Mike Ness of Social Distortion: “I think we are always evolving and always moving forward”

INDIO, CA - APRIL 14: Musician Mike Ness of the band Social Distortion performs onstage during day 3 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2013 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

The great Mike Ness of the influential punk band Social Distortion joins Justin to talk about his amazing career, the many times he has played in Chicago, the passionate Chicago music scene, his intentions for the band when he was first starting out, the evolution of Social Distortion’s sound through the years, how he always wanted to be a rock star, when he recognized that their sound was crossing over into the mainstream, why he believes southern California produced so many great punk bands, his past issues with substance abuse, the importance of moving forward and the Social Distortion shows at House of Blues this weekend.


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