Punk icon Henry Rollins is heading off on his fifth tour for US troops after surviving a mortar attack in Iraq last year (04).

The former Black Flag frontman will head off to Japan, Korea and Guam as part of a 10-day tour next month (JUN05) and he hopes this trip won't be quite as dangerous as his last one.

The tattooed tough guy was on a UNITED SERVICES OVERSEES (USO)

morale trip last year (04) when he was told the basecamp he was visiting was set to be bombed by Iraqi soldiers.

He recalls, "They said, 'Sir, we're going to get a mortar attack in the next three hours...' Twenty minutes later, 'Baboom.'

"I was signing autographs and shaking hands and I didn't even stop and they went, 'You're really brave.'

"I went, 'No I'm not, I'm just jaded and burned out and I'm not afraid of death and I really don't think I'm going to die in a mortar attack.'"

28/05/2005 01:23