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Social Distortion

Flyer for an early Social D show.
Background information
Also known as Social D
Origin
California, U.S.
Genre(s) Cowpunk
Punk rock
Punkabilly
Hardcore punk (early)
punk blues
Hard rock
Folk rock
Alternative rock
Years active 1978-1985
1986-present
Label(s) 13th Floor Records
Posh Boy Records
Restless Records (1988-1989)
Epic Records (1989-1997)
Time Bomb Recordings (1997-present)
Associated
acts
The Adolescents
Agent Orange
D.I.
D.O.A.
Danzig
Operation Ivy
Rancid
The Lewd
Website Official Website
Members
Mike Ness
Jonny "2 Bags" Wickersham
Brent Harding
Charlie Quintana
Former members
Dennis Danell (deceased)
Rikk Agnew
Frank Agnew
Tim Maag
Brent Liles (deceased)
John Maurer
Matt Freeman
Casey Royer
Derek O'Brien
Bob Stubbs
Chris Reece
Randy Carr (deceased)
Deen Castronovo
Chuck Biscuits
Matt Thiessen

Social Distortion (sometimes referred to simply as Social D) is a seminal punk rock band formed in 1978 in Orange County, California.[1] The band currently consists of Mike Ness (vocals, guitars), Jonny "2 Bags" Wickersham (guitars), Brent Harding (bass) and Charlie Quintana (drums). They, along with Minor Threat, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, Bad Brains and many others, are often credited as one of the leading bands of the 1980s American Punk (or Hardcore Punk) explosion. Image File history File links SocialDVandalsMentors. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. 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Brent Liles (September 7, 1963 – January 18, 2007) was the bassist for Social Distortion from 1981 - 1984 and later was the bassist for Agent Orange from 1985 - 1992. ... John Maurer (born July 14, 1964) played skin flute for Social Distortion from 1984 to 2004. ... Matthew McCall Freeman (born Roger Matthew Freeman June 14, 1966 in Albany, California, USA) is an American musician. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Derek OBrien (born January 11, 1963) is a drummer and producer who has been involved with many bands and projects throughout his career. ... Christopher Reece (sometimes known as Chris Reece) (born July 28, 1959) is an American musician. ... Born: August 13, 1956 in Santa Monica, California Died: March 27, 2002 in Irvine, California Randy Carr started playing drums at the age of 12 years old. ... 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The group briefly disbanded in 1985, due to frontman Ness' drug addiction, but reformed around 1986 and have continued being active today, even after the death of longtime guitarist Dennis Danell, who succumbed to a brain aneurysm in 2000. Since their inception the band lineup has been a virtual revolving-door of talent, with many members coming and going – Ness has been the only constant member. This article is about the year. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Dennis Danell (June 24, 1961-- February 29, 2000) was the guitarist for the punk rock band Social Distortion. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Among mainstream audiences, Social Distortion are best known for their hit singles "Ball and Chain", "Story of My Life" (both from the 1990 self-titled album), "I Was Wrong" (from the 1996 album White Light, White Heat, White Trash) and "Reach for the Sky" (from their 2004 album Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll) as well as a cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" (also from the self-titled album). For other uses, see Ball and Chain (disambiguation). ... Story of My Life was a 1990 hit single Social Distortion and appeared on their self-titled eponymous album. ... Social Distortion is an album released by the band of the same name. ... I Was Wrong is a song by the punk rock band, Social Distortion, originally released as a CD5 by Sony 550 Music in 1996[1]. It then appeared on the studio release, White Light, White Heat, White Trash, followed by Live at the Roxy. ... White Light, White Heat, White Trash is the fifth album by Social Distortion. ... Reach for the Sky is a song by Social Distortion, released on their album Sex, Love and Rock n Roll. ... Sex, Love and Rock n Roll is Social Distortions sixth album. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Ring of Fire is a country music song popularized by Johnny Cash and co-written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore. ...


To date, Social Distortion has released six full-length studio albums, two compilations, one live album and two DVDs. Their most recent studio album, Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, came out on September 28, 2004 and is their first release with current guitarist Jonny "2 Bags" Wickersham, who is Danell's replacement. Recently, there has been a rumor that the band has returned to the studio working their seventh album, which is reportedly due for release sometime in 2008. They also released their first Greatest Hits compilation on June 26, 2007. A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ... DVD is an optical disc storage media format that is used for playback of movies with high video and sound quality and for storing data. ... Sex, Love and Rock n Roll is Social Distortions sixth album. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jonny Wickersham, AKA Jonny 2 Bags, (born May 26, 1968) is the former guitarist for The Cadillac Tramps, as well as Youth Brigade and US Bombs. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Social Distortion. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Contents

History

Early years (1978-1982)

Social Distortion was formed in late 1978 by frontman Mike Ness, out of Orange County, California. The original lineup consisted of Ness on lead guitar, Rikk and Frank Agnew on guitars, and Casey Royer on drums[1]. Ness met Dennis Danell, who was a year older, in high school and insisted he join the band on bass guitar even though Danell had never played an instrument before. When Danell was brought in, Frank, Rikk and Casey left to form their own band.[1] Mike and Dennis remained the only constant members for the next two decades, with bass and drums changing hands every few years. Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Mike Ness (born Michael James Ness) (born April 3, 1962) is a guitarist, vocalist, and chief song writer for the punk rock band Social Distortion. ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Richard Agnew, (born on December 9, 1958) more commonly known as Rikk Agnew, is an American guitarist who has played in some of the most influential bands of the Orange County hardcore punk scene, as well as the influential deathrock band Christian Death. ... Born August, 1964. ... Dennis Danell (June 24, 1961-- February 29, 2000) was the guitarist for the punk rock band Social Distortion. ...


The music was initially inspired equally by early punk bands like the Sex Pistols and Ramones, [2] and classic acts such as The Rolling Stones and Johnny Cash. They began playing with fellow Orange County, California bands such as The Adolescents, China White, and Shattered Faith as part of the nascent hardcore movement. Their music was fast, angry and energetic. The Sex Pistols were an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... The Adolescents are a punk music group formed in 1980 in Fullerton, California. ... China White may refer to different things: China White (trip-hop), English trip-hop band from the North West The Huntington Beach punk rock band China White α-Methlyfentanyl, a heroin analogue. ... Shattered Faith is a novel written by Trevor Mark that accounts a great war between an extraterrestrial race called the Shaak, from the moon Titan, and humans. ...


Their first single, Mainliner/Playpen, was released in 1981 on Posh Boy, the label responsible for releasing the first singles and albums of many of the local O.C. punk bands[1]. A disc jockey by the name of Rodney Bingenheimer of KROQ-FM was responsible for much of the radio play in O.C. that punk received in the early 80's, and took a liking to Social Distortion, releasing the single "1945" on his 1981 compilation album, Rodney on the ROQ, Blood On The ROQ in 1983, and The Best Of Rodney On The ROQ in 1989. Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Posh Boy Records was a Hollywood, California based record label owned by Robbie Fields, a sometime high school substitute teacher who took an interest in the emerging punk rock scene in Orange County, California during the early 1980s. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Rodney Bingenheimer (pronounced ), (December 15, 1946 -) born in Mountain View, California, is a renowned Hollywood personality and radio disc jockey on the well-known Los Angeles rock station, KROQ. Often referred to as The Mayor of Sunset Strip he has been a fixture in rock and roll circles since the... KROQ-FM is a commercial radio station located in Los Angeles, California, broadcasting on 106. ...


In 1982, the band – now consisting of Ness, Danell – who now played rhythm guitar – Brent Liles on bass, and Derek O'Brien on drums – embarked on their first national tour with fellow punk band Youth Brigade – a trip chronicled in the celebrated punk rockumentary, Another State of Mind. Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Brent Liles (September 7, 1963 – January 18, 2007) was the bassist for Social Distortion from 1981 - 1984 and later was the bassist for Agent Orange from 1985 - 1992. ... Derek OBrien (born January 11, 1963) is a drummer and producer who has been involved with many bands and projects throughout his career. ... Youth Brigade can refer to two different punk music groups. ... The term rockumentary is a neologism denoting a program on television or movie documentary about rock and roll or its musicians. ... Another State of Mind is a documentary film. ...


Mommy's Little Monster and first hiatus (1983-1985)

The album cover for Social Distortion's debut release Mommy's Little Monster (1983).
The album cover for Social Distortion's debut release Mommy's Little Monster (1983).

Upon their return from the Another State of Mind tour in 1982, they recorded their debut album, Mommy's Little Monster. The album was released in early 1983 on their own label, 13th Floor Records. Mommy's Little Monster includes the title track as well as the song for which the previous tour was named, "Another State of Mind". This was the album that "gained the band a national name in punk circles." [1]. Image File history File links Cover of the Social Distortion album Mommys Little Monster. ... Image File history File links Cover of the Social Distortion album Mommys Little Monster. ... Mommys Little Monster is the first album released by Social Distortion on three different labels. ... Mommys Little Monster is the first album released by Social Distortion on three different labels. ...


Ness mentions in his DVD commentary that he really had nowhere to stay when he got back to California after the tour ended, so he would crash on the couch of whoever would have him. He details how he plunged headfirst into serious drug addiction and ended up being strung out on heroin for weeks at a time. In 1983, Liles and O'Brien left the band in the middle of a show on New Year's Eve, and were replaced soon thereafter by John Maurer, who knew Ness from school in Fullterton, and Christopher Reece on drums[1]. Ness's drug habit continued throughout 1984 and 1985 as the band continued to gain success with Another State of Mind appearing as one of the punk rarities on MTV, and touring in California and Arizona. As a result of Ness's escalating drug habit and troubles with the law, Social Distortion briefly went on hiatus in 1985. During this time, Ness was in and out of rehabilitation centers as well as serving short stints in various jails. Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... For other articles with similar names, see New Year (disambiguation). ... John Maurer (born July 14, 1964) played skin flute for Social Distortion from 1984 to 2004. ... Christopher Reece (sometimes known as Chris Reece) (born July 28, 1959) is an American musician. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... This article is about the year. ...


First comeback and Prison Bound (1986-1988)

The album cover for Prison Bound (1988), the band's long-awaited follow-up to Mommy's Little Monster.
The album cover for Prison Bound (1988), the band's long-awaited follow-up to Mommy's Little Monster.

The band reformed in or around 1986, once Ness finished his drug rehabilitation program. They released their second album, Prison Bound, two years later in 1988 – over five years after their debut. The album included then-newcomers John Maurer on bass and Christopher Reece on drums. Although Prison Bound never charted on Billboard, the title track found airplay on the Los Angeles, California radio station, KROQ. Cover of the Social Distortion album Prison Bound. ... Cover of the Social Distortion album Prison Bound. ... Prison Bound is an album released by Social Distortion. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Prison Bound is an album released by Social Distortion. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... KROQ-FM is a commercial radio station located in Los Angeles, California, broadcasting on 106. ...


A notable style change takes place in Prison Bound. While Mommy's Little Monster falls under the general category of punk rock or hardcore punk, Prison Bound takes on a definite country/western flavor and marks the start of the band's entrance into a style called "cowpunk." Country legend Johnny Cash and the Rolling Stones' honky tonk style became more prominent influences on Social Distortion's music at this time. There are references to Cash and the Stones in the songs "Prison Bound" and "On My Nerves," and they also cover a Stones song titled "Backstreet Girl," which has a major key sound that foreshadows the more focused cowpunk sound of the later albums. Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Hardcore punk, now commonly known as hardcore, is a subgenre of punk rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... Cowpunk or Country Punk is a subgenre of punk rock that began in southern California in the 1980s, especially Los Angeles. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Honky tonk was originally the name of a type of bar common throughout the southern United States, also Honkatonk or Honkey-tonk. ... In music theory, the major scale is one of the diatonic scales. ...


Although five years had passed since releasing their debut, it hurt the band not at all. Their success was just beginning and, in fact, taking time between albums became a pattern for Social Distortion. Ness acknowledges in a 2003 interview that it is a little backward, marketing-wise, to play songs for the fans for a few years before recording them – but it has always worked well for them. "We know which songs are going to be fan favorites on the record before we even record them." [3]


Mainstream success (1989-1996)

The album cover for Social Distortion (1990), the band's major label debut release and also one of their most successful and well known albums to date.
The album cover for Social Distortion (1990), the band's major label debut release and also one of their most successful and well known albums to date.

After the release of Prison Bound, Social Distortion left Restless Records and signed with Epic. The band then returned to the studio around the summer/fall of 1989, with producer Dave Jerden, to begin recording their third album, titled simply Social Distortion, which was released in 1990. It was Social Distortion's first album that was not financed by the band.[1] The album includes the singles "Ball and Chain" and "Story of My Life" as well as a cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire". The self-titled album fared better than both Mommy's Little Monster and Prison Bound, and is often credited as Social Distortion's best known work, with sales continuing seventeen years after its release. It is also frequently cited as the best rock album of 1990 by many publications – the album is said to "split the difference between rockabilly and Ramones-style punk"[4]. Cover of the Social Distortion album Social Distortion. ... Cover of the Social Distortion album Social Distortion. ... Social Distortion is an album released by the band of the same name. ... Restless Records is a Hollywood, California based independent record label which was started by Enigma Records, but was acquired in 2001 by Rykodisc who were, in turn, acquired by the Warner Music Group in 2006. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Dave Jerden is a prolific American record producer. ... Social Distortion is an album released by the band of the same name. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Ball and Chain (disambiguation). ... Story of My Life was a 1990 hit single Social Distortion and appeared on their self-titled eponymous album. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Ring of Fire is a country music song popularized by Johnny Cash and co-written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...


Their fourth album, Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, was released in 1992. The album included two hit singles – "Bad Luck", and "When She Begins". Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell surpassed all their previous albums in popularity, and received some general radio play with the single, "Bad Luck".[5] The album has a similar sound to the previous, eponymous, album, said to be a blend of "punk, blues, country and rockabilly".[5] After the release of this album, drummer Christopher Reece left Social Distortion in 1994 and was replaced by Randy Carr. Carr toured with the band and played drums on live performances until he left in 1995. Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell is an album released by Social Distortion. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Christopher Reece (sometimes known as Chris Reece) (born July 28, 1959) is an American musician. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Born: August 13, 1956 in Santa Monica, California Died: March 27, 2002 in Irvine, California Randy Carr started playing drums at the age of 12 years old. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


The band took another hiatus after the release of Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, and did not return to the studio until 1995.[1] During the break Social Distortion released a compilation album, Mainliner: Wreckage From the Past (1995), featuring pre-Mommy's Little Monster cuts. It contains two versions of "1945" and "Playpen" from their two indie labels, 13th Floor, and Posh Boy, and also a cover of The Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb". Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Mainliner: Wreckage From the Past is a compilation EP by Social Distortion. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Mommys Little Monster is the first album released by Social Distortion on three different labels. ... Posh Boy Records was a Hollywood, California based record label owned by Robbie Fields, a sometime high school substitute teacher who took an interest in the emerging punk rock scene in Orange County, California during the early 1980s. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Under My Thumb is a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for The Rolling Stones. ...

The album cover for White Light, White Heat, White Trash (1996), the band's final album recorded with original guitarist Dennis Danell before his death.
The album cover for White Light, White Heat, White Trash (1996), the band's final album recorded with original guitarist Dennis Danell before his death.

In June 1994, the band began demoing songs for their fifth album, [6] then returned to the studio in the following year to record White Light, White Heat, White Trash, which was released in 1996.[1] The title of the album is a play on the second Velvet Underground album, White Light/White Heat (1968). The album is said to have taken on a harder sound than those preceding it,[7] and to not focus as much on their previous blues and rockabilly sound.[8] The single "I Was Wrong" received wide radio play and is said to resemble "the classic sound more than any other track on the album".[7] The album also features the singles "When the Angels Sing," which is said to be a tribute to Ness's grandmother, who was an avid supporter of the band,[7] and "Don't Drag Me Down". The album also included a re-recorded version of "Under My Thumb", a cover of The Rolling Stones, as a hidden track. Former Danzig drummer Chuck Biscuits joined the band between the recording and release of the album, and is credited in the liner notes although this album actually features session drummer Deen Castronovo.[8] To date, White Light, White Heat, White Trash remains the final Social Distortion album recorded with Dennis Danell before his death. Image File history File links Social_Distortion_White_Light,_White_Heat,_White_Trash. ... Image File history File links Social_Distortion_White_Light,_White_Heat,_White_Trash. ... White Light, White Heat, White Trash is the fifth album by Social Distortion. ... Dennis Danell (June 24, 1961-- February 29, 2000) was the guitarist for the punk rock band Social Distortion. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... White Light, White Heat, White Trash is the fifth album by Social Distortion. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the rock band. ... White Light/White Heat is The Velvet Undergrounds second album. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... I Was Wrong is a song by the punk rock band, Social Distortion, originally released as a CD5 by Sony 550 Music in 1996[1]. It then appeared on the studio release, White Light, White Heat, White Trash, followed by Live at the Roxy. ... In the field of recorded music, a hidden track is a piece of music which has been placed on a Compact Disc, audio cassette, vinyl record or other recorded medium in such a way as to avoid detection by the casual listener. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... The Classic Danzig lineup, circa 1988, left to right: John, Chuck, Glenn, and Eerie Chuck Biscuits (real name Charles Montgomery) (born April 17, 1965) was a drummer for Victorian Pork, D.O.A., Pointed Sticks, The Subhumans (of Canada), Randy Rampage, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Descendents, Brown Sound, Red Hot... Deen Castronovo is a drummer who has played in various bands, including Cacophony, Bad English, Journey, The Enemy, Wild Dogs, Dr. Mastermind, Hardline, Planet Us, Soul Sirkus, and former Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butlers G/Z/R, as well as in backing bands for Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, and... Dennis Danell (June 24, 1961-- February 29, 2000) was the guitarist for the punk rock band Social Distortion. ...


Second hiatus and aftermath of Danell's death (1997-2004)

In 1997, Social Distortion left Epic Records and returned to Time Bomb Recordings for the first time in eight years. They released their first (and only) live album, Live at the Roxy in 1998. Social Distortion went on hiatus again as Ness went solo, releasing two albums, Cheating at Solitaire and Under the Influences, featuring song covers, in the following year. For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... Time Bomb Recordings was a record label founded by Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness together with his manager Jim Guerinot. ... Live at the Roxy is a live album by the Southern California punk rock group Social Distortion. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Cheating at Solitaire is the first solo album from Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness. ... Under the Influences, the second solo album from Social Distortions Mike Ness, is a compilation of country, rock, and bluegrass covers. ... This article is about the year. ...

The album cover for Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll (2004), the band's first studio album in eight years.
The album cover for Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll (2004), the band's first studio album in eight years.

Dennis Danell died on February 29, 2000 in his Newport Beach home after apparently suffering a brain aneurysm, leaving Ness as the only remaining original member of the band. There have been some rumors claiming that the band broke up again, following his death. He was replaced by former U.S. Bombs and Youth Brigade guitarist Jonny Wickersham, who had previously been Danell's guitar tech. Biscuits also left during that time, and was replaced by Charlie Quintana. After Danell's death, the band continued touring semi-frequently, playing sold-out shows in the Los Angeles, California area around the New Year for three straight years. Image File history File links Social_Distortion_Sex,_Love_and_Rock_n_Roll. ... Image File history File links Social_Distortion_Sex,_Love_and_Rock_n_Roll. ... Sex, Love and Rock n Roll is Social Distortions sixth album. ... Dennis Danell (June 24, 1961-- February 29, 2000) was the guitarist for the punk rock band Social Distortion. ... February 29 is a day added into a leap year of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Post surgical photo of brain aneurysm survivor. ... U.S. Bombs are an American punk rock band, consisting of vocalist Duane Peters, guitarists Chuck Briggs (who recently died of AIDS-related complications) and Kerry Martinez, bassist Wade Walston, and drummer Chip Hanna. ... Youth Brigade can refer to two different punk music groups. ... Jonny Wickersham, AKA Jonny 2 Bags, (born May 26, 1968) is the former guitarist for The Cadillac Tramps, as well as Youth Brigade and US Bombs. ... Charlie Quintana (a. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


Social Distortion started work on their follow-up to White Light, White Heat, White Trash in 2000, which was originally to be released in the fall of that year[9], but then it was not completed. Since 2001, the band had been promising to release it. Due to the band's ongoing tour schedule, the album's release was put on hold several times. In the fall of 2003, after completing demos, Social D (officially) returned to the studio with producer Cameron Webb to complete it.[9] Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, released on September 28, 2004, would be the band's first release with current guitarist Jonny Wickersham and drummer Charlie Quintana. Just a month before the release of the album, longtime bassist John Maurer left the band to stay with his family, and was replaced by Rancid's Matt Freeman. He stayed until late 2004, and was replaced by current bassist Brent Harding. White Light, White Heat, White Trash is the fifth album by Social Distortion. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cameron Webb is an American record producer and engineer. ... Sex, Love and Rock n Roll is Social Distortions sixth album. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jonny Wickersham, AKA Jonny 2 Bags, (born May 26, 1968) is the former guitarist for The Cadillac Tramps, as well as Youth Brigade and US Bombs. ... Charlie Quintana (a. ... John Maurer (born July 14, 1964) played skin flute for Social Distortion from 1984 to 2004. ... Rancid is a punk band, formed in 1991 in Albany, California, by Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. ... Matthew McCall Freeman (born Roger Matthew Freeman June 14, 1966 in Albany, California, USA) is an American musician. ... Brent Harding is recent bass player of the famous California punk group Social Distortion. ...


Recent activities (2005-present)

Social Distortion continued touring on and off between 2005 and 2007. They were scheduled to headline the Soundwave Festival in Australia in February-March 2008, along with Incubus and The Offspring, but this was cancelled, just as they had did the previous year for the same festival.[10] They played with various bands, including Versus the World, Tsar, Shooter Jennings, I Hate Kate, Flogging Molly, Nine Black Alps, The Supersuckers, Blackpool Lights, The Lost City Angels, The Street Dogs, The Backyard Babies, The Hangmen, The Eyeliners, Cooper, Mest, Bullets and Octane, and The Dead 60's. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Incubus is a five-piece American alternative rock band based out of Calabasas, California. ... For other uses, see Offspring (disambiguation). ... Versus the World is a 2002 album by the melodic death metal band Amon Amarth. ... Tsar (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Waylon Albright (Shooter) Jennings (born May 19, 1979) is an American country music singer, and the only child of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter. ... I Hate Kate is an alternative rockband from Huntington Beach, California. ... Flogging Molly is a seven-piece Irish American punk band, that formed in Los Angeles and is currently signed under SideOneDummy Records. ... Nine Black Alps are an English post-grunge/indie rock quartet from Manchester. ... The Supersuckers are an American rock band. ... Blackpool Lights are an indie rock/pop-punk band founded in Kansas City, Missouri, that includes former Get Up Kids band member Jim Suptic. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Street Dogs is a punk rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. ... Backyard Babies is a Swedish punk rock band, formed in the city of Nässjö in 1987, originally comprising singer Tobbe, guitarist Dregen, bassist Johan Blomqvist and drummer Peder Carlsson. ... {{Infobox musical artist | Name = The Hangmen | Img = | Img_capt = he Hangmen | Img_size = | Landscape = | Background = group_or_band | Birth_name = | Alias = The Hangmen | Born = | Died = | Origin = Template:North East England | Instrument = | Voice_type = | Genre = Punk Rockn roll Psychobilly [[ ]][1] | Occupation = | Years_active = 1990–present | Label = | Associated_acts = [[]] | URL = Myspace | Current_members = Loz Firewalker Hell Burns Gravedigger | Past_members = not... Look up Cooper in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Mest was a pop punk band from Blue Island, Illinois. ... Bullets and Octane are a punk influenced, gritty hard rock band originally from St. ... The Dead 60s are a rock band from Liverpool, England in the United Kingdom. ...


In February 2006, Ness was injured and broke his wrist in a skateboarding accident. He had his good friend, TSOL guitarist Ron Emory fill his place on guitar for the tour while he continued to sing for the band with his arm in a cast and sling. As of July 2006, Emory was no longer filling for Ness. The Hangmen's Bryan Small also filled for Ness. Media:Example. ... A standard skateboard An old-school skateboard A skateboard is a four wheeled platform used for the activity of skateboarding. ... TSOL is a hardcore punk band which was formed during 1979 in Long Beach, California. ... Ron Emory played guitar with the Punk Rock band The Vandals in 1981, and also with TSOL. ... Early elections in November are announced in the Netherlands. ... {{Infobox musical artist | Name = The Hangmen | Img = | Img_capt = he Hangmen | Img_size = | Landscape = | Background = group_or_band | Birth_name = | Alias = The Hangmen | Born = | Died = | Origin = Template:North East England | Instrument = | Voice_type = | Genre = Punk Rockn roll Psychobilly [[ ]][1] | Occupation = | Years_active = 1990–present | Label = | Associated_acts = [[]] | URL = Myspace | Current_members = Loz Firewalker Hell Burns Gravedigger | Past_members = not...


Original member Brent Liles, who played bass on Mommy's Little Monster, died on January 18, 2007 after being hit by a semi truck while riding a dirt bike in Placentia, California.[11] Brent Liles (September 7, 1963 – January 18, 2007) was the bassist for Social Distortion from 1981 - 1984 and later was the bassist for Agent Orange from 1985 - 1992. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... 18 wheeler redirects here. ... A scooter (left) and a cruiser Motorcycles have been produced in myriad different models for innumerable purposes. ... Location of Placentia within Orange County, California. ...

The album cover for Greatest Hits (2007), includes a new song, "Far Behind".
The album cover for Greatest Hits (2007), includes a new song, "Far Behind".

Social Distortion released their first Greatest Hits compilation on June 26, 2007. It includes their hit singles from Mommy's Little Monster to Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, yet lacks any song from Mainliner. Along with a new studio recording of the song, "Far Behind", new studio recordings of 6 of their classic songs are included as well. Rerecording these songs allowed the band to own rights to them again, instead of Epic (their former label) owning them. Through iTunes in the U.S., as a download only, the Greatest Hits also includes a new Social Distortion cover version of the Chuck Berry classic "Maybellene". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Social Distortion. ... Far Behind is a song from veteran Punk band Social Distortion; it appears on their greatest hits album. ... Greatest Hits is a compilation album by Social Distortion. ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Mommys Little Monster is the first album released by Social Distortion on three different labels. ... Sex, Love and Rock n Roll is Social Distortions sixth album. ... Mainliner: Wreckage From the Past is a compilation EP by Social Distortion. ... Far Behind is a song from veteran Punk band Social Distortion; it appears on their greatest hits album. ...


Ness stated in a recent interview that this 'Greatest hits' "technically means what was good with radio.” [12] Ness also stated in the same interview that “we may follow this up with something that is more essential Social D. – songs that are the band's favorites.”


In December 2006, it was announced that Social Distortion was back in the studio working their as-yet-untitled seventh album.[13] According to an April 2007 interview with Ness, the album is expected to surface sometime in 2008.[14] Other new songs that the band has played live in recent years that may make it on to the new album include "I Won't Run No More", "A Diamond in the Rough", "Road Zombie", "Private Hell", and "Bakersfield". The new album will also mark the first Social Distortion release recorded without longtime bassist John Maurer since their first album, 1983's Mommy's Little Monster. December 2006 is the twelfth and final month of the year and will begin in 2 day(s). ... Social Distortions seventh studio album was originally scheduled to be released in 2006 and has been pushed back to 2007. ... April 2007 is the fourth month of the year. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... John Maurer (born July 14, 1964) played skin flute for Social Distortion from 1984 to 2004. ... Mommys Little Monster is the first album released by Social Distortion on three different labels. ...


Also in 2008, Social Distortion will be eligible for induction into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [1] 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at sunset. ...


Musical style

Social Distortion's musical style began as decidedly punk rock or hardcore punk when the band formed in the late 1970s. They are thought to be one of the pioneering bands of the original Southern California punk rock movement out of Orange County, California, and their style closely associated with the The Dickies, The Germs, and other bands from that place and time. In the mid-80's there was a notable change in their style of music – taking more from their country music and classic rock and roll roots. Mike Ness admits in the DVD commentary from Another State of Mind that he may have even tried too hard on the Prison Bound album. They did eventually find their niche, and the majority of their albums from the mid-80's on to the early 90's are considered to be cowpunk or rockabilly – a melodic punk sound that is distinctly – and distinctively – their own. Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... The Dickies are a punk rock group formed in Los Angeles, California in 1977. ... The Germs are a punk rock band from Los Angeles formed in the late 1970s. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, the first half of Billboards country and western music category, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Another State of Mind is a documentary film. ... Cowpunk or Country Punk is a subgenre of punk rock that began in southern California in the 1980s, especially Los Angeles. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ...


Influences

Social Distortion's principal influences are of roots rock derivation, as well as hardcore punk, psychedelic rock, blues, hard rock, modern rock, grunge and cowpunk. They have never considered themselves a hardcore punk band in any way. Bands/artists that have influenced Social Distortion are: Johnny Cash, The Clash, Eddie Cochran, Dead Boys, Elvis Presley, KISS, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, New York Dolls, David Bowie, Queen, Barbara Streisand, Ramones, The Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols, X, and Neil Young. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Hardcore punk, now commonly known as hardcore, is a subgenre of punk rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s. ... Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music that attempts to replicate the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Modern rock is term commonly used to describe a rock music format found on American commercial radio. ... Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Cowpunk or Country Punk is a subgenre of punk rock that began in southern California in the 1980s, especially Los Angeles. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ray Edward Eddie Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an American Rock and Roll musician and an important influence on popular music during the late 1950s and early 1960s. ... The Dead Boys were a punk band that formed in Cleveland, Ohio about 1975, evolving out of the band Rocket From The Tombs. ... “Elvis” redirects here. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in 1970. ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... For the self-titled debut album, visit New York Dolls (album) The New York Dolls are a rock band formed in New York City in 1971. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Barbra Streisand on the cover of her album Higher Ground Barbra Streisand (born April 24, American singer and film actress, producer, and director. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... The Sex Pistols were an iconic and highly influential English punk rock band, formed in London in 1975. ... For other bands named X, see X (band). ... This article is about the musician. ...


Songwriting and vocals

Most of Social Distortion's songs are written and sung by Mike Ness. There is a common theme in most of his lyrics about "impulsiveness, its consequences and the hard struggle for maturity"[1]. Other band members who have co-written Social Distortion songs are Dennis Danell ("The Creeps",[15] "Indulgence", "Like an Outlaw (For You)", "On My Nerves", and "I Want What I Want"); Jonny Wickersham ("Nickels and Dimes", "Faithless", and "Angel's Wings"); and John Maurer ("Let It Be Me"). Dennis Danell (June 24, 1961-- February 29, 2000) was the guitarist for the punk rock band Social Distortion. ... Jonny Wickersham, AKA Jonny 2 Bags, (born May 26, 1968) is the former guitarist for The Cadillac Tramps, as well as Youth Brigade and US Bombs. ... John Maurer (born July 14, 1964) played skin flute for Social Distortion from 1984 to 2004. ...


Covers

The band has covered many songs, including, "Ring of Fire" (June Carter Cash, Merle Kilgore), "Backstreet Girl" (The Rolling Stones), "Under My Thumb" (The Rolling Stones), and "Death or Glory" (The Clash). Mike Ness, individually, covered 12 songs in his solo album, Under the Influences in 1999. Ring of Fire is a country music song popularized by Johnny Cash and co-written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore. ... Valerie June Carter Cash (June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003) was a singer, songwriter, actress and comedian and was a member of the Carter Family, and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. ... Wyatt Merle Kilgore (August 9, 1934 - February 6, 2005) was an American, singer, songwriter, and manager. ... Back Street Girl is a song by the British rock band The Rolling Stones. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Under My Thumb is a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards for The Rolling Stones. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Death or Glory is a song by The Clash, featured on their 1979 album London Calling. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Under the Influences, the second solo album from Social Distortions Mike Ness, is a compilation of country, rock, and bluegrass covers. ... This article is about the year. ...


Legacy and influence

Social Distortion have influenced various contemporary artists, such as Alkaline Trio,[16] Domestic Violence, Dropkick Murphys,[17] Goldfinger,[18] Good Charlotte,[19] MxPx,[20] Pearl Jam, Rise Against, The Suicide Machines, and Sum 41,[19] as well as many notable California punk bands such as ALL, Big Drill Car, blink-182,[21] Bullets and Octane,[22] Chemical People,[23] Face to Face,[24] Jawbreaker,[25] No Use for a Name,[26] The Offspring,[27] Pennywise,[19] Rancid,[28] and Thrice.[19] Alkaline Trio (sometimes referred to as Ak3 or Alk3) is a band from Chicago, IL consisting of Matt Skiba on guitar/vocals, Dan Andriano on bass/vocals, and Derek Grant on drums/back-up vocals. ... “DKM” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Goldfinger. ... Good Charlotte (IPA: ) is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland and formed in 1996. ... MxPx is a punk band comprised of three Christians that formed in 1992 in Bremerton, Washington, United States as teenagers. ... This article is about the rock group. ... Rise Against is an American punk/melodic hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois, which was formed in 1999. ... The Suicide Machines were an American punk rock band formed in 1991 in Detroit, Michigan and disbanded in 2006. ... Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario. ... The California punk scene is a regional punk music scene that started in the late 1970s and still exists today. ... ALL Promotional Photograph (Epitaph Records) ALL is a spin off punk band formed by members of The Descendents. ... Big Drill Car was a later punk group from Huntington Beach, California. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Bullets and Octane are a punk influenced, gritty hard rock band originally from St. ... Chemical People are a Punk band formed in 1986. ... face to face was a punk band from Victorville, California. ... Jawbreaker was a San Francisco punk band with roots in Los Angeles, where members Blake Schwarzenbach and Adam Pfahler attended Crossroads High School together, and New York City, where Schwarzenbach and Pfahler met bass player Chris Bauermeister at New York University in 1988. ... No Use for a Name (sometimes abbreviated NUFAN) is a punk rock band from San Jose, California, United States, formed in 1987 by Tony Sly, Steve Papoutsis and Rory Koff. ... For other uses, see Offspring (disambiguation). ... For the Stephen King creature, see It (monster). ... Rancid is a punk band, formed in 1991 in Albany, California, by Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. ... Look up thrice in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The band Face to Face honored Social D by covering the song "Telling Them". In 2005, Reel Big Fish covered "Story of My Life" on their album We're Not Happy 'Til You're Not Happy. A line in the song Riot Girl by Good Charlotte reads: "She likes Minor Threat, She likes Social Distortion." Reel Big Fish is an American ska punk band, best known for the 1997 hit Sell Out. ... Were Not Happy Til Youre Not Happy is the fifth LP by Orange County ska/punk band, Reel Big Fish. ... Riot Girl is a song by Good Charlotte. ... Good Charlotte (IPA: ) is an American rock band from Waldorf, Maryland and formed in 1996. ... Minor Threat was an American hardcore punk band that formed in Washington DC in 1980 and disbanded in 1983. ...


MxPx also covered the song "Sick Boy" on their 1998 B-sides compilation Let It Happen. MxPx is a punk band comprised of three Christians that formed in 1992 in Bremerton, Washington, United States as teenagers. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Let It Happen is a B-sides album released in 1998 by the punk band MxPx. ...


Goldfinger singer/guitarist John Feldmann has mentioned that he started playing music when he was 13 after listening to Social Distortion's first album Mommy's Little Monster.[18] He also pays tribute to the band in the song "Chris Clayton" (from Goldfinger's 1997 album Hang-Ups) with the lyrics "When we were kids playing Social D". For other uses, see Goldfinger. ... John Feldmann John Feldmann, also goes by Feldy (born 1967) is an American musician and producer who is the lead singer of the band Goldfinger. ... Mommys Little Monster is the first album released by Social Distortion on three different labels. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Hang-Ups is Goldfingers sophomore effort. ...


The Offspring, started in 1984 by founders Bryan "Dexter" Holland and Greg K, was formed of a decision outside of a Social Distortion concert, when both were refused entry. For other uses, see Offspring (disambiguation). ... Bryan Keith Dexter Holland (born December 29, 1965)[1] is the singer and rhythm guitarist for the Californian punk rock band The Offspring and the owner of the independent record label Nitro Records. ... Template:Bass Guitarist Infobox Gregory David Kriesel (short Greg K.) (born January 20, 1965) is a bass guitarist for the punk band, The Offspring. ...


Bad Religion played their first ever concert, as warm-up for Social Distortion.


In Popular Culture

Social Distortion's music and merchandise seem to appear more and more in popular culture. Social D t-shirts are offered child-size these days to accommodate old school fans who now have children to sport the "Mommy's Little Monster" and "Sick Boy" badge. Kevin Bacon's character in the film Stir of Echoes wears a Social Distortion t-shirt during one of his scenes. Popular culture, sometimes abbreviated to pop culture, consists of widespread cultural elements in any given society. ... Kevin Norwood Bacon[1] (born July 8, 1958) is an American film and theater actor who has starred in Footloose, Animal House, Stir of Echoes, Wild Things, JFK, and Apollo 13, among many others. ... Stir of Echoes is an supernatural/ Thriller American film which was released in 1999 starring Kevin Bacon and directed by David Koepp. ...


The song "Story of My Life" has been featured in movies such as Reality Bites, starring Winona Ryder; the movie Orange County, starring Colin Hanks, Jack Black, and Schuyler Fisk; the movie The Break-Up, starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston – when Vaughn's character is playing billiards with his friends at his condo; and the movie Life or Something Like It, starring Angeline Jolie. The song was featured when Jolie's character finds herself having a midlife crisis, and decides to return to her high school punk roots. She wore a Social Distortion t-shirt during this scene, as well. The Break-Up also featured the song "Ball and Chain" in the movie trailer. Reality Bites is a 1994 film written by Helen Childress and featuring the directorial debut of Ben Stiller. ... Winona Ryder (born October 29, 1971) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning American actress. ... Orange County is an American movie released in 2002. ... Colin Lewes Hanks (born November 24, 1977) is an American actor. ... For other persons named Jack Black, see Jack Black (disambiguation). ... The Break-Up is a Universal Pictures film that was released on June 2, 2006. ... Vincent Anthony Vaughn (born March 28, 1970) is an American film actor. ... Jennifer Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American film and television actress, best known for her role as Rachel Green in the popular television sitcom Friends. ... This article is about the various cue sports. ... Life or Something Like It is a romantic comedy released in 2002. ... Angelina Jolie at the premiere of Shrek 2 in Los Angeles. ... Theatrical trailers are 2-3 minute advertisements for movies that play in cinemas before another movie. ...


Social D songs have appeared in television, such as "Reach for the Sky," which appeared on the television series Smallville in its fourth season, and have been featured as background music on MTV cribs. Social D songs also appear in video games such as Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX, which features "Don't Drag Me Down," and Tony Hawk's Underground, which features "Mommy's Little Monster". Anime comics have also used the songs, such as Kubo Tite, author of the hit shounen manga Bleach (manga), who used the song "Don't Drag Me Down" as a theme song for one of the characters (Isshin Kurosaki), and even said that one of the main characters (Ichigo Kurosaki) favorite celebrity is frontman Mike Ness. Smallville is an American television series created by writer/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, and was initially broadcast by The WB. After its fifth season, the WB and UPN merged to form The CW, which is the current broadcaster for the show in the United States. ... This article is about computer and video games. ... Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX is a video game released in 2000 featuring Dave Mirra and other professional BMX riders. ... Tony Hawks Underground, also called THUG and loosely referred to as Tony Hawks Pro Skater 5, is a skateboarding video game available for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Advance and Xbox platforms released in 2003. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Tite Kubo Pen name Tite Kubo (久保 帯人 Kubo Taito), real name Noriaki Kubo (久保 宣章 Kubo Noriaki, born June 26, 1977) is a manga-ka. ... BLEACH redirects here. ... Isshin Kurosaki ) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo. ... Ichigo Kurosaki ) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo and the main protagonist of the series. ...


On October 3rd, 2007, it was announced that a rerecorded version "Story of My Life" would be featured in the upcoming Activision video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Activision, Inc. ...


Members

For past members, see List of Social Distortion band members.

For 29 years, Social Distortion have had constant member changes. ...

Current Line-Up

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Discography

Year Album US Chart Position Vocals/Guitars Guitars Bass Drums
1983 Mommy's Little Monster Never charted Mike Ness Dennis Danell Brent Liles Derek O'Brien
1988 Prison Bound Never charted Mike Ness Dennis Danell John Maurer Christopher Reece
1990 Social Distortion #128 Mike Ness Dennis Danell John Maurer Christopher Reece
1992 Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell #76 Mike Ness Dennis Danell John Maurer Christopher Reece
1996 White Light, White Heat, White Trash #27 Mike Ness Dennis Danell John Maurer Chuck Biscuits
2004 Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll #31 Mike Ness Jonny Wickersham John Maurer Charlie Quintana
2008 TBA Mike Ness Jonny Wickersham Brent Harding Charlie Quintana

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Social Distortion, or Social D, is a punk rock band from Orange County, California that has been influencing music for nearly three decades.
Social D has had more than a dozen members that have come and gone through their virtual revolving door of talent.
They released their third album, "Social Distortion," in 1990, with a cover of Johnny Cash's famous song, "Ring of Fire."
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Social Distortion (often known as Social D or SxDx) are a punk rock band that was formed in the 1978 and is still together today.
Social Distortion are currently working on their follow-up to Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, which is due for release in 2007.
Social Distortion's main influence is mostly from a roots rock oriented direction, as well as from hardcore punk, psychedelic rock, blues, hard rock, modern rock, grunge and cowpunk.
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