I once heard Henry Rollins say he would NEVER participate in a Black Flag reunion. He was so firm and loud when he said this, that I thought there was absolutely no possible negotiation. If you have heard Rollins speak, you know what I mean… Sure last night was not exactly a Black Flag reunion, but Henry Rollins nevertheless did sing a song of the famous hardcore band in duo with Cyndi Lauper.
He was indeed one of the guests of Lauper’s ‘Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays’, a benefit event happening every year in Los Angeles whose proceeds go to Lauper’s True Colors United, a charity preventing homelessness in the LGBTQ and youth community.
Lauper and Rollins covered together Black Flag’s ‘Rise Above’, and I am sure every iPhones in the room was up to capture this moment. As expected, the performance was raw and raucous and Cyndi had pulled her hair in a neon yellow mohawk for the occasion
She also did a duo with Marilyn Manson, and plenty of famous pop-rock stars were present from Kesha, to Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell, Belinda Carlisle of the Go-Go’s, King Princess, Brandi Carlile, Billy Porter, Lily Tomlin, songwriter Justin Tranter, the Offspring’s Dexter Holland …
Watch Cyndi and Henry below:
the same sentimental vintage formula
the incomparable daughter of Lagos
I was traveling around and sharing my story in churches
Stella Rose has already played packed-out clubs
“The Beast Inside” Red Carpet Industry Screening, Friday, December 2nd 2022 at Fine Arts Theatre, Beverly Hills Pictorial
Here are red carpet pictures from last Friday…
The attack of Christmas lays waste to everyone
a mini-meet of first rate rap-dance performers