret me however you see fit. – All right. – You don’t have to make
me beautiful though, hey, I wouldn’t complain if you did. Now, Henry, you work in
many different mediums. I think that’s just– – I’m just desperate for work. I’m just trying to stay fed. – So, music is sort of
where it all started. – Yeah. – And of course, you’re a
prolific writer and author. You’ve written many books
and you write an article– – I own the book company, so I sleep with the owner every night, so there’s not a rejection
slip waiting for me. – That’s called a hack,
that’s what we call that. A life hack. – Oh, okay,
Oh yeah I see that on the Huffington Post, – Yeah, yeah.
– a life hack. – It came from just the DIY idea. Like you wanna make a record? Okay, go make it. Why are you waiting around
for someone’s permission? So, I started doing that with books. – You’re now dabbling in photography. – Yeah, I travel pretty far and wide. I’ve been to about 100 countries
and all seven continents. Many years ago, I just started
dragging cameras with me and… I started feeling the
limitations of kind of the smaller point-and-shoots
and a friend of mine, this woman I know, she was
looking at some of my photos and she said, “You have kind of an eye for this. “Let’s get you a real camera, “You know, where you can switch out lenses and let me teach you F-stop, and I’ll teach you how to shoot manual.” So, she gave me a couple of lessons and I bought a couple of photo books, which are actually really instructive, and I just went out into the world and I just started taking a ton
of photos and that proved to, you know, you come back from
a day of shooting photos in the street all day
and you’re like, okay, don’t use that F-stop anymore.
– Right. – Or, you know, you just learn to, you learn to make it better. – Oh, boy. Well, Henry, I need to just jump in here. I just added your eye. You are accidentally crying in this image, but this is a natural drip at work. I didn’t mean to make you cry. – I cry when I’m jet-lagged. If I don’t sleep for like
a day, I’ll get emo and I’ll watch some dumb movie in
Economy on my way somewhere. I was raised in Washington DC. You know, every third building is a, is a museum or a gallery and my mom, she’s quite the art maven, and so I got dragged to, you know, to the national whatever museum and this gallery and that
gallery all the time. So, I always admired
painting but I never had any interest in doing it. – Who are some of your favorite
visual artists out there? – Well, as far as painting,
I’ve always been a fan of Bacon. Just because, the way
he makes people look, the way he cuts them up and distorts them, that’s kind of the way I see people. – Right, very grotesque. – Yeah, but real! One time, a few years ago,
I was at the Warhol Museum and I had seen a million
Warhols in books and on TV, in documentaries, but
when you go to the museum, whatever, the gallery, whatever,
and you see them full-size, like you’re in a room with them, it’s almost kind of hard
to keep standing up. They almost knock you
over with their intensity. – This is a controversial
opinion from Henry and I. Andy Warhol was actually good. – I won’t name names and call anyone out, but I knew somebody and was
at her apartment in New York years ago and she’s got a Warhol. Geronimo or one of those and I was like, “Wow! “That’s so cool! “Where did you get that?” And a person we both know who is kind of a music independent guy, he’s been in a couple of very
well-known independent bands, “He works at the Warhol Factory. “He’s the one who screens these and “he actually even signs the name. “Warhol can’t even be bothered. “So, he just took this
home and gave it to me.” So, I go, “That’s a Warhol?” She goes, “Kind of.” – Right, it’s actually a Dave or a Mike or whatever the guy’s name was. – Yeah, yeah.
– Or girl. – And you’ve probably heard
this guy play on a record before but this was the money he
was making between the tours like in bands where independents
didn’t make any money. – May I ask who we’re talking about? – No.
– I, maybe, I, y’know– – That little story gave
me a little bit of contempt for Warhol, like, okay, what a scam. Then, I was in Germany one night
years later, on a night off and there was this documentary on Warhol. It’s in German with
subtitles and the German– y’know typical German guy,
right in his face, you know. That’s fake, you’re knocking these off, you’re painting a soup can, who cares? And he looked at the guy and he said, “Hey, I gotta bring home the bacon.” I mean, he was having kind
of a laugh at the art world and the pretension of
it but in his own way, he was not messing
around and he was really pushing himself forward. A guy I know, kind of a
famous artist, Robert Longo. Works in charcoal. And Glen Bronco, these No-Wave people. His paintings, his friends. He’s from that whole No-Wave scene. He was in a band called
The Theoretical Girls. Anyway, he does these massive, like huge charcoal drawings. They’re all over the world. He wrote me the other day. He just came back from some
multi-country, you know, from Moscow to Berlin. He’s huge. And for good reason. He’s incredible. And he directed me in a
film, Johnny Mnemonic, me and Keanu Reeves – Remember it? – and Dolph Lundgren. – The bestest guy. I think he was insecure in
that film because he didn’t have a plastic sword or a pelt. – Oh Dolph? He wasn’t very friendly– No, he’s not a very nice man. He didn’t like me. I tried. I turned on the charm. – Come on, Dolph! What’s not to like about? – Every day, I’d be
like, “Morning, Dolph!” He’d be like
(growling) I’m like, “Okay!” I don’t put any people
on notice on this show, but Dolph, you’re on notice. – Yeah, he’s like 6’11”. – Come on, Dolph. – He gave me a great black
eye, but anyway, Longo, I met Longo because he
was the director and we’ve been buddies ever since. But, when you see the amount
of work that guy turns around and like how no B.S. his studio is. It’s just this room with just stuff. If you see photos of his studio, and I’ve interviewed him before and you get the idea of his work ethic, it’s so zero-glamour. – Me, I live here in the studio. I sleep in the corner there. I wake up– – And this is it?
A windowless room? – This is it, yeah. I love the outdoors but I’ll paint them. You know, if I want to see
the outdoors, I’ll paint it. – That’s what Kafka said. You don’t need any stimulation. You have it all. You just sit in a room
and let it come to you. He said if you sit still long enough, it can’t help but reveal itself to you. He said it will undulate in front of you. It can do nothing but
present itself to you. So, that’s how you are. – That’s pretty much me to a T. – You’re the Shirtless
Painter who doesn’t need any damn windows.
– No. – Do you have any friends? – No, no. – You just have the paint. – No, just the paint. These guys are mine. David, Michael, Janis, Louise, Kevin, Stephanie, Christopher, and Stephanie S. These are my best friends right here. And of course, Henry. – Yeah. Who’s been the best guest so far, besides me? – Ah, Let’s see. Who have we had? Amy Mann was a great painter. – She and I have been
buddies for many years. – She’s great. She’s fantastic. – You just painted yourself there, buddy. – I felt that! – No, leave it, Bluebeard. It’s good. – The canvas doesn’t– – Actually, hold on a second. I want to capture that. I’ve got it. I’m good – Okay, great, great. Alright, so Henry I will
tell you, I gave you, you wound up with sort of an arm wound. Your arm got severed at some point in the process here. – It hasn’t gone all that
well for me over there. – You’re crying. Your arm fell off. This one is sort of left to
the viewer’s imagination. – Wait until you get in your 50s. You’ll see. You’ll start crying. – The arms start going. – They’ll fall off! Yeah, the arms come
off at the worst times. – Yeah, I’ve got a few gray
hairs but knock on wood, none of my arms have fallen off yet. – You pull up, you’re talking
to your dealer’s kid, right? – Sure, yeah. – You show him the tattoos
and the war wounds– – Next thing you know– – All of a sudden, donk! – Thump, it’s on the floor. – Then the kid takes it. – Get the broom. Get the broom, we lost an arm. – I painted you, man. I’m a minimalist. I didn’t get you from a few years ago when you had the gut and the mohawk – Oh right, yeah, – and all the bad tats. – that took a lot of laser surgery, to get rid of those bad tats. Now, I’ve only got good
tats, as you can see. – Yeah, yeah, I like
that one you’re sporting. – Am I crazy? When we said we were
gonna paint each other, part of me wanted to paint each other. You know what I mean? – Well, I want to paint you. I mean, really paint you. – All right, you know what. Screw it. – I have a couple of rules. – Please. – No swastikas. I must say, I’m a novice artist but I prefer the texture of your skin to paint on than that canvas. That canvas was alienating and cold. – Thank you. – And this is more of kind
of an analog experience. – I agree, I agree. That was sort of an mp3. This is a nice vinyl record
that we’re painting on. – There you go. I couldn’t have said it better. – I’m just sort of encasing this spider in sort of a red area here. – Yeah, some artist got
to me before you did. – Yeah, what is all this? – It’s Reagan era. I’m not blaming Reagan for the art. I’m just saying I’m old and so are these. – If you could, if you had
the opportunity to somehow forcibly tattoo Ronald
Reagan, when he was alive, what would you give him? – Wow, that’s a really good question. Black Flag bars. – Yeah, yeah. – It would have to be. That would be perfect. – I think so, too.
– Yeah. – We’ll give you sort
of a nice little flower. – Oh, nice. Wow! I’m really coming alive! – Yeah, yeah. Here we go. A little pop of color there. – I’m apoplogizing in
advance for my kind of stultifying minimalism here. I don’t think dynamically unless
there’s violence involved. – Just as long as no one
shoots me in the stomach when this is all over with. – No, I’m not trying to
line you up for a kill! I’m just kind of working off your naval. – Oh sure, it’s natures
focal point, the naval. – Yeah Some flowers down here. – Oh! – We’ll have this just sort
of emerging from your naval. – Right, as all good things do. – Sure, yeah, yeah. – Do you ever give the guests peyote, or do they have to bring their own? – We should look into that. Gus, do we have any peyote
laying around, or is it BYOP? – When you guys are in your fifth season, like when you get some big budget, I say drugs. – Yeah? – And make it like a 24 hour session, like we don’t leave here, you
don’t go back to your bunk and we just sit here– – I will stand here until one of us drops. – Like for a benefit. We could do like a paint-a-thon. We just paint each other
until the other falls over. – I’ll do it in a second. Yeah, really, Henry, anytime
you want to jump by– – Just come by and do some painting here? All right, let me get a little water here. – Oh, look at you! The bars! I didn’t see the bars! – Oh, yeah. – That’s fantastic! Nice! – Just a little, you know,
tattoo that I’ve had forever. Let’s get some blue in the mix here. We’ll do sort of a … – Oh, you’re crying, too. Crying pink tears. Actually, I see a thing
that could happen here. This is, yeah. I’m gonna go a little North Korea on you. – Please. – Thank you. – Always say please and thank you when you’re painting a friend. Now, Henry, you’re a big
music fan, obviously. – Sure. – I’m just personally curious as we’re painting each other here. Who is, what are you
listening to right now? What’s a new record that you’re into? – I listened, last night, I
listened to the remastered version of Joe’s Garage by Frank Zappa. – Okay. – Ahmet Zappa had worked
really hard at remastering it, because Ahmet, the son, is kind of taking care of Dad’s catalog and so um, he was telling me what a
great job they had done on it and I listened to it
yesterday and I must concur. It’s incredible. I listened to the new
Ty Segall EP that he did and all the money’s going to the ACLU. – Nice. – And like every other Ty
record, it’s fantastic. The new Oh Sees record, Orc. I played that twice over the weekend. Very, very good. – Who’s your top guy or girl,
like who’s your absolute– – As far as like, a record or a band? – Yeah, just musician, band. – Oh, Stooges. – Stooges, okay. – They’re as important to music like, like water to life. And live– Oops! I dropped my brush. – Allow me. – Thank you. That’s an artist looking
out for the other artist. – Always look out for the other artist. If we don’t have each other’s back– – We got nothing.
– We got nothing. All right, this is it. This is us. – My idea of fire is turning to ca-ca. Now, who says you can’t have
some laughs with painting. – Have some laughs! Don’t take yourself so seriously. – Don’t take it so seriously, man. You gotta lighten up. Life is short. I’m making a really, ah, an activist statement with you. I’m going to have to ask a favor of you. Not to wash for days. – I won’t, I won’t. – Hold onto it. – That’s a promise. That’s a guarantee. Anyone who works with
me here in the studio will start to smell me
keeping that promise. – Yeah. They’re used to it. I’ve talked to some of
the people you work with. They’re cool but they put
up with a lot of your crap. – Oh, yeah, they’re
saints, every one of them. – Yeah, you should pay ’em better. – I really should. I really, really should, but just can’t swing it right now. – A six-pack and a bag of bad
Arena weed is gonna cut it? – These guys, they like that stuff. – Yeah, but you know, they’re adults. They’re gonna start looking around. They’ve got options. These people? They’ve got options. People are on the phone. – I keep hearing that. – Have you ever thought
of franchising this? – Employing different
shirtless painters to host? – Yeah. – Yeah, I think I’d be down for that. Sort of train them and send
them to different cities. – Exactly, yeah. – Yeah, I think that’s something
we’ll definitely look into. – I think you should think about that. I’m painting the scorched earth of, ah, I guess it would be California. I’m not advocating the
destruction of California. I’m just saying this is
probably the point where The IC.. the intercontinental
ballistic missiles will be able to make contact. – It will probably be the West Coast. – LA will go back to the
scorpions and the coyotes. – I just want to be one
of the first to say, scorpions and coyotes, I love you guys. I’m your friend. – I was ah… This… woman I know was working
over at my place for a few days and she went back to
the East Coast and she said, “I’ve got all this food, do you want it?” And I said, “Yeah, I’ll take the food.” You know, free food,
it just tastes better. So, she left me with this
big bag of spinach and so I opened up the spinach
and a scorpion was in it. So, I kept the scorpion in my sink and then I put him in a jar– Her? I wasn’t able to get gender-specific. – Right, they’re tough to spot. – Yeah, yeah. Because they won’t sit still. – You’re like, come on, come on! – Just let me sneak a peek! – Just like, lift up the tail. Ow, ow, ow! You know? And so I eventually took the cup outside and turned it loose It looked back at me, waved. One little scorpion tear. Scuttled off. – Kids hate eating spinach. Try being a scorpion
locked in a bag of spinach. – Yeah. – You think your life’s bad. – Try being a lonely
child in Washington DC, having to eat scorpions. – Try that on for size. – “Mom, what’s in my spaghetti?” “Shut up and eat it.” That’s what she’d say. – Yeah, next time one
of you guys asks to have the crusts cut off your
peanut butter and jelly, think about crunching on a scorpion, and you don’t even know the gender. – And you know what? It could come to that. – So, I’m adding sort of a
wifi signal through here. – That’s good! – To your tattoo right here. What is this one? What does this symbolize? – That’s the Einstürzende Neubauten logo. It was a do-over. That’s a cover-up. – Oh, really? – Yeah, it’s hard to see but– – Wait, if you turn this
way I started to see it. – Yes. – Turn towards the light? – See, it’s the four faces of the guys in Motley Crue are underneath it. – Oh, okay, I can see them. There’s Tommy Lee. There’s what, Nikki Sixx? – Yeah, right here. – See, you can see all the guys there. What made you change your mind? – Just people started talking. – People get jealous. – Sure. A lot of people jealous of me, man. (laughing) – There’s such a thing
as looking too cool, which I think you may have run into there. – They get so mad. I didn’t know you could do this. I was cleaning the brush
but it looks so good. – Oh, yeah. Here, I’ll– That looks kinda fun. – Yeah, sort of a tit for tat, I guess. – Sort of a pox, here. I’m working with red so
this will be sort of– – A pox on me. – A pox on you. – Thank you. Okay. – You don’t have to decide
now but when you leave and go home, do you think you
might go to the tattoo shop and get any of these made permanent? – Um– – Again, don’t feel the need to– – I’ll go for that if you go for the bars. – You don’t have to ask me. – That color scheme? I’m loving that color scheme. – If I have Henry Rollins, the only way I would
feel comfortable getting Black Flag multicolored
bars on my neck is with Henry Rollins’ personal blessing, which I believe we have cards
and film in all these cameras. – I say go for it. – Okay, Mom. See you at Christmas. Here’s a big question for you, Henry. – Is rock and roll okay? Is it here to stay? – Oh, it’s fine. It’s really good right now. Music’s always fine because
there’s always young people who are agitated and plugging in, so it’s always going to be fine. You never need to worry about that. There’s always going to be the mediocre. There’s always going to
be people who want to be on the radio and they go at music like it’s a corporate concern. When someone says, “Music’s boring now.” I’m like, “No, you’re boring now.” Or, old bastards like me, I’m noticing some of my peers are saying these young people don’t
know what they’re doing. – That’s a sure sign of– – Don’t do that. You’re turning into your dad. – George Carlin is one of
my favorite comedians and he was somebody who, I think, he was at his very best when he died. He just kept getting better. – He went from strength
to strength to strength. I remember I was in
seventh or eighth grade, it’s like 1828, and my
mom, for some reason, either bought me or let
me have Class Clown. Classic record of his. And Occupation: Foole. With an E. He said, “I put an E at the
end just to piss people off.” And I memorized the records. Memorized them. Like all of it, all of the
comments and the pauses and I would say the things
to kids at summer camp to avoid getting punched out and so he was always a big deal for me. I’m older than you, by
about like eight months, and so, years ago, I was at MTV in New York
in the 90s and I just did an interview with Matt Pinfield
and I’m leaving the building and one of the people backstage says, “George Carlin’s in the Green Room and “he wants to talk to you.” I was in such a state of disbelief. I said, “George Carlin, the comedian?” Like there’s two. I just didn’t think that was gonna be. So, I went back there and
there’s George Carlin, standing in this Green Room and I walked in and I was like, “Mr. Carlin!” and he says, “Call me George!” And I went, okay, and I
shook his hand and he said, “You did an in-store at Tower
Records the other night.” I said yeah. He said, “I stood in line with one of
your books to get it signed “but the line was too long
and I got cold and went home.” and I said, “You stood in line? You’re George Carlin!” “Just walk in!” and he said, “I can’t do that kind of thing, man.” and then I said, “Now, I got to ask you a question. “There’s a great biography
about Lenny Bruce.” It’s a must-read. And I said, “There’s a great story in there about “Lenny Bruce gets busted. “The cops were waiting
for him to say something. “They nailed him on a word
and you were in the club “as an underage person and they handcuffed you guys together and put you in the back
of the same police car and that’s how you met Lenny Bruce.” “Is that true?” And he said, “Yes and no.” “That happened.” “I was handcuffed with Lenny Bruce.” – Wow. – Which is a story in itself. I mean, that’s just so amazing, especially to hear it
from Carlin, but he said, “That’s not the first time I met him.” He said, “I’d met him before
because he would gather all the young comics around and go okay, give me your best stuff,
and he would grade us and help us and we would
all just do our routine and he would go, no no
no, cut that part out, that’s not good, say
that up here, go faster.” He said he was super-generous
with his time and he was just a very, always willing to help a young comic on his way up. – Man, that’s awesome
and it clearly rubbed off on George Carlin who turned
out to be not only a cool guy, but arguably one of the coolest guys. – Yeah, and I walked out of that building, I was just like, because you
know, in our line of work, you meet interesting
people or well-known people now and then but that one, that’s where I just kind of
stared at my and on the subway, like I just shook George Carlin’s hand. – Yeah, it doesn’t get much better. – I just had a second
with George Carlin and that was a big damn deal for me. – I was supposed to see him in high school in Buffalo, New York and his gig got canceled because there was a massive snow storm. – Upstate New York, I started going there a lot in rock and roll. – I saw you there. A couple times. – Oh, thanks. – For days, like Buffalo or Albany, we’d play the show and the
owner, he wasn’t very nice to us. The audience wasn’t very nice to us and I got pulled offstage and
they’d be like kicking me and stepping on me and you
know, that wasn’t any good– – What year was this? – ’82? – I’m gonna go back and okay. I’m gonna talk to some people. – So, yeah, yeah. – That’s not cool. – Straighten these people out, man. You go back the conquering artist. You go back and everyone’s applauding at the Greyhound station. – Hold on, I got something to say. 1982, Henry Rollins. You treated him poorly. – Yeah. So, I’m loading the gear out of the truck, out to our miserable van after the show because I’m the road crew, and so I’m loading the
gear and there’s this guy who was beating me up inside
and he’s standing next to the van and I walked by and he’s like, “Ah, you suck!” “Thanks.” I gotta load the gear or we’re
never getting out of here. So, I kept walking by him
and he kept calling me a name but he wasn’t trying
to hit me and I’m like, “Thank you, sir.” I don’t care. I gotta load the van. So, at one point, I’m walking
by him with like the kick drum or something and a guy walks,
like the van is where you are and I’m walking toward you. A guy walks this way,
walks up to this guy, and kind of punches him in
the stomach and keeps walking. – Like.. – Sorry, buddy. – I’m okay. – That was like, this is
some black-belt stuff. Anyway, he just kind of
pops him and walks by and I’m like okay, and
the guy was drunk and he didn’t notice and so
I grabbed some more gear and come out and actually, to tell a story … Wait a minute. – Okay, map it out. – So, right here, I walk by him and he’s got a white t-shirt on and I see this ever-expanding dot of blood. and I realize that guy had walked by and– – Stabbed him! – But I still had gear to load so I didn’t say anything because I still had to get the
rest of, you know, the gear. So, all these punk
rockers, all eight of them, were in the parking lot
watching this guy bleed and it’s just getting bigger and bigger! I’m not kidding you, man. This is true. The last time I walked by him, it was, it was, it kept going. Because he was not bleeding
to death or anything. I don’t want the guy to
die, but he got stuck. – Wow! – And so, the last thing he said to me, he looked at me and he gave
me this weird non-sequitur. He said, “It’s cool.” I went, “Okay!” And the next day, we were in Canada. We drove up for a show in Ottawa. It was my first time in Canada. I was 21. So, we found out later, we were
back there six months later and we found out that that
guy was so drunk, right, and had a good fat layer,
but he didn’t feel it. Hopefully, just a little blade. So, he didn’t feel it so he stopped at a
to get some beer and the guy behind the counter
said, “You’re bleeding!” And that’s how he found
out he was stabbed, but he got in his car and drove away. – Man, he must have just had
such a padding of Labatt Blues and chicken wings. – Wings and rock and roll. – Rock and roll, baby. – Rock and roll. – The ultimate shield. – Yeah.
– Wow. – That happened. And that’s my memory of it right there. I’ve never expressed
it artistically before. – This is it. This is Buffalo hospitality. – I’ve done it as free dance. – Sure, right, free dance. You do it, but, yeah. – And I was naked. – Well, you’ve got to. – In front of a preschool. – It was a first time
offense, so I didn’t do time. I just did the home– – Sure, they give you the ankle
bracelet for a couple weeks. – Which I chewed off, as you do. – They’re easily chewed. They’re easily chewed through. Well, I really like what
you’ve got going on here. – I’m kind of done with you. I said what I came here to say. – Should we maybe just cap
it off by signing our work? – Oh, yeah, hell yeah. – I’ll give you a nice S.P. – You just go by S.P.? – I’ll just do initials. S.P. Yeah, there we go. – I hope it’s not too cold. I asked your crew to pre-warm the paints. – Thank you guys so much. It goes along with it. – I didn’t want you to start goosebumping. – Guys, I really appreciate it. I don’t want to seem like a diva, but I need my paints warmed, please. – Yep, and you don’t do stairs. – No! Carry me, please! Thank you! – There. Should we go over what
we did to each other, because I have an explanation. – Please yeah, tell me about it, yeah. – Okay, well, um besides the stab wound and my initials, this is America right now. We’re sad. We’re crying. And this is a nuclear blast that could come sooner than later with the way
our foreign policy is going, these eighth grade sandbox threats. That’s a little bit of
acid rain and fallout. – Okay. – Yeah and I just like the idea of a pink apocalypse, so that’s why there’s a
little bit of a pink edge. – Yeah, you never hear
about a pink apocalypse. – Right.
– It’s kind of nice. – It’s kind of a fire,
but it’s pink fire and you have the implied
orange, the smoking gun. Boom! And it goes right to your
chest as the mushroom cloud. – Well, you know, it’s
beautiful apocalypse. All right, so I’ll just
kind of take you through what I’ve done here. I just sort of gave this spider sort of a candy cane house to live in. – I like that. Very charitable of you. – Yeah and then of course
we’ve got a big sunflower coming out of the naval area. I added some windows, just because we are in
a windowless room here. Sort of some rib lines. – You’re an artist. You just paint the windows. – Yeah, you paint the windows and then you look through those windows. Boom! You’re done. You save on heating and cooling, too. Over here we’ve got a
little alien with red eyes, kind of looking down, maybe
watching the apocalypse and either laughing or crying. – Right. – Oh, of course, we’ve got
the wifi symbol up here. So, you are connected if anyone needs to– – I’m a 3G network. – Yeah, you could hook
up your phones to that. – I need an upgrade. – Yeah, yeah. We’ll get you on LTE. All right, so we’ve got
a dinosaur, of course, biting your neck here. It’s a purple dinosaur but
not Barney the Dinosaur. This is a more ferocious one. This is just sort of a shit-colored arrow pointing to your other nipple, because I just wanted to try the brown. And yeah, I think that
kind of about covers it. Then, of course, we got
our signature right there. Well, Henry, I just want
to thank you again, so much for coming in and painting with me. I hope you guys at home
took off your shirts and painted along with us. Hey, bring it in. – Oh, you’re warm! – Warm, yeah. It’s ice-cold in here, too. – That’s the most action
I’ve had in months. – Hey, now. – All right. – All right, ladies and
gentlemen, the one and only, the man himself, Henry Rollins. We’ll see you next time. (bright jazzy piano music)

100 thoughts on “Henry Rollins Paints Shirtless with The Shirtless Painter

  1. It’s funny that I came across this video, and Henry mentioned the story about purchasing camera equipment. I was in line behind him at Samys Camera a long time back, in LA, when he and her were purchasing that equipment. I still have the image in my phone, he’s a very interesting and passionate guy for sure.

  2. Crazy funny crap. I have a buddy who is a woodcarver. Guessing he can carve shirtless but they better not start carving on one another….

  3. The body painting was really the best. Wonderfully and strangely, they became more expressive with color when they were painting each other. The intimacy had a wonderful effect.

  4. Henry said no swastikas…but actually inside those two windows there are swastika shapes hidden….clever…

  5. Its really not that difficult to look like that at Henry's age. If you take care of your body, diet and exercise you should look like this at his age. It's not his physique thats so ''great'', its most other people letting themselves go so much that it becomes the ''western standard''. Most people let their bodies just rot away and get fat. Its kinda sickening

  6. So I’m paused at 1:15. So far, Henry is painting a black box, which I assume is where he stores his rage and insanity. He’s painted it in the top right corner, out of the way, but letting us know that it’s still there. He may or may not reach into the box, whatever allows him to tastefully paint his portrait of the gentleman to his right. And now, let us resume…

  7. 20:33 "I'm older than you…by about 8 months" – jesus christ i can't stop laughing…it wasn't even that funny…WHY AM I STILL LAUGHING?!?!?!?!

  8. This is how Trump and Kim Jong-Un fell in love…
    Holy shit Henry just mentioned North Korea while I typed the word 'fell…'

  9. I feel like me and Henry would have a great conversation. Art, movies, music. Of course i still have a lot to learn so idk if it would work.

  10. the interviewer is such a passive aggressive hipster douche. Henry's a weird dude but he picked up on all your bullshit and you forced him to be uncomfortable.

  11. It's not interesting, but really weird to me, so i gotta say it out loud.When i was 4, i saw a nightmare, the only one in my life about the end of the world.And it was a pink fog in the sky, coming from mushrooms.That's all, thank you.

  12. So fucking stage but damn interesting. Rollins is such an f–king interesting human being. Whoever came up with this should be writing for late night tv.

  13. I am disappointed that Henry Rollins didn't do more of his painting.
    I would really have liked to see how the writer, singer, musician, poet, comedian, actor and activist's painting turned out as.

  14. He is still lean and fit but i am guessing Rollins quit weight training long ago.Maybe he traded the weights for the treadmill ? Anyway i have been reading the comments here about how amazing he looks for close to 60. I have seen 75 year old men who look as fit and strong as ol' Henry

  15. Why am I only now finding this video, this is the best video I’ve seen all year! Respect for Henry, amazing.

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