Greg Ginn apparently turned down an obscene sum of money when pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline approached him about using the Black Flag song “Slip It In” in a commercial for Levitra, an erectile dysfunction drug. The company thought it might have more success considering the Gap ads that Henry Rollins posed for back in the 90s.
As much as Henry Rollins likes to make a big deal about how he used to live in a tool shed and eat dog food back in his Black Flag days, his conditions were a little more swank than he lets on. For starters, he tends to omit the fact that there was a hot tub just a cartwheel away from his shed in order to preserve his precious street cred.
Back in his uber broke Black Flag days, Henry Rollins starred in a handful of porno films under the name “Hank the Crank.” He had the make-up artist on set cover up his tattoos to create some plausible deniability, but you can pretty much tell its him. Oh, the things some punk icons will do to pay the bills. Anyway, if anyone can find some of this super rare footage, please send it in, I’m dying to see it.
ETA: These films aren’t the art films he made with Lydia Lunch and Richard Kern. These are commercial porn films he starred in for money.