"For many years, I've had this idea for a long-form show," says Henry Rollins of his new online radio show "The Cool Quarantine" which is produced through LA's KCRW. "I mean really long-form. Like hours. To do it terrestrially would be difficult because I would be crowding other shows out. But if it was online, hey. It’s as many songs as I want, language issues are not a factor, and if anyone gets bored, they can just turn it off or mark the time they checked out and resume later." Henry goes on to say the idea behind it is "reminiscent of when, if you ever did this, you hung out with your friends in someone's room and everyone brings over some records. People start putting records on, the conversation goes, the time passes and the records get played, and it's this cool hangout."
With many of us stuck at home via COVID-19 self-isolation, Henry thought the time was finally right, comparing "The Cool Quarantine" to the show he does on KCRW on Sundays "but without time constraints or worrying about FCC compliance. It’s an extra slice of pizza. It will be completely indulgent. Fanatic, of course, and hopefully, as Iggy Pop, the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of Rock and Roll says, 'a real cool time.'” On the first episode, Henry kicks things off with Public Enemy and across the four hours shares Ian MacKaye bootlegs, Led Zeppelin stories, deep cuts, rarities, full albums, and more. Listen over at KCRW.com.