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Sweet Relief signed guitar auction

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Auction proceeds of this Epiphone Les Paul signed by Social Distortion will benefit Sweet Relief.

View the auction and place your bid here.

Mike Ness in Noisey’s Made In America

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In this installment of Noisey‘s Made in America series, Watch Mike talk about what the LA and OC punk scenes were like when Social Distortion started.

Watch the full episode here

RIP Jay Adams

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Skateboarding and surfing were an integral part of the punk movement — rebellion and self expression. Jay Adams and his friends were there in the beginning and made their own history. Love and respect, my friend. Z-Boys forever.

- Mike Ness…

Schedule announced for Riot Fest Chicago

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Social Distortion will play Riot Fest Chicago on Sunday, September 14.

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Riot Fest Denver: New venue announced

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Riot Fest has had to move the Denver festival from its inaugural home in Byers, CO, and have just announced the new venue is Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in downtown Denver on Sept. 19-21st. All tickets will be honored at the new location and refunds will be issued to people who bought …

RIP Tommy Ramone

I’m sorry to hear about Tommy Ramone’s passing. I feel very fortunate I’ve been able to play these great songs with CJ RamoneĀ on a couple tours. The Ramones were such a huge influence on Social Distortion.

I know Tommy didn’t play on this record, but the year ‘Halfway to Sanity’ came out was a big …

Schedule announced for Riot Fest & Sideshow Denver

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Social Distortion will perform at Riot Fest & Sideshow in Byers, CO on Saturday, September 20.

Single day tickets are now on sale. Weekend passes and layaway options are also available.

Playing Riot Fest in Chicago, Denver, and Toronto this fall

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Social Distortion will play Riot Fest in Chicago, Denver, and Toronto this year.

Toronto’s Riot Fest and Expo is September 6-7 at Downsview Park. The 10th Anniversary Riot Fest and Carnival in Chicago’s Humboldt Park is September 12-14. Denver’s Riot Fest and Sideshow is at May Farms September 19-21.

Tickets are on sale now.

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Jonny Two Bags single on iTunes now

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Jonny Two Bags’ single “One Foot In The Gutter” is available on iTunes now. Buy it here.

The song is from his upcoming solo albumĀ Salvation Town, out April 1.…

RIP Pete Seeger

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Pete Seeger was not satisfied just having spectators. He believed that getting people to sing with him would bring them together, bringing more awareness to social injustice.

RIP Pete Seeger.

- Mike Ness…