Another State of Mind

Cult punk film Another State of Mind will be released on DVD for the time on August 24, 2004. Social Distortion and Youth Brigade take on six weeks and ten thousand miles in a broken down school bus to make their mark on North America. More than just concert footage, this film documents the rich …

Bassist John Maurer Exits Social Distortion Rancid bass player Matt Freeman comes aboard

After 20 years of serving as Social Distortion’s bass player John Maurer has decided to leave the band. Maurer completed the recording of “Sex, Love and Rock and Roll’, the new Social Distortion full length studio recording but has decided to forgo the usual extended promotion and touring in order to stay home and devote …

SOCIAL DISTORTION TO RELEASE FIRST EVER LIVE DVD

Social Distortion will be releasing their first ever full-length concert release entitled “Live In Orange County” on July 27, 2004, coming out on Time Bomb Recordings. This is only the second time (since Another State of Mind) that the group has been captured on film. This event was filmed on January 19, 2003, at the …

SOCIAL DISTORTION IN THE STUDIO MIXING

Cameron Webb and Mike Ness are currently in a Los Angeles studio mixing the songs recorded for the new record. Below is a list of song names that will be on the album. They’re not in the final sequence, but we wanted to give you the first glance at the songs you’ve been waiting for. …

20th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF ANOTHER STATE OF MIND

That’s right, it’s been 20 years since Another State of Mind debuted in the theater. Thanks in part to the Los Angeles Film Festival you have a chance to see it on the silver screen once again. Another State of Mind will be playing at 10:00pm on Saturday, June 19, 2004, at the Laemmle Sunset …

PHASE THREE COMPLETE AND TRACKING IS FINISHED

Hey gang! Tracking for the forthcoming untitled Social D record has come to an end. The guys have hit all their licks, and laid all the tracks that will make up the new record. Ness and the boys are now currently reviewing the songs, and taking notes before going in to have it mixed. The …

SOCIAL DISTORTION TO BE APART OF FAT WRECK CHORDS ROCK AGAINST BUSH COMPILATION

Look for Social D, Rise Against, Pennywise, Against Me!, NOFX, and many more to be included on Fat Wreck Chords forthcoming Rock Against Bush compilation. This compilation to be released on April 20th is the first of two volumes, and will feature a bonus DVD that has informative material and music videos from bands like …

THE PROOF

So after Phase Two was complete, Mike took a couple weeks off to finish writing lyrics. Mike finished writing ahead of schedule, and he’s currently in the studio recording vocals (Phase three). The recording process should be wrapped by April 1. Be sure to check back as Phase Three is almost complete, there will be …

PHASE TWO OF SD RECORDING COMPLETE!

Hey everyone! Social D have finished Phase Two of recording, and are currently in the middle of phase three. Phase Three is the final stage of recording for the guys, and it consists of vocals, backing vocals, and some last minute touches on guitar. Below are some new photos of what has been going on …

SOCIAL DISTORTION FINISHED WITH PHASE ONE OF RECORDING

Social D has closed the first chapter of recording for their forthcoming record. The guys have completed recording drums and bass, and after taking a short break last week for Thanksgiving, Mike and Jonny jumped back in yesterday to begin recording guitars. Danny will follow up next week with B3 organ to close out phase …

MIKE NESS A PART OF ANNIE LEIBOVITZ’S AMERICAN MUSIC COLLECTION

Back in March, 2003, Annie Leibovitz flew out to Los Angeles to photograph Mike for a forthcoming music edition of Vanity Fair. Coincidentally, Annie was also working on wrapping up her latest book entitled American Music. After a couple hours of shooting that afternoon, Annie thought Mike would be perfect for her American Music project. …

SOCIAL DISTORTION GOING INTO THE STUDIO

You read it correctly… the rumors, myths, untruths, and all your wondering about the record can be put to rest. Social D have completed their demos, and have confirmed time next month in a Los Angeles studio to begin recording their follow up to White Light, White Heat, White Trash. There’s no scheduled release date …

Farewell To An Inspiration And Legend

Social Distortion wishes farewell to The Man In Black. Johnny Cash was an icon in country music and American culture and will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Cash family. Johnny Cash: 1932-2003…

Social Distortion will be playing Hootenanny

Social Distortion will be playing Hootenanny on July 6th, 2003. SD will be sharing the stage with the following rockers… Little Richard, Jr. Brown, Rocket From The Crypt, Lee Rocker, Dave Vanian and his Phantom Chords, Dave Alvin, Nekromantix, Manic Hispanic, Tex & the Horseheads, Kingbees, Paladins, Jesse Dayton, Throw Rag, Blazing Haley, Deke Dickerson, …

Social D will be playing X-treme Radio’s “Our Big Concert 6″ in Las Vegas, NV

Social D will be playing X-treme Radio’s “Our Big Concert 6″ in Las Vegas, NV on May 17th at the Sam Boyd Stadium. They will be performing with the Deftones, Fuel, Taproot, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Mudvayne, Cold, Trapt, Blindside, Pacifier and Hed(pe).…

Social D will be playing Channel 93.3′s 10th Annual Big Adventure

Social D will be playing Channel 93.3′s 10th Annual Big Adventure on May 10th, 2003. Just a few of the other bands that SD will be performing with include Bad Religion, Pennywise and Unwritten Law. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.…

Social Distortion and Vans have teamed up to produce the limited edition

Social Distortion and Vans have teamed up to produce the limited edition Sk8-Hi and Old Skool which will be coming soon to: “http://store.socialdistortion.com”:http://store.socialdistortion.com…

Mike Ness is featured in several chapters of a new book

Mike Ness is featured in several chapters of a new book called MOUTHING OFF- A Book of Rock & Roll Quotes. With funny and truthful observations from hundreds of rock, punk, and metal figures, this book was written with the music fan in mind. There’s also a great, full page photo of Mike taken by …

Read reviews of “Concerts for Artists’ Rights”

Read reviews of “Concerts for Artists’ Rights” – Mike Ness, Eddie Vedder & Beck @ the Wiltern on February 26th. * “The music is the fund-raising message”:http://ocregister.com/show/concerts00228cci5.shtml * “Collaborations, Guests Highlight RAC Benefits”:http://www.billboard.com/billboard/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1355672 * “No Doubt, Beck, Crow Rock for RAC”:http://www.rollingstone.com/news/newsarticle.asp?nid=15505 * “All-Star Lobby of Rockers”:http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/printedition/calendar/la-000015052feb28.story…

WE GOT THE NEUTRON BOMB

Marc Spitz and Brendan Mullen bring you the untold story of L.A. punk from the mouths of the generation at the forefront. We Got The Neutron Bomb delivers quotes from such legends as Mike Ness (Social Distortion), Pat Smear (Germs), John Doe (X), Keith Morris (Circle Jerks) and many more. If you are interested in …

Mike Ness will do a solo acoustic performance with Eddie Vedder and Beck

Mike Ness will do a solo acoustic performance with Eddie Vedder and Beck as part of a series of benefit shows on February 26th. For more information see the below press release: THE RECORDING ARTISTS COALITION CONFIRMS LINE-UPS FOR “CONCERTS FOR ARTISTS RIGHTS”; FEBRUARY 26 SHOWS TO TAKE PLACE AT FOUR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VENUES Artists …

IT’S CLEAR THAT SOCIAL DISTORTION IS BACK – LOS ANGELES TIMES

Social Distortion has recently launched a 20-night tour with multiple nights in Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Diego and Las Vegas. All dates have sold out in record time and the initial shows have been some of their best ever. Here’s a recent live review that ran in the LA Times: IT’S CLEAR THAT SOCIAL DISTORTION …

Mike Ness on Radio One

Mike Ness was recently interviewed by Steve Lamacq for a special on US Punk that will air on UK Radio 1 on 21st August 11.00 pm to 11.30pm (UK time). Also featured are The Offspring, Green Day, Blink 182 and the Descendents.To listen on the web go to “http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/audio.shtml”:http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/audio.shtml…

Odelay Kiddies

Once again we’re put into one of those unexpected, unexplainable situations that makes life seem like we’re running from a continuous wall of crap that’s right on your heels. We’ve had time to pick ourselves up, dust off the dirt and do what’s right. We keep looking forward and staying ahead in order to make …