It just makes sense that Henry Rollins, the famous intense and happily lonely former lead singer of the groundbreaking hardcore punk band Black Flag and later the somewhat less hardcore Rollins Band, would make his home in a bunker-like cave cleaved to a steep slope, with no immediate neighbors , in LA’s quiet and rustic, yet still quite practical Nichols Canyon.
Once described in Entertainment Weekly as “Punk-rock icon. Spoken Word poet. Actor. Author. DJ.”, And by TV Guide as a “Renaissance Man,” Rollins, now 60, today hosts a weekly radio program on KCRW, who runs a record label and publishing house, is a regular columnist for LA Weekly and performs worldwide as a spoken word artist, having mostly had small roles in dozens of movies and TV shows, including “Johnny Mnemonic”, “Con Man” and most recently the animated series “Masters of the Universe: Revelation.”
The multihyphenate musician, writer, performer and businessman landed in Nichols Canyon, between Hollywood and the Sunset Strip, back in 1999, when he picked up a small bungalow for $ 740,000. He sold the bungalow a decade later for nearly $ 1.1 million, but he did not have long to empty his books, instruments and ephemera, which at his own expense include the dirt on which the head of his best friend, Joe Cole, lay. , after he had been shot dead in front of their shared home in Venice in 1991. This is because hAt the same time, he had spent $ 2.2 million on acquiring a new, much more private cave just a mile up the gorge, which he now, a dozen years later, has profitably put up for sale for nearly $ 3.9 million.
Along with Jane Schore of Coldwell Banker Realty and Victoria Silver of Compass, the 4,348-square-foot home is billed as a “private gated celebrity complex” with three bedrooms and four full and two half baths.