Social Distortion Prepare To Record

L. A. punk combo to record first album since death of guitarist Dennis Danell

Legendary Southern California punk-rockers Social Distortion are currently writing material in preparation for recording their eighth album. This will be their first CD without guitarist Dennis Danell, who died in February as the result of a brain aneurysm. The album, to be released by Time Bomb Recordings this fall [note: release has been pushed back to the end of the year], will be produced by longtime SD producer James Saez (who also produced both of SD singer Mike Ness' solo albums), according to a Time Bomb spokesperson; Saez will also contribute guitar and percussion. "I want every record to be different from the last one, but I want to keep with the continuity of our sound," said Ness in a statement on the Time Bomb site ( "So this record will be a departure from our others without losing our signature style. It has a real '70s feel and a real 2000 feel. It's definitely a balance of the two." — Jenny Tatone [Friday, April 20, 2001]

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