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Website:http://www.socialdistortion.com · http://www.socialdistortion.com/



Short Abstract:Social Distortion (sometimes referred to simply as Social D) is an American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, Orange County, California. The band currently consists of Mike Ness, Jonny Wickersham, Brent Harding and Charlie Quintana They are often credited as one of the leading bands of the 1980s hardcore punk explosion. The group briefly disbanded in 1985, due to frontman Ness' drug addiction, but reformed around 1986 and have continued being active today, even after the death of longtime guitarist Dennis Danell, who succumbed to a brain aneurysm in 2000. Since their inception the band lineup has been a virtual revolving-door of talent, with many members coming and going – Ness has been the only constant member. The band's classic line-up is Ness on guitar and vocals, Danell on guitar, John Maurer on bass and Chris Reece on drums. .

Backgrounds:Group Or Band

Origin Place:CA · California · Fullerton · United States

Years Active:1978 - 1985 · 1986 - Present


Categories:1980S Music Groups · 1990S Music Groups · 2000S Music Groups · Alternative Musical Groups · American Hardcore Punk Musical Groups · California Hardcore Punk Groups · Hardcore Punk Groups · Musical Groups Established In 1978 · Orange County Musical Groups · Punk Blues · Punk Rock Groups · Punk Rock Quartets · Quartets · Reunited Musical Groups · Social Distortion


Labels:13th Floor Records · Posh Boy Records · Restless Records · Time Bomb Recordings

Genres:Alternative Rock · Hardcore Punk · Punk Rock

Aliases:Social D

Current Members:Brent Harding · Charlie Quintana · Jonny Wickersham · Mike Ness

Past Members:Casey Royer · Christopher Reece · Chuck Biscuits · Deen Castronovo · Dennis Danell · Derek O'Brien · John Maurer · Matt Freeman · Randy Carr

Associated Acts:Agent Orange · D.I. · D.O.A. · Danzig · Operation Ivy · Rancid

Social Distortion

Social Distortion (sometimes referred to simply as Social D) is an American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, Orange County, California.

The band currently consists of Mike Ness, Jonny Wickersham, Brent Harding and Charlie Quintana They are often credited as one of the leading bands of the 1980s hardcore punk explosion.

The group briefly disbanded in 1985, due to frontman Ness' drug addiction, but reformed around 1986 and have continued being active today, even after the death of longtime guitarist Dennis Danell, who succumbed to a brain aneurysm in 2000.

Since their inception the band lineup has been a virtual revolving-door of talent, with many members coming and going – Ness has been the only constant member.

The band's classic line-up is Ness on guitar and vocals, Danell on guitar, John Maurer on bass and Chris Reece on drums.

Among mainstream audiences, Social Distortion are best known for their hit singles "Ball and Chain", "Story of My Life", "I Was Wrong" and "Reach for the Sky" as well as a cover of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire".

To date, Social Distortion has released six full-length studio albums, two compilations, one live album and two DVDs.

Their most recent studio album, Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll, came out on September 28, 2004.

They also released their first Greatest Hits compilation on June 26, 2007.

Recently, there has been a rumor that the band has returned to the studio working their seventh album, which is reportedly due for release sometime in 2009.

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