Social D In Store Appearance

The guys will be making a rare in store appearance at the NEW Tower Records in Seattle on Friday, November 12 at 3:00PM to sign autographs – limited to one item per person. The new Tower Records is located at 701 5th Avenue North. Hope to see you there!…

FREE DVD with purchase of Sex, Love and Rock’n’Roll

Hey everyone! If you purchase Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll from one of the following retailers you will receive a free DVD, featuring exclusive footage of the bands rehearsal studio (The Casbah), interview footage and a live performance of their latest single, “Reach For The Sky”! “Click here”:http://www.previewnewmusic.com/socialdistortion to see the list of where …

Johnny Ramone RIP

Like many others I am extremely saddened by the untimely passing of Johnny Ramone. We toured together and spent time together so his influence was personal as well as professional. The Ramones were the single greatest reason why I became a musician and formed a band. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.…

Are You Registered?

“If you don’t like the way things are and you want to make changes, then you gotta vote!” – Mike Ness October 3, the deadline to register to vote in many states, is fast approaching. Registering is easy and can be done at many locations including your local post office or city hall. You can …

Sex, Love and Rock’n’Roll

Is the title of what you’ve all been waiting for, the first studio album from Social Distortion in 8 years! To be released on September 28, 2004, Mike Ness reveals a more optimistic side on this record, including the emotional journey of love, loss and acceptance on “Don’t Take Me For Granted”, written for the …

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…