THANK YOU CHARLIE QUINTANA FOR TEN GREAT YEARS!
After ten amazing years behind the drum kit for Social Distortion, Charlie “Chalo” Quintana has announced he’s moving on to explore other musical opportunities. Charlie had this to say about his departure, “Playing with Social D for ten years was a good time in my life. I was lucky to play on two Social D records and the second solo album, and I am proud to have been part of the band. We hit some spectacular heights which I will never forget – adios amigos!”
Filling Charlie’s big shoes is none other than Atom Willard. You’ve probably seen Atom wailing on the skins with Rocket From The Crypt, The Offspring, or his most recent band Angels & Airwaves. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome such a great talent and individual into the band. Atom’s first show with Social D will be the Jay Thomas benefit on May 18 at the House Of Blues Anaheim.
MIKE NESS SPEAKS OUT ON BEHALF OF PETA2
Mike Ness speaks out on the harmful effects the factory-farming industry has on the environment. In an exclusive interview for Peta2.com, Mike discusses what being a vegetarian means to him as well as bringing awareness to the fact that meat’s not green. Click HERE to watch Mike’s interview with Peta2.com.
“I realize this is a very personal issue that not all of us share the same beliefs on, but I want to thank you for taking the time to take a look at this regardless of your views.” – Mike Ness
Click HERE for more information on Peta and how you can help.
MIKE NESS JOINS BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ON STAGE IN LOS ANGELES
If you happened to be at the LA Memorial Sports Arena tonight for Bruce Springsteen you witnessed an unprecedented display of true rock ‘n’ roll. Mike Ness on stage with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performing “Bad Luck” and “The Rising.” Click HERE to see photos of Mike and The Boss on stage together and HERE for video of them performing “Bad Luck.”
SOCIAL D PLAYING ROCK TO RECOVERY BENEFIT
Social Distortion will be performing Monday, May 18th, at the House Of Blues Anaheim for Rock To Recovery – A Benefit For Jay Thomas And His Battle With Spinal Cord Injury.
Also performing will be The Vandals, The Black Tibetans and Japanese Motors. Tickets go on-sale Saturday, April 18, at 10:00am and will be available on-line through TICKETMASTER, or by phone at (714) 520-2385.
Proceeds go to the Jay Thomas Special Needs Trust.
On the morning of March 2nd, 2009, while surfing South of the pier in Huntington Beach, CA Jay suffered a C6 spinal cord injury (SCI) leaving his body limp from the chest down. With the help of an amazing medical staff and after two successful surgeries, Jay’s injury was determined to be an incomplete spinal cord injury. On Friday, March 13, after almost two weeks in intensive care, Jay was transferred to The Rehabilitation Center at Long Beach Memorial Hospital where he is currently receiving physical therapy five days a week.
For more information about Jay please visit: http://jaysroadtorecovery.blogspot.com/
"MOMMY'S LITTLE MONSTER" ON GUITAR HERO METALLICA
“Mommy’s Little Monster” is a track featured on the recently released Guitar Hero Metallica video game. Guitar Hero Metallica will feature over 20 guest acts and 49 songs. Some of the other artists included in the game will be Motorhead, Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Kyuss, Alice In Chains, Slayer, Thin Lizzy and more! Click HERE for a complete listing on the other artist as well as release information, formats and where to purchase.
SOCIAL DISTORTION DINGS SPECIAL OFFER
As a special gift, our friends at DiNG are offering you the ability to get a great discount on protective decals for your electronic devices that includes cell phones, laptops, MP3 Players and Gaming systems and controllers. For SOCIAL DISTORTION DiNGs click HERE.
Enter the Promo Code SALE prior to checkout for 10% off on your order.
SOCIAL D PLAYING GRAND OPENING OF FOX THEATER IN OAKLAND, CA
Social D will be playing opening night at The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA, with The Devil Makes Three and The Black Tibetans. Tickets for this show are ON SALE NOW and will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets and on-line at Ticketmaster.com.
Click HERE to purchase your tickets.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
2009 marks 30 years of underground rock ‘n’ roll from Social Distortion! Thank you to all of our amazing fans that have made this possible. Social D looks forward to many more great years to come.
MUSINK ORGANIZERS CANCEL TOUR
Due to complications within the MUSINK touring company and outside of Social Distortion’s control the MUSINK tour featuring Social D has been shelved by tour organizers. Stay tuned for upcoming SD news.
SOCIAL DISTORTION ON ROCK BAND 2
Social Distortion’s song “I Was Wrong” will be a track featured on the forthcoming Rock Band 2 video game. Rock Band 2 will feature more than 80 tracks on disc. Some of the other artists included in the game will be Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Foo Fighters, The Offspring, Pearl Jam and Rage Against The Machine. Click HERE for a complete listing on the other artist as well as release information, formats and where to purchase.