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    (1978- )
    Born in Fullerton, California
    2008 Line-up:
    Mike Ness (April 3, 1962- ), guitar and vocals
    Jonny '2 Bags' Wickersham (May 26, 1968- ), guitar
    Brent Harding (March 3, 1967- ), bass guitar
    Charlie Quintana (1962- ), drums
    Recorded the albums 'Mommy's Little Monster' (1982), 'Prison Bound' (1988), 'Social Distortion' (1990), 'Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell' (1992), 'White Light, White Heat, White Trash' (1996) and 'Sex, Love and Rock n Roll' (2004)
    Appeared in the documentary 'Another State of Mind' (1983)
    Ness has been the only constant in the band.
    Their drummer and bassist quit in the middle of a New Year's Eve show (1983).
    The band went on hiatus due to Ness's heroin addiction (1985-86).
    Their 'Greatest Hits' album features re-recordings of their older material rather than the original tracks.
    They added elements of country to punk rock.
    Bruce Springsteen named 'Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell' as his favorite record of the year in a 'Rolling Stone' interview.
    Their song 'Ball and Chain' was featured in episodes of My Name Is Earl and Scrubs.
    Long-time guitarist Dennis Danell died of a brain aneurysm at age 38 (2000) and original bassist Brent Liles was struck and killed by a truck while cycling (2007).

Credit: C. Fishel

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