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Mike Ness Reflects on Social Distortion’s Legacy

Mike Ness of Social Distortion
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Mike Ness is the epitome of rock 'n' roll. He formed Social Distortion back in 1978 and is still going strong as frontman of the legendary punk act. As the band works on a new album and as Ness prepares to release an autobiography, aptly titled 'Story of My Life' after one of Social D's biggest hits, we caught up with the veteran rocker to discuss the band's legacy and more.

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Mike Ness – Iron Men of Rock

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Orange County, Calif. is known for its punk scene, and one of the pioneers of that movement is Mike Ness. The SoCal rocker founded Social Distortion in 1978 and hasn't looked back since. By 1983, the band

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Social Distortion Frontman Mike Ness Penning Autobiography ‘Story of My Life’

Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Social Distortion's Mike Ness is penning an autobiography aptly titled after the band's hit song 'Story of My Life.' The punk-rock legend revealed during an interview with Los Angeles radio station KROQ at Coachella that he's been working on a new book that's expected to arrive in 2014.

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Punk + Metal Luminaries Donate Items to Auction Aiding Guitarist Frank Ruffino’s Liver Transplant

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Members of Social Distortion, Pennywise, Rancid, Bad Religion, Black Flag and more are teaming up to donate items in hopes of raising money to assist China White guitarist Frank Ruffino get the liver surgery that will save his life.

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2013 Coachella Fest Boasts Red Hot Chili Peppers, How to Destroy Angels, Social Distortion + More

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com (x2) / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

After months of anticipation and many fictitious rumors, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has revealed its official 2013 lineup. The diverse group of performers run the creative gamut from rock to indie to electronica and more, all while mixing the best of new artists on the rise with veteran artists in their prime.

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Social Distortion Bring Traveling Punk Show to New York City – Exclusive Photo Gallery

Social Distortion
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

For more than 30 years, Social Distortion have been delivering their own unique brand of punk rock to music fans, and they show no sign of slowing down. Frontman Mike Ness and company hit New York City's Roseland Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 26, for a no-nonsense 90-minute set.

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Social Distortion, Stooges + Ramones Classics Transformed Into Punk Rock Lullabies

Mike Ness
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Over the last few years, we've seen a number of metal and classic rock acts have their music translated into lullabies for the kiddie crowd. Now it's time for some punk classics to get a much lighter treatment as well. The 'Punk Rock Baby Lullaby Arrangements' compilation will do just that.

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Social Distortion Unveil New Animated Video for ‘Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown’

Social Distortion's Mike Ness
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Social Distortion, 'Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown'

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Social Distortion Announce Fall 2012 North American Tour

Mike Ness of Social Distortion
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

The Southern California punk rockers of Social Distortion have revealed dates for a fall tour in North America to promote their latest record ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.’

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Social Distortion Set Timetable for New Album

Mike Ness
Michael Buckner, Getty Images

Social Distortion are definitely a road band, often at the expense of recording new music. But frontman Mike Ness confirms in a new interview that there is a timetable to begin their next disc.

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