Punk rock icon Henry Rollins and ex-THE CIRCLE JERKS singer Keith Morris performed a set of BLACK FLAG classics to benefit the West Memphis Three defense fund at Ridglea Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday (June 3). Check out pictures from Globe Photos.
Rollins, like METALLICA and PEARL JAM before him, is doing what he can to get West Memphis, Arkansas, natives Jessie Misskelley, Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin a new trial. The men have been in prison 10 years, despite what many consider to be a lack of evidence.
"What we need is compelling evidence and that would be DNA evidence," Rollins explained to MTV.com. "Apparently, there were DNA samples in the evidence lockers in Arkansas that no one had the budget to test. They are being tested [now, but] apparently it's oh so expensive, so a lot of money has gone in and is still needed.
"The boys in prison are ecstatic," he continued. "I think that's because they are innocent. If I were guilty I don't think I would be jumping up and down over something that could totally implicate me."
Remaining ROLLINS/BLACK FLAG tour dates:
Jun. 07 - Boynton Beach, FL @ Club Ovation
Jun. 9 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Jun. 11 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Jun. 12 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Jun. 13 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Jun. 14 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Jun. 15 - Boston, MA @ Axis
Jun. 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Theater of Living Arts
Jun. 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Odeon
Jun. 19 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Jun. 20 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Jun. 21 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
Jun. 22 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Jun. 24 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Jun. 26 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
Jun. 27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ DV8
Jun. 29 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Jun. 30 - Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Jul. 01 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore