Yesterday, L.A. Weekly sat down for an interview with Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness, who talks about the L.A. and O.C. scene, the meaning of the song “California (Hustle and Flow)” from their latest Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, being a sell-out band and insists that instead of 5-8 years another record will be released in at least 2 or 3 years. Here’s what he said:
“I realized that the creative process doesn’t have end to when you’re finished with the record. In the past I just kind of shut down, or went in press mode or tour mode. Trying to keep those gates open proved to be a very productive thing. We ended up with a bunch of songs we didn’t use this time. I didn’t finish them but there are great songs and its a great start on the next record. So our fans will see another record 2-3 years later. Usually we put out a record every 5-8 years.”
You can read the rest of the interview here.
Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, which had been in the works since 2006, was released 11 months ago on Epitaph Records. It follows 2004’s Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll. They recently announced that they will tour again next month.