Social Distortion released their latest album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes in January 2011 on Epitaph and are reportedly planning to make another album next year. The band recently streamed two rare songs on their Facebook page.
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Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:41 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Punk rock legends Social Distortion have posted two rare tracks. The first is a live performance of “Prison Bound” from BBC Radio 1 and the second is a Sony b-side called “Shame On Me.”
You can give them a listen here.
Social Distortion are currently touring in support of their seventh studio album “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes”, released January 18th, 2011 on Epitaph Records.
Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 7:45 AM (PST) by jaystone
In celebration, we’ve compiled videos from some of your favorite punk artists covering songs originally performed by the original punk himself. Many of the songs come from the 2008 tribute album “All Aboard: A Tribute To Johnny Cash” that Anchorless Records put out. The Social Distortion cover of “Ring of Fire” that we went with is an acoustic version of the track that they originally recorded for their self titled album, released in 1990.The Gimmes cover of “Sunday Morning Coming Down” (which is technically a Kris Kristofferson song) appears on 2006’s “Love Their Country.”
Click here to watch and enjoy! And happy birthday, Johnny!
Monday, February 20, 2012 at 11:02 AM (PST) by Travis
If you live in or around Portland OR, Kennewick WA, Salt Lake City UT, Boise ID, Spokane WA, Bend OR, and San Luis Obispo CA, you’re in one of the seven lucky regions with new dates. If not, better luck next time. Tickets for the new shows will be on sale Friday the 24th.
Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 1:53 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Remember last May we reported that Social Distortion guitarist Jonny “2 Bags” Wickersham was working on a solo record? Well, he announced in a post on Twitter that he has finished recording it. He simply wrote, “Record is finished !”. These are the only known details so far, except in that same post he shared this picture of a CD-R that reads “J2B FINAL MASTERING”. As usual, when we have more details, we’ll post them here.
Jonny’s band Social Distortion released Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes a year ago on Epitaph. They have recently been contemplating on making another record that will likely be released next year. In addition, their former record company Sony just released the CD box set Original Album Classics, which collects the three albums they released on Epic.
Monday, January 16, 2012 at 9:44 AM (PST) by Travis
The band is currently on a tour that will end February 18th in Pomona, California. The new dates pick up April 10th in Portland, Oregon and run through a May 11th show in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Toadies and Lindi Ortega will provide support on all the new dates, and The Riverboat Gamblers will join up for three shows in Texas.
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 3:00 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Sony is putting out a CD box set containing all three albums that Social Distortion released when they were on Epic Records, which was their home from 1989 to 1997. The albums are their 1990 classic self-titled album, Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell (1992) and White Light, White Heat, White Trash (1996). Due out on Tuesday the 17th, the box set is titled Original Album Classics and you can pre-order a copy here.
Almost exactly a year has passed since Social Distortion released their lastest album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, on Epitaph. They have recently been contemplating on making another record that will likely be released next year.
Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 4:25 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
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.
Friday, December 9, 2011 at 12:09 PM (PST) by bob9746
Here’s some good news for any Social Distortion fans who weren’t able to make it to Rock Am Ring 2011 in Germany. We have found an HD video of the band’s entire set from the festival, and I must say, it’s pretty fucking awesome.
You can check it out and bang your head ’till your neck turns into pudding, right here.
Social Distortion released their last record, ”Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes” in January of this year on Epitaph Records.
Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 8:40 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
77 Square recently sat down for an interview with Mike Ness from Social Distortion, who discusses the band’s plans for another record and even says that it could arrive in less than two years. He explains:
“When (sessions for “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes”) ended we just kind of kept the creativity going. In the past, we’d just shut down and get into tour mode, but this time I kept those doors open and the result was a bunch of new songs. Who knows? We might even put out a new record in less than two years and freak everyone out.”
Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, which had been in the works since 2006, was released ten months ago on Epitaph Records. It follows 2004’s Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll. They recently announced that they will tour again in January, and prior to that, they will be playing this year’s KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas, which takes place next month.
Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 6:20 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
This past Tuesday, The Weekender sat down for an interview with Mike Ness from Social Distortion, who discusses the band’s next album and the 7-year wait for their latest one, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, which had been in progress since 2006 but not released until this year. While he discusses the band’s next album, he insists that there will be no more long waits. He explains:
“We have kind of set a goal to just be a little bit more prolific and not let the gaps be so big in between records. I realized, this time around, that the creative process doesn’t have to end when the record is done.
You usually shut down and get into tour mode, and this time I kind of left those doors open, and as a result, I’m still writing and still feeling a creative flow, so we have a great start on a new record. We’re going to shock everybody, I think.”
Almost exactly ten months have passed since Social D released Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes on Epitaph Records. They recently announced that they will tour again in January, and prior to that, they will be playing this year’s KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas, which takes place next month.
Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 1:43 PM (PST) by Johnny X
For those of you that live in the Los Angeles area, you might want to check out the lineup for the 22nd annual KROQ “Almost Acoustic Christmas” going on December 10th at the Gibson Amphitheater. Social Distortion, New Found Glory, and Blink 182 will be playing night one of the event alongside Incubus, Bush, 311 and a few other alt rock acts.
Night 1 of the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas benefits Para Los Niños, a non-profit family service agency designed to raise at-risk children out of poverty and into brighter futures through positive educational opportunities and support.
Social Distortion have released dates for an upcoming tour in the US, beginning in January of 2012. If interested, you can check out those dates here. They’ll also be touring with Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls.
Social Distortion released their last record, “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes” in January of this year on Epitaph Records.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 2:07 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Holy Punk Rock, Batman!!! Goldenvoice has just announced the lineup for GV30, a 3-day festival in celebration of their 30th anniversary, in Santa Monica and the lineup is simply amazing.
You’re gonna have to break out your patch-covered leather jacket because you’re gonna be seeing Social Distortion, Bad Religion, Descendents, The Adolescents, Youth Brigade, The Vandals, and many more old-school punk bands, over the 3-day span of the festival.
In case you feel like shitting your pants even more than you already have, check out a flyer including all the venues included in the festival and a full lineup, a.k.a. plethora, of bad ass punk bands right here.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 7:33 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
For a while, we’ve heard that Social Distortion were already working on their next album, despite the fact that their last one came out over exactly 8 months ago. Well, frontman Mike Ness was recently interviewed at Rolling Stone, where he talks about family, looks at some antique items at a store in Austin, Texas, songwriting and confesses that the reason Social Distortion takes a long time to make albums is that they all have lives outside the band and that they have families to support. However, in other news, they are planning pre-production for a new album in 2013.