Guitarist Chris Haskett was a longtime (and original) member of the Rollins Band, whose all encompassing playing style included elements of several different genres (jazz, heavy metal, punk, and experimental, to name a few). Haskett first met Rollins during 1979 in Washington, DC, while the guitarist was a member of a local group called the Enzymes. A few years later, Rollins served as the frontman for Black Flag (from 1981 through 1986), and when the band was put to rest, Haskett got the call to join up with Rollins. Haskett promptly accepted (despite the fact that he was living at the time in England), and played on a pair of solo Rollins releases, 1987's Hot Animal Machine and Drive By Shootings. By 1988, Rollins formed the more permanent Rollins Band, as the singer and Haskett were joined by ex-members of Greg Ginn's instrumental outfit, Gone (bassist Andrew Weiss and drummer Sim Cain). The band toured heavily over the next few years, and issued such albums as 1988's Do It and Life Time, 1989's Hard Volume, and 1990's Turned On.