Henry Rollins will join U.K. punk outfit the Ruts on stage July 16 for a benefit gig for the band’s guitarist Paul Fox, who is suffering from untreatable lung cancer, and the Cancer Research charity.
Ruts bassist John "Segs" Jennings and drummer Dave Ruffy will be back together with Fox for the first time in many years at London's Carling Academy, Islington, to raise money for the guitarist and his family.
Original Ruts singer Malcolm Owen died from a drug overdose in 1980, which marked the end of their punk/reggae Virgin Records recording career, although the band continued as Ruts DC and Fox stayed active on the music scene.
Also in the line-up for the show are late 1970s punk contemporaries Tom Robinson, John Otway, the U.K. Subs and Splodgenessabounds.
Fox has recently been touring as Foxy's Ruts, after coming out of semi-retirement at the behest of Buster Bloodvessel of U.K. ska band Bad Manners.
Rollins said in a statement: "The Ruts are one of my favorite bands of all time, period. I am glad to be part of this event if for nothing else, just to say thanks."