In a HardTalk Extra interview screened on 4 February, Patrick O'Connell spoke to Henry Rollins about music, acting and what it means to be American in the modern world.
Henry Rollins is famous for his intense stage presence
Henry Rollins is one of America's most enigmatic and versatile artists.
He first came to world attention in the 1980s with the punk rock band Black Flag.
Since then he has carved out a successful career as an actor, writer and poet.
A self-confessed "news junkie", he now tours the world as a spoken word performer, venting his rage against the political establishment.
How does Henry Rollins find his place in the USA, and what does he think of his country's place in the world?
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