Social Distortion Tours East Coast in the Fall
: June 08, 2012
Legendary Southern California punk rockers Social Distortion have announced new east coast dates later this year to continue to support their most recent album, Hard Times and Nurs ...
New Leg Added to Social Distortion Tour
: August 25, 2011
Social Distortion, the rockers from Southern California, have added on an additional leg of shows for North America in support of “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes,” their recentl ...
social distortion Biography
The punk rock band Social Distortion was established in Fullerton, California in 1978. Current band members include vocalist and guitarist Mike Ness, guitarist Jonny Wickersham, bassist Brent Harding and drummer David Hidalgo, Jr.
In 1985, Social Distortion disbanded temporarily due to the legal and drug addiction problems of Ness. These problems led to extended rehabilitation center stints, lasting for more than two years. In 1986, the band reformed and since that time they have continued to be active, even after Dennis Danell, their long term guitarist, died in 2000 from a brain aneurysm. Since the band was formed, the lineup has been ever revolving, with Ness being the group's only constant member.
Social Distortion to date has released two DVDs, one live album, two compilations and seven studio albums. Mommy's Little Monster, the band's debut album, was released in 1983. Prison Bound, their second album, was released in 1988. In 1989 the band signed with Epic Records. In 1990 they released their third album, a self-titled set, which peaked in the No. 128 spot on Billboard's 200 chart. The album included their famous hit singles Story of My Life and Ball and Chain along with a cover of the Johnny Cash song Ring of Fire. Their next three records 1992's Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell, 1996's White Light, White Heat, White Trash and 2004's Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll were all well received. Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, the band's latest studio album, was released in 2011. It debuted in the No. 4 spot on Billboard's 200 chart, their highest debut to date. According to Ness, the band's eighth album, will be released most likely in 2013.