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Social Distortion

  • Social Distortion (sometimes referred to simply as Social D) is an American rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, Orange County, California.
  • 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.
  • 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."
  • In February 2006, Ness was injured and broke his wrist in a skateboarding accident. He had his good friend, TSOL guitarist Ron Emory fill his place on guitar for the tour while he continued to sing for the band with his arm in a cast and sling.
  • The band has consistently used a skeleton logo during their career, nickname Skellie by fans. It has been used by the band as a mascot. It is frequently used during live performances as well as album covers.


Story of My Life
Machine Gun Blues

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