Henry Rollins
Henry Rollins (Photo courtesy of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art)

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) will present a moderated conversation with prolific musician, writer, journalist, actor and activist Henry Rollins on Thursday, March 30, at 6 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Theater at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts.

The evening with Rollins is part of the Museum’s ongoing Out@SMoCA series, which celebrates Arizona’s vibrant LGBTQ community and its support of contemporary art in Scottsdale. Five signed copies of Rollins’ 2001 book, Occupants, will be raffled at the event to benefit the Phoenix Pride Scholarship Fund. The book combines Rollins’ photography from around the world with his writing about the political and social contexts of his photographs.

The legendary front man in the 1980s for the West Coast punk band Black Flag, Rollins is known for his outspoken and shrewd commentary on social justice and equality.

He has written a variety of books and has had a successful career in film and television. He also is known for his spoken-word style that merges stand-up comedy and personal commentary about his escapades in life and music.

Rollins hosts a weekly radio show in Los Angeles on KCRW 89.9 FM radio and writes for LA Weekly, often with a critical eye toward the national political scene, as well as the causes he champions, such as LGBTQ rights, World Hunger Relief, the West Memphis Three and ways to end war.