Henry Rollins’ move to spoken-word performances was a slow process leading up to the more-than-two-hour monologues he can now deliver. “I’ve been doing these shows for 21 years, and when I started, the shows were a lot shorter,” the former Black Flag frontman tells Richard Abowitz of Las Vegas Weekly. “You were given only a 10- or 15-minute slot, and then after a while, you get your own show, and then it turns into something else over the years.” Rollins’ current spoken-word tour is ‘Shock and Awe My Ass’. “It being an election year and us being in Iraq, I defiantly felt I needed to say something. I watch a lot of news. I watch Fox, CNN, MSNBC and BBC World News,” he says.