Departures — March 9, 2010 at 7:11 am

Social Distortion drummer Atom Willard quits to focus on Angels & Airwaves full time

Social Distortion

After just a year behind the kit, Social Distortion announced Monday that drummer Adam “Atom” Willard — who also plays with blink-182’s Tom DeLonge in Angels & Airwaves — is quitting the long-running L.A. punk act. Willard, who formerly played in Rocket From the Crypt, is leaving “due to many foreseeable scheduling conflicts” with Angels and Airwaves. “Atom will be sorely missed,” Social D’s statement reads, “but we wish him the very best.” The band has not announced a new drummer, and it’s not known who will play on its first-ever South American tour next month.


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