For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we drop in on a “120 X-Ray” segment from 1990 on SoCal punk mainstays Social Distortion that’s narrated by the MTV News godfather himself: Kurt Loder. Bandleader Mike Ness is interviewed about Social D’s new self-titled album and more.
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The Cure’s penchant for topping festival bills continues as Robert Smith and Co. were announced this evening as the headliners of all three Riot Fests — set for Toronto, Chicago and Denver this September — joining the band’s appearance at Bottle Rock in Napa Valley, Calif., this month.
Social Distortion epitomize Southern California, so it’s good to see Mike Ness and Co. bring their pure rock to Coachella this weekend. You can now watch the band’s full 40-minute set — which closes, naturally, with run through Johnny Cash’s classic “Ring of Fire” — right here via this ripped-from-the-webcast footage.
The original lineup of The Stone Roses will makes its U.S. debut at April’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, joining headliners Blur, Phoenix and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, plus a bill that also includes New Order, OMD, both Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, Johnny Marr and more.
Two years after the release of ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes,’ Los Angeles punk warriors Social Distortion are still on the road — and they managed a nice surprise for fans at a Dec. 15 show in Los Angeles, when bearded guitar legend Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top joined the Mike Ness and Co. on stage to play “Drug Train.”
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Ministry, They Might Be Giants, The Chameleons, The Cure, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Kate Bush, Social Distortion, Black Francis, Pulp and Dinosaur Jr — plus our Q&A with Howard Jones.
A year after the release of ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes,’ Los Angeles punk warriors Social Distortion will head back out on the road yet again for another massive string of shows, this time a planned 33-date North American tour that stretches from late January to early May.
Today we roll out the third of four days’ worth of results from our second-annual Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll, in which nearly 500 of you cast ballots for your favorite new, reissued and freshly compiled music of the year. This time, it’s your Top 10 singles of the year.
Social Distortion continue to tour in support of this year’s ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes,’ and have just announced their latest slate of dates, including some festival slots, a pair of concerts with twang-rockers The Avett Brothers, seven arena shows with the Foo Fighters and a handful of headlining club dates.
The Social Distortion gang goes gangster in this new music video for ‘Machine Gun Blues,’ the lead-off single for the band’s 2011 album ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.’
It’s SoCal punk icon Mike Ness’ birthday today — he’s 49 — so to mark the occasion, here’s some vintage Social Distortion footage that captures most of the band’s March 22, 1986, concert at The Ritz in New York City.
With its new album ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes’ arriving in stores yesterday, Social Distortion dropped by ‘Conan’ last night to rip through the record’s lead single ‘Machine Gun Blues.’
This week’s new releases include ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes,’ the new album from Social Distortion; a 3CD ‘Omnibus’ reissue of The Fall’s ‘This Nation’s Saving Grace’; and the vinyl-only ‘Head on the Curb,’ a collection of Mudhoney outtakes and demos.