One Too Many

Henry Rollins is taking a jab at Bono again. This time it’s to criticize him for taking on too many causes.

In the Sunday Mirror, Rollins suggests that the U2 singer would be better off picking one cause and forgetting about music all together.

“I think if the guy is doing something, it’s better than nothing — but I just wonder if he’s following through,” said Rollins. “Like he’s Mr. Africa Third World Debt Guy, which is a huge issue…Now, I hate this guy’s music, but I like the idea of absolving Third World debt, because otherwise these people are going to die. So if he’s using all that rock-star power…well, right on. But now he’s Mr. AIDS Guy. Well, wait a minute, how did you go from Third World debt to AIDS?”

The involvement in more than one cause makes Rollins question Bono’s sincerity.

“Is this a crusade or really good promo for U2’s new Greatest Hits album?” asked Rollins. “I have to think his heart’s in the right place. I think he’s a boring singer, but I don’t think he’s a bad man.”

100 thoughts on “One Too Many

  1. Rollins (spit) isn’t intelligent enough to be an asshole, but he makes a ‘tiny’ point…Bono has to watch that he doesn’t spread himself TOO thinly, or it will be seen (wrongly, of course) that he takes only a minor interest in each cause rather then a major interest in just one.Rollins himself had better watch out too because people will start to laugh at him rather than with him.

  2. Rollins (spit) isn’t intelligent enough to be an asshole, but he makes a ‘tiny’ point…Bono has to watch that he doesn’t spread himself TOO thinly, or it will be seen (wrongly, of course) that he takes only a minor interest in each cause rather then a major interest in just one.Rollins himself had better watch out too because people will start to laugh at him rather than with him.

  3. Rollins?! Rollins band,Black flag?? This gut can’t even sing. He screams crummy poetry onstage. Oh yea, he also has that boring acting career….which has went nowhere. This guy is just a jealous TOOL!

  4. Rollins?! Rollins band,Black flag?? This gut can’t even sing. He screams crummy poetry onstage. Oh yea, he also has that boring acting career….which has went nowhere. This guy is just a jealous TOOL!

  5. I just find it funny that Mr. Rollins cares so much about Bono to continuously comment on him and his singing. Maybe Henry has a little too much spare time to think about how others spend their time. Why bother commenting on others “intentions”. I think he’s just a closet U2 fan and can’t bring his hard self to admit it.

  6. I just find it funny that Mr. Rollins cares so much about Bono to continuously comment on him and his singing. Maybe Henry has a little too much spare time to think about how others spend their time. Why bother commenting on others “intentions”. I think he’s just a closet U2 fan and can’t bring his hard self to admit it.

  7. The only time this guy ever gets any press is if he criticizes U2. His M.O. is so transparent. He is soooooooooo tired. Get a new act. Last point: AIDS in Africa and Third World debt are overlapping causes.

  8. The only time this guy ever gets any press is if he criticizes U2. His M.O. is so transparent. He is soooooooooo tired. Get a new act. Last point: AIDS in Africa and Third World debt are overlapping causes.

  9. I like Henry Rollins, really enjoy his speaking performances and though I don’t like his music a lot, I can appreciate the effort and energy of his live performance. He’s dead funny and I love it when he tells his anti-Bono stories. But he’s got a pole up his arse the size of Alaska and the tune’s getting a little old.

  10. I like Henry Rollins, really enjoy his speaking performances and though I don’t like his music a lot, I can appreciate the effort and energy of his live performance. He’s dead funny and I love it when he tells his anti-Bono stories. But he’s got a pole up his arse the size of Alaska and the tune’s getting a little old.

  11. Rollins has been upset since the matter with Negativland. If I remember correctly he was friends with the group, and didnt like that they werent allowed to make money off U2’s name…

  12. Rollins has been upset since the matter with Negativland. If I remember correctly he was friends with the group, and didnt like that they werent allowed to make money off U2’s name…

  13. I don’t even know who this guy is. I get the impression he’s a professional U2 slagger-offer, because that’s the only context in which I’ve ever heard him mentioned (over and over again).

  14. I don’t even know who this guy is. I get the impression he’s a professional U2 slagger-offer, because that’s the only context in which I’ve ever heard him mentioned (over and over again).

  15. Mr Rollins doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about! Someone correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t Bono’s whole goal in getting debt relief for Africa is because they don’t have enough money to help all of the people with AIDS? I thought the two went hand in hand. Mr Rollins should do some research before he runs his mouth again because I don’t think he knows his ass from his mouth. I think Mr. Rollins is a has been-was he ever popular to begin with? More power to Bono! I hope he accomplishes everything he sets out to for Africa.

  16. Mr Rollins doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about! Someone correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t Bono’s whole goal in getting debt relief for Africa is because they don’t have enough money to help all of the people with AIDS? I thought the two went hand in hand. Mr Rollins should do some research before he runs his mouth again because I don’t think he knows his ass from his mouth. I think Mr. Rollins is a has been-was he ever popular to begin with? More power to Bono! I hope he accomplishes everything he sets out to for Africa.

  17. Henry comes from a kind of music where it isn’t cool to wear your heart on your sleeve, it’s only cool to bash people who are out in the open… He hates Trent Reznor, Robert Smith from the Cure and U2 ALOT, it’s too bad his musical, vocal, and poetic abilities are 1/1000th of any of those artists!!! He has done some pretty decent stuff, but no where close to any of those in my opinion…

  18. Henry comes from a kind of music where it isn’t cool to wear your heart on your sleeve, it’s only cool to bash people who are out in the open… He hates Trent Reznor, Robert Smith from the Cure and U2 ALOT, it’s too bad his musical, vocal, and poetic abilities are 1/1000th of any of those artists!!! He has done some pretty decent stuff, but no where close to any of those in my opinion…

  19. I once heard him comment on Bono’s Ass on a radio show. Swear to God. I think he is secretly in love with bono.

  20. I once heard him comment on Bono’s Ass on a radio show. Swear to God. I think he is secretly in love with bono.

  21. The funniest part about Henry taking jabs at Bono is not the jabs themselves, but watching obsessed U2 nuts get in an uproar. By the way, this U2 fan often agrees with the man. Perhaps Henry is speaking out more and more because U2 is becoming more and more intolerable.

  22. The funniest part about Henry taking jabs at Bono is not the jabs themselves, but watching obsessed U2 nuts get in an uproar. By the way, this U2 fan often agrees with the man. Perhaps Henry is speaking out more and more because U2 is becoming more and more intolerable.

  23. hey Plot, if you’re on this site and you’re commenting than you must be an obsessed U2 nut yourself. U2 isn’t becoming intolerable. and who the hell cares what Henry Rollins or anyone else has to say about U2? Is that going to change how they play their music or change the causes they support? I doubt it.

  24. hey Plot, if you’re on this site and you’re commenting than you must be an obsessed U2 nut yourself. U2 isn’t becoming intolerable. and who the hell cares what Henry Rollins or anyone else has to say about U2? Is that going to change how they play their music or change the causes they support? I doubt it.

  25. We should listen to Henry Rollins, after all he does host a show that’s on Discovery Channel at 10:00 at night.

  26. We should listen to Henry Rollins, after all he does host a show that’s on Discovery Channel at 10:00 at night.

  27. All the time Rollins spends slagging off Bono, perhaps it’d be time better spent actually practicing what he preaches?

    The man has balls, but no brains.

  28. All the time Rollins spends slagging off Bono, perhaps it’d be time better spent actually practicing what he preaches?

    The man has balls, but no brains.

  29. what’s rollins getting his knickers in a knot over? too many causes? rollins is a singer (screamer) songwriter, sometimes actor, author, producer, record company director (now defunct) and spoken word performer among other things. i think it’s clear that his continual slagging of bono stems from jealousy – bono: the only man with more on his plate than henry rollins, making more of a differrence than henry rollins. i always think of bono’s own assesment of henry – “henry rollins? is he the vegetarian?”

  30. what’s rollins getting his knickers in a knot over? too many causes? rollins is a singer (screamer) songwriter, sometimes actor, author, producer, record company director (now defunct) and spoken word performer among other things. i think it’s clear that his continual slagging of bono stems from jealousy – bono: the only man with more on his plate than henry rollins, making more of a differrence than henry rollins. i always think of bono’s own assesment of henry – “henry rollins? is he the vegetarian?”

  31. Hey – we really don’t appreciate it if our readers go on a rampage on somebody else’s site. The whole copy and paste thing in Rollins’s guestbook is uncool.

  32. Hey – we really don’t appreciate it if our readers go on a rampage on somebody else’s site. The whole copy and paste thing in Rollins’s guestbook is uncool.

  33. hey ????? I am not an obessed u2 fan – I have come across from the Henry Rollins fan page. Henry is right – I personally did like u2 but now they have lost the plot. They should give the game away (the extra publicity), and just concentrate on producing some decent music for a change. If Bono wants to save the world – he should give the game up (the band – that is). Basicaly Bono can’t do either job correctly, prehaps he should concentrate on just one.

  34. hey ????? I am not an obessed u2 fan – I have come across from the Henry Rollins fan page. Henry is right – I personally did like u2 but now they have lost the plot. They should give the game away (the extra publicity), and just concentrate on producing some decent music for a change. If Bono wants to save the world – he should give the game up (the band – that is). Basicaly Bono can’t do either job correctly, prehaps he should concentrate on just one.

  35. Who is in any position to say what Bono should and should not concentrate on? I believe the guy is a grown man and can choose how to spend his time. Who even said that he wanted to save the world? He is just one man getting a lot of attention for his work because he is internationally recognized. Does having a conscience, with actions to back it up, a crime? I think it shouldn’t even be an issue.

  36. Who is in any position to say what Bono should and should not concentrate on? I believe the guy is a grown man and can choose how to spend his time. Who even said that he wanted to save the world? He is just one man getting a lot of attention for his work because he is internationally recognized. Does having a conscience, with actions to back it up, a crime? I think it shouldn’t even be an issue.

  37. “Basicaly Bono can’t do either job correctly, prehaps he should concentrate on just one.”

    Which begs the question, Plot, what have you done for humankind?

  38. “Basicaly Bono can’t do either job correctly, prehaps he should concentrate on just one.”

    Which begs the question, Plot, what have you done for humankind?

  39. I’m a big U2 fan but I’m bored of this site and won’t be coming here again. WAY too much vitriol, which goes against the whole ethic of U2. If Bono was to sit here, slagging off everyone who slagged him off he’d be a very boring and tired man. Instead, he deals with it.

  40. I’m a big U2 fan but I’m bored of this site and won’t be coming here again. WAY too much vitriol, which goes against the whole ethic of U2. If Bono was to sit here, slagging off everyone who slagged him off he’d be a very boring and tired man. Instead, he deals with it.

  41. lol yeah i agree with BEN there on that last point.. better off biting your lip sometimes when your dealing with a person who probably couldn’t give a rats arse about your opinion.. and VONB .. im presuming this is from one aussie to another.. if u2 ever do grace these shores again.. im sure the xenophobic bitch will have something to say about ‘paddy-mania’ from the cash register of her fish and chip shop 😛 or has that gone broke as well 🙂 lol

  42. lol yeah i agree with BEN there on that last point.. better off biting your lip sometimes when your dealing with a person who probably couldn’t give a rats arse about your opinion.. and VONB .. im presuming this is from one aussie to another.. if u2 ever do grace these shores again.. im sure the xenophobic bitch will have something to say about ‘paddy-mania’ from the cash register of her fish and chip shop 😛 or has that gone broke as well 🙂 lol

  43. lol yeah i agree with BEN there on that last point.. better off biting your lip sometimes when your dealing with a person who probably couldn’t give a rats arse about your opinion.. and VONB .. im presuming this is from one aussie to another.. if u2 ever do grace these shores again.. im sure the xenophobic bitch will have something to say about ‘paddy-mania’ from the cash register of her fish and chip shop 😛 or has that gone broke as well 🙂 lol

  44. lol yeah i agree with BEN there on that last point.. better off biting your lip sometimes when your dealing with a person who probably couldn’t give a rats arse about your opinion.. and VONB .. im presuming this is from one aussie to another.. if u2 ever do grace these shores again.. im sure the xenophobic bitch will have something to say about ‘paddy-mania’ from the cash register of her fish and chip shop 😛 or has that gone broke as well 🙂 lol

  45. So not only do U2 fans get in such an uproar that they complain here, complain on Rollins’ site, but one has to mimic my name here in the comments section because I agreed with Henry. Mature. I have some free advice to the U2 fans that can’t handle words. You can bet your asses that no U2 member cares what Rollins says, so you probably shouldn’t allow it to bug you either. As for saying that I agree with Rollins sometimes… sorry about that guys. I didn’t see the “Pro U2/Diss Rollins” rule listed when I posted.

  46. So not only do U2 fans get in such an uproar that they complain here, complain on Rollins’ site, but one has to mimic my name here in the comments section because I agreed with Henry. Mature. I have some free advice to the U2 fans that can’t handle words. You can bet your asses that no U2 member cares what Rollins says, so you probably shouldn’t allow it to bug you either. As for saying that I agree with Rollins sometimes… sorry about that guys. I didn’t see the “Pro U2/Diss Rollins” rule listed when I posted.

  47. “hey Plot, if you’re on this site and you’re commenting than you must be an obsessed U2 nut yourself. U2 isn’t becoming intolerable”

    I think U2 is one of the greatest bands ever. This is a great U2 site that I enjoy reading. I commented because I had something to say. I don’t see how that makes me a nut. I said those are the people who get so frantic about anything negative said about U2. You know, the kind that would swarm Rollins’ guest book. They kinda made my point for me. As for U2 becoming more intolerable, that’s subjective. I threw that out there as a possible reason why he has become even more vocal about his dislike for U2. Also, people are convientely ignoring that the man was asked about Bono and instead are calling Rollins “obsesessed” and “jealous.” He didn’t show up and go on a Bono tirade. He simply answered what was asked.

  48. “hey Plot, if you’re on this site and you’re commenting than you must be an obsessed U2 nut yourself. U2 isn’t becoming intolerable”

    I think U2 is one of the greatest bands ever. This is a great U2 site that I enjoy reading. I commented because I had something to say. I don’t see how that makes me a nut. I said those are the people who get so frantic about anything negative said about U2. You know, the kind that would swarm Rollins’ guest book. They kinda made my point for me. As for U2 becoming more intolerable, that’s subjective. I threw that out there as a possible reason why he has become even more vocal about his dislike for U2. Also, people are convientely ignoring that the man was asked about Bono and instead are calling Rollins “obsesessed” and “jealous.” He didn’t show up and go on a Bono tirade. He simply answered what was asked.

  49. Plot quit contradicting yourself. Your awfully sensitive. If you’re going to post a comment then that comment is open for anyone else to respond to what you said. U2 is a great band. Bono is a great humanitarian. He’s not doing anything different to help the world out that he hasn’t been doing for years. I agree with what you said that none of the members of U2 probably care what Henry Rollins says about them. I just think it’s funny when someone like him says something negative about Bono without getting the facts straight. It would be one thing if Henry was right but he is indeed wrong here because debt relief will help AIDS in Africa…Anyways..just relax Plot. We’re all fans, that’s why we’re here. Can’t we all just be friends?

  50. Plot quit contradicting yourself. Your awfully sensitive. If you’re going to post a comment then that comment is open for anyone else to respond to what you said. U2 is a great band. Bono is a great humanitarian. He’s not doing anything different to help the world out that he hasn’t been doing for years. I agree with what you said that none of the members of U2 probably care what Henry Rollins says about them. I just think it’s funny when someone like him says something negative about Bono without getting the facts straight. It would be one thing if Henry was right but he is indeed wrong here because debt relief will help AIDS in Africa…Anyways..just relax Plot. We’re all fans, that’s why we’re here. Can’t we all just be friends?

  51. Plot, why the beef about us slagging Rollins off while he himself slags the band off?Bit contradictory if you ask me.We’re not against you, but the fool Rollins is.Don’t give it out if you can’t take it back, Rollins – and don’t lose the plot yourself, Plot!If we sound upset and ‘bugged’ by it then that’s because we feel protective of ‘our’ band – nothing wrong in that!And there’s nothing wrong with free speech either – ask Rollins about that!We’re only having our say as is Rollins so don’t let it bug you.

  52. Plot, why the beef about us slagging Rollins off while he himself slags the band off?Bit contradictory if you ask me.We’re not against you, but the fool Rollins is.Don’t give it out if you can’t take it back, Rollins – and don’t lose the plot yourself, Plot!If we sound upset and ‘bugged’ by it then that’s because we feel protective of ‘our’ band – nothing wrong in that!And there’s nothing wrong with free speech either – ask Rollins about that!We’re only having our say as is Rollins so don’t let it bug you.

  53. Stop it, all of you!! We obviously should defer to the opinions of the leading arbiter of true talent and all that is right in the world, Henry Rollins. Need I remind you that Mr. Rollins is now the co-host of TLC’s “Full Metal Challenge”? This incredibly intellectual offering features a competition between teams who build deadly dune buggies to ram into each other until one is rendered disabled. Who better to comment on the state of the world and which cause(s) Bono should focus on? Not to mention that this accomplished singer and songwriter (who has been frequently referred to as the male Jennifer Lopez in recognition of his tremendous range and hauntingly beautiful voice) has also been featured in such fine cinematic classics as “The Chase,” and “Johnny Mnemonic.” How DARE you question his logic? Obviously, AIDS and Third World Debt have nothing to do with one another! What a fucking joke this guy is. I used to think he was mildly amusing on occasion, now I’ve come to realize that he’s just a complete jackass.

  54. Stop it, all of you!! We obviously should defer to the opinions of the leading arbiter of true talent and all that is right in the world, Henry Rollins. Need I remind you that Mr. Rollins is now the co-host of TLC’s “Full Metal Challenge”? This incredibly intellectual offering features a competition between teams who build deadly dune buggies to ram into each other until one is rendered disabled. Who better to comment on the state of the world and which cause(s) Bono should focus on? Not to mention that this accomplished singer and songwriter (who has been frequently referred to as the male Jennifer Lopez in recognition of his tremendous range and hauntingly beautiful voice) has also been featured in such fine cinematic classics as “The Chase,” and “Johnny Mnemonic.” How DARE you question his logic? Obviously, AIDS and Third World Debt have nothing to do with one another! What a fucking joke this guy is. I used to think he was mildly amusing on occasion, now I’ve come to realize that he’s just a complete jackass.

  55. as if bono or any of us need defending, bu here goes. When you’ve been doing just one thing for 20 years — even if that one thing has been being in one of the greatest rock bands ever (IMHO, of course), maybe you think you might like to do something else for a change. You grow older, you develop new interests you want to try to do some good, which he has always tried to do and why U2 has always earned my respect as people as well as a band.

    I’m sure Bono is drafting a thank you note to Rollins for making the Rollins devotees even more aware of AIDS and debut relief.

    Cheers to Bono and a shout out to Rollins.

  56. as if bono or any of us need defending, bu here goes. When you’ve been doing just one thing for 20 years — even if that one thing has been being in one of the greatest rock bands ever (IMHO, of course), maybe you think you might like to do something else for a change. You grow older, you develop new interests you want to try to do some good, which he has always tried to do and why U2 has always earned my respect as people as well as a band.

    I’m sure Bono is drafting a thank you note to Rollins for making the Rollins devotees even more aware of AIDS and debut relief.

    Cheers to Bono and a shout out to Rollins.

  57. Hmmnn.. Good ol’ Henry – sure is an interesting one to talk about to many causes. Seems to be demonstrating a heck of a lot of ignorance with Aids & Africa.

  58. Hmmnn.. Good ol’ Henry – sure is an interesting one to talk about to many causes. Seems to be demonstrating a heck of a lot of ignorance with Aids & Africa.

  59. don’t know about this henry fella, but I have just been reading some speaches from this Pauline hanson person online. I nearly wet myself laughing! eg. “if the government wants to be fair dinkum… they should stop all foreign aid” Can anyone else recommend a bigger fuckhead because this is great fun!!!

  60. don’t know about this henry fella, but I have just been reading some speaches from this Pauline hanson person online. I nearly wet myself laughing! eg. “if the government wants to be fair dinkum… they should stop all foreign aid” Can anyone else recommend a bigger fuckhead because this is great fun!!!

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