Henry Rollins: How Punk Turned Me Into an Obsessive Vinyl Collector

It's hard to imagine Henry Rollins being passively into anything. For three decades, the hard-charging punk singer, spoken-word performer, motivational speaker and activist has been aggressively challenging himself, his audiences and society's status quo. But as a young kid, Rollins was much like any other teenager that grew up in the Seventies: working a minimum-wage job and casually buying records that he heard on FM radio. That is, until he discovered punk rock. See Rollins recount his life-altering transformation "from a guy who bought records to someone that collected vinyl," which became "as essential to my life as air and water." Sponsored by The Sound of Vinyl