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Henry Rollins: Uncut From Israel


04/04/07
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(PR) IFC will kick off Season Two of The Henry Rollins Show with An IFC Television Event Henry Rollins: Uncut From Israel. The special weaves Rollins' latest spoken word show in Tel Aviv with documentary footage chronicling his tour around politically charged locations in Jerusalem including The Wailing Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulcher and The West Bank Security Wall. The project marks Rollins' return to Israel for the first time in ten years and features commentary on pop culture, world events, and the resilience of the Israeli people. Henry Rollins: Uncut From Israel includes candid conversations with world-renowned photojournalist and Israeli native Ziv Koren, who leads Rollins on a personal tour through Israel. A member of the USO, Rollins has traveled to Afghanistan, South Korea, Iraq, Kuwait, Honduras, Djibouti, Turkey, Egypt, Qatar and other locations to entertain and meet US troops, as well as gain an up-close understanding of these regions rife with conflict. Premieres FRIDAY, APRIL 13 @ 9:30pm ET/6:30 pm PT

The Henry Rollins Show takes a straightforward approach to late-night talk. Henry Rollins, the articulate and opinionated former lead singer of "Black Flag," front man of the "Rollins Band," actor, author and spoken word artist, will continue to give us his unique take on the current state of pop culture, politics and everything entertainment, for better or worse. New this season, writer, actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo offers special commentary from her New York City apartment in a segment called 'The Disquisition.'

With one guest and one musical performance per week, Rollins engages entertainment figures such as Ben Stiller and Marilyn Manson in raw discussions on politics, world affairs, religion and pop culture in IFC's uncut, uncensored environment. At "The Bombshelter" recording studio - the Los Angeles based studio where musical performances for the show are taped - artists are given the freedom to perform without the time and content restrictions common to most late night shows. Each artist performs two songs: one for the episode and one to be featured exclusively on IFC.com one week prior to the artist's appearance. Each week Rollins starts of the show with 'Teeing Off' - a Rollins original rant on the issues he finds most concerning.


Episode 1 - Premieres Friday, April 13
Sit down Guest: Marilyn Manson
Musical Guest: Peaches
In the first 'Teeing Off' of the season Rollins recaps the major headlines since the end of season one including the Democratic takeover of congress, Ted Foley's taste for congressional pages and the exposure of Britney's parts. Marilyn Manson discusses his first new album in four years "Eat Me, Drink Me," losing his identity and coming back to music, and taking the fall for Columbine. Janeane Garofalo gives her first 'Disquisition' exploring her relationship with technology. Peaches makes her uncut, uncensored television debut.

Episode 2 - Premieres Friday, April 20
Sit down Guest: Ben Stiller
Musical Guest: Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
Rollins tees off on the internet and society. Ben Stiller discusses his upcoming projects, his roots and his relationship with comedy. The first 'Letter from Henry' of the season goes to David Beckham reminding him that he won't be the only metrosexual in Los Angeles. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals perform.

Episode 3 - Premieres Friday, April 27
Sit down Guest: John Waters
Musical Guest: The Mars Volta
Rollins tees off on whether videogames are a welcome distraction or an unhealthy escape. John Waters discusses his new album, his relationship with the MPAA, the success of Hairspray, and surviving Hollywood. This episode's "Letter from Henry" goes to country star Toby Keith. The Mars Volta make their television debut with an unedited, unprecedented 13 minute musical performance.

Episode 4 - Premieres Friday, May 4
Sit down and Musical Guest: The Stooges
A special episode celebrating the reunion of The Stooges. Rollins tees off on whether politicians can really be compared to rock stars. The Stooges (Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Mike Watt) discuss their 33 year hiatus and their new album "The Weirdness." In the first 'Drawing Conclusions' of the season Rollins tackles Wal Mart and its questionable effect on Middle America. The Stooges perform.

Additional guests this season include: Luke Wilson, Joan Jett, William Shatner, Steve Buscemi... Additional musical guests this season include: Billy Bragg, Amen, Peeping Tom, Bob Mould, Shane McGowan of The Pogues, The Blood Brothers...

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