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Social Distortion release cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Up Around The Bend”

Social Distortion have just released a cover of “Up Around The Bend”  originally by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Frontman Mike Ness commented about this cover stating:

“Covering this song was easy and natural, as it is a major part of the foundation in my songwriting. It was a blast recording it and it will be even more fun playing it live.”

Check it out here. Social Distortion last released “Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes” through Epitaph Records in 2011, and is currently working on a new album.



Social Distortion’s Mike Ness to appear on “BandFuse: Rock Legends”

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness will be appearing as an in-game mentor for BandFuse: Rock Legends on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game will be released in North America on November 19 and in Japan on December 19. A European release date is to be announced. Mike on his inclusion in BandFuse:

“Knowing that Social Distortion is an integral part of BandFuse is immensely satisfying. But being a serious part of the ongoing evolution of music games and introducing our musical spirit to a new generation of guitar players is pretty much mind-blowing.”

A trailer for BandFuse: Rock Legends, featuring Social Distortion’s 1992 hit “Bad Luck”, can be viewed here.

Social Distortion last released Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes through Epitaph Records in 2011, and is currently working on a new album.



Blast from the past: Social Distortion – Live at CBGB’s in 1992 (full set)

Here’s something to keep you entertained for an hour or more.  It’s a great quality video of an entire Social Distortion gig at the now closed, but still legendary CBGB’s all the way back in 1992!

You can check it out right here.

Social Distortion last released “Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes” through Epitaph Records in 2011, and is currently working on a new album.



Video: Johnny “Two Bags” Wickersham (Social Distortion guitarist) performs “Ghost Ring” with C.J. Ramone live

C.J. Ramone (former Ramones bassist) posted a video of him and Social Distortion guitarist Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham performing “Ghost Ring” during one of their sets in Italy. On C.J. Ramone’s past tours he has brought along Daniel Rey (former Ramones producer) to play guitar instead of Jonny “Two Bags”.

Click here to see the video.

“Ghost Ring” appears on C.J. Ramone’s 2012 album “Reconquista”.

Social Distortion last released “Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes” through Epitaph Records in 2011, and is currently working on a new album.



Chuck Ragan announces seven date tour

Chuck Ragan has announced a seven day run of shows between Riot Fest Chicago on September 15th, and Riot Fest Denver. This short stint of dates will include five headlining shows as well as support of Jamestown Revival.

Ragan has always been known for his blue-collar, working-class folk vibe. He will be joined on stage by Jon Gaunt on fiddle, Joe Ginsberg on upright bass, alongside special guests Todd Beene of Lucero on pedal steel guitar, and Dave Hidalgo of Social Distortion on drums.

Chuck Ragan’s most recent album “Covering Ground” was released in 2011 via SideOneDummy Records.

To view a list of tour dates, click here.



DS Photo Gallery: Social Distortion at Amnesia Rockfest

What’s that I hear? Clamor for more photos from the Amnesia Rockfest?

Here are a few from Social Distortion‘s set.

Everyone has to see Social D live on stage at least once in their life!



10 things you probably didn’t know about Mike Ness (Social Distortion)

Everybody in the punk scene knows who Mike Ness is. Whether you’re a big fan of Social Distortion, or prefer his solo stuff, you probably know a decent amount of trivia about this legendary guitar playing frontman. To test the extent of your knowledge, we thought it would be fun to put together a list of 10 things most people probably don’t know about Mike.

Go here to test your knowledge.



Social Distortion, Face To Face, more playing this year’s Hootenanny festival

The lineup for this year’s Hootenanny has just been announced. The annual punk rock/rockabilly festival is featuring Social Distortion, Face To Face, and more.

Check out the full lineup here, as well as the set times for each act. The festival will take place July 6th at the Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine, CA.



Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, Social Distortion, and more confirmed for Summerfest

Dropkick Murphys, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, and Silversun Pickups are among the punk acts confirmed for this year’s Summerfest, the largest music festival in the world. Click here to check out the full lineup.

Summerfest will run from June 26-30th and July 2-7 in Milwaukee.

 



Mike Ness talks about Coachella, next Social Distortion album, confirms he’s writing a book

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness recently spoke to KROQ DJ Stryker about the band’s appearance at this year’s Coachella, where he met actor Danny DeVito. In the interview, Mike confirms that the band is taking the rest of this year off to focus on the writing of their next album, and that he’s writing a book called Story of My Life, which is supposed to be out early next year. On Social D’s appearance at Coachella and their next album, he states:

“Obviously someone approached someone, and yeah, it was a great idea. Technically, we’re off this year writing, but it’s an hour and half from home, and I was able to weasel a vacation out of it. I’ve been in Palm Springs all week, bro, getting my desert on.”

On his new book, Mike states, “It talks a lot about being ill-equipped to be a parent, and having to figure it out along the way.  (The book) starts at the beginning, but there are things in the book I hope will make people think. It’s been a pain in the ass. I would never want to do it again. You have to go back and revisit painful periods in your life. It’s funny that everything has been aligning itself in my personal life along with the writing of this book to where it’s like more is being revealed, and it’s not all good. It’s not all bad, but I hadn’t anticipated that. It’s not like writing songs. It’s been much more in-depth and personal.”

The new Social Distortion album, which is likely due for release next year, will be the follow-up to their 2011 Epitaph debut Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.



Social Distortion add some more dates to their upcoming U.S. tour

O.C. punk legends Social Distortion have added several more dates to their upcoming U.S. tour schedule, which is set to take place in June and will feature support from Cheap Time, Dave Hause and Hot Water Music (on the June 22nd show). The now-updated schedule can be found here.

Social Distortion is currently working on a new record, which will be the follow-up to their 2011 Epitaph debut Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.



Social Distortion to embark on mini-U.S. tour in June

O.C. punk legends Social Distortion will be playing a series of mid-west and east coast shows in June, with Cheap Time, Dave Hause and Hot Water Music (on the last date) supporting them. In the middle of the mini-tour, the band will play NXNE @ Dundas Square in Toronto, part of North By Northeast Music And Film Festival & Conference. The rest of the dates can be found here.

Social Distortion is currently working on a new record, which will be the follow-up to their 2011 Epitaph debut Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. We recently covered their 1983 iconic debut album Mommy’s Little Monster in our Sacred Cow Saturday column, which you can check out here.



Video Archive: Social Distortion live on Rockpalast, 1997

If you like the O.C. punk band Social Distortion and have at least 35 minutes to spare, you can click here to watch their entire set from 1997 at Rockpalast in Germany, where they were promoting their beloved album White Light, White Heat, White Trash, which was released the year before.

The lineup at the show was Mike Ness on vocals and guitar, Dennis Dannell on guitar, John Maurer on bass and Chuck Biscuits on drums.

Social Distortion is currently working on a new record, which will be the follow-up to their 2011 Epitaph debut Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. We recently covered their 1983 iconic debut album Mommy’s Little Monster in our Sacred Cow Saturday column, which you can check out here.



Rise Against, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Rancid, Pennywise, Lagwagon, Flag and Millencolin to play this year’s Amnesia Rockfest

This year’s edition of Amnesia Rockfest will probably be one of the biggest Canadian festivals in punk history. Punk bands on the bill include Rise Against, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Rancid, Pennywise, Lagwagon, Transplants, Flag (the spin-off version of Black Flag), Millencolin, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Screeching WeaselBad Brains, Sick of It All, Cro-Mags, Madball, 7 Seconds, H2O, Comeback Kid, The Lawrence ArmsLess Than Jake and The Adolescents. You can get more info and view the complete lineup here or at the poster on the left, which can be viewed full size.

Amnesia Rockfest takes place on the weekend of June 14-15 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada.



Sacred Cow Saturday: Social Distortion – “Mommy’s Little Monster”

Punk rock has been around long enough  to hold within its musical boundaries a slew of albums considered both classic and essential. We here at Dying Scene love and appreciate these classic albums, but every once and a while we have the urge to challenge what the community has deemed sacred. Every Saturday, two Dying Scene writers will square off head-to-head and either attack or defend one of these so-called classics. Up for slaughter today is Social Distortion‘s “Mommy’s Little Monster.” Does the 1983 classic hold up today? You be the judge. Tim Ryan will be defending and Jo will be attacking.

Let the battle begin!