Henry Rollins Blogs For Vanity Fair + Tour

With all those muscles and tattoos, it's safe to assume Henry Rollins has vanity to spare. So he's doing what he does best - running his mouth - in the pages of Vanity Fair.

Coinciding with his upcoming spoken word tour, entitled Recountdown, which just kicked off last Thursday the 18th in Ames, Iowa, the former Black Flag and Rollins Band front man has set forth on a mission to inform everyone about his feelings on the upcoming election. Providing the outspoken punk icon another major media outlet, Vanity Fair has given Rollins login access to their Politics & Power blog.

Among the topics he discusses in his first post, he lends a little personal insight on everyone's favorite hockey mom:

"Apparently it's off-limits to talk about Ms. Palin's knocked-up daughter. Fuck that, I'll talk about anything I want. The girl isn't the issue. The fact that, if Obama or Biden had a daughter in the same situation, things would be handled very differently by the media isn't the issue either. The sheer stupidity of abstinence-only and abstinence-until-marriage sex ed. programs are the issue to me, and it goes to Ms. Palin's character. Oh wait, she doesn't need to have character. She believes in Creationism, so that's all the character and morality you really need to charge up the Republican base. I wonder how well that will protect her when the stunning number of lies she told on stage in Minnesota are cataloged and mentioned. I have heard a good many of them, but the news I read and listen to isn't considered real news, so perhaps the truth will have to wait."

In a more intimate encounter with Rollins, Vanity Fair also ran a Q & A with him, which was posted on the same day as his blog started. Hank's full Recountdown tour schedule is listed below, and if you're unfamiliar with his shtick, here is a clip of a rant on President Bush during the 2004 elections.

Henry Rollins Recountdown tourdates
09.24.08 - Nashville, TN Tennessee (Performing Arts Center)
09.25.08 - Atlanta, GA Variety (Playhouse)
09.26.08 - Lake Buena Vista, FL (House of Blues)
09.27.08 - Fort Lauderdale, FL (Revolution)
09.28.08 - Fort Lauderdale, FL (Revolution)
09.29.08 - Tampa, FL Tampa Bay (Performing Arts Center)
10.01.08 - Cullowhee, NC (Fine and Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University)
10.03.08 - Stafford, TX (Stafford Centre)
10.04.08 - Dallas, TX (Lakewood Theatre)
10.05.08 - Austin, TX (La Zona Rosa)
10.07.08 - Albuquerque, NM (Kimo Theater)
10.08.08 - Tempe, AZ (Marquee Theater)
10.09.08 - Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues)
10.10.08 - San Diego, CA (4th & B)
10.11.08 - Santa Barbara, CA (SoHo Restaurant & Music Club)
10.13.08 - Portland, OR (Newmark Theatre)
10.15.08 - Missoula, MT (Wilma Theatre)
10.16.08 - Spokane, WA (Knitting Factory)
10.18.08 - Bend, OR (Midtown Ballroom)
10.19.08 - Vancouver, BC (Centre for Performing Arts)
10.20.08 - Calgary, AB (Jack Singer Concert Hall)
10.21.08 - Edmonton, AB (Winspear Centre)
10.23.08 - Duluth, MN (Sacred Heart Music Center)
10.24.08 - Minneapolis, MN (Pantages Theatre)
10.25.08 - Chicago, IL (Vic Theatre)
10.26.08 - Detroit, MI (The Fillmore Detroit)
10.27.08 - Toronto, ON (Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
10.28.08 - London, ON (Centennial Hall)
10.29.08 - Buffalo, NY (Town Ballroom)
10.30.08 - New York, NY (Town Hall)
10.31.08 - Albany, NY (The Egg)
11.01.08 - Boston, MA (Orpheum Theatre)
11.02.08 - Philadelphia, PA (First Unitarian Church)
11.03.08 - Alexandria, VA (Birchmere)
11.05.08 - Louisville, KY (Headliner's)
11.06.08 - St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)
11.08.08 - Boulder, CO (Boulder Theater)
11.09.08 - Aspen, CO (Belly Up)
11.10.08 - Salt Lake City, UT (Murray Theater)
11.26.08 - Seattle, WA (Moore Theater)

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Henry Rollins Blogs For Vanity Fair + Tour