1. Austin City Limits 2011: 11 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    September 19, 2011 2:35 PM EDT Two heat-filled days and tens of bands later, Austin City Limits attendees appeared both spent and ready for another round of rain by the time Sunday (Sept. 18) rolled around. Most roughed it out in pursuit of Arcade Fire, who did not disappoint the massive crowd as the day's only…

  2. Billboard Bits: 'Glee' Extra Fired For Tweeting Spoilers, Chiddy To Attempt Nine-Hour Rap

    April 21, 2011 4:42 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. 'Glee' Extra Fired For Tweeting Spoilers Nicole Crowther, who has appeared frequently as an extra on " Glee ," was recently fired from the show for revealing Glee's own William McKinley…

  3. Social Distortion Talks New Album, State of Punk Rock

    January 14, 2011 3:00 PM EST Singer/guitarist Mike Ness was 17 when his group Social Distortion emerged from the first wave of Los Angeles hardcore. Three decades later, the band members are punk patriarchs whose Americana-influenced style is a genre unto itself. Social D's new album, the gritty, bluesy, sometimes…

  4. Mike Ness Returns To His Roots For Solo Tour

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness is putting his primary band on hold for a spell while he spends the next few months on the road reviving the outlaw-country sounds of his two solo records. Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness is putting his primary band on hold for a spell while he spends…

  5. Social Distortion Compiling Cuts For New Album

    July 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social Distortion's newly released "Greatest Hits" was meant to offer fans not only a look back, but a tiny peak at enduring Socal punk band's next record, says singer Mike Ness. Social Distortion's newly released "Greatest Hits" was meant to offer fans not…

  6. Social D Preaches 'Sex, Love And Rock And Roll'

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran California punk act Social Distortion will release a new studio album, "Sex, Love and Rock and Roll" Sept. 28 via Time Bomb Recordings. Veteran California punk act Social Distortion will release a new studio album, "Sex, Love and Rock and Roll" Sept. 28 via Time…

  7. Hootenanny Salutes Strummer

    July 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Late Clash frontman Joe Strummer was honored with a few special tributes at last weekend's ninth annual Hootenany rockabilly festival and car show in Orange County, Calif. Late Clash frontman Joe Strummer was honored with a few special tributes at last weekend's ninth annual…

  8. Ness Furthers Social Distortion

    April 04, 2002 12:00 AM EST Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness says he hopes to have the band's first album following the 2000 death of guitarist and co-founder Dennis Dannell out before the end of the year. Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness says he hopes to have the band's first album following the 2000…

  9. Social D Self-Funding Its Next Album

    March 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness tells Billboard.com he hopes to have the band's first album following the 2000 death of guitarist and co-founder Dennis Dannell out before the end of the year. "We Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness tells Billboard.com he hopes to have the band…

  10. Collaborations, Guests Highlight RAC Benefits

    February 27, 2002 12:00 AM EST Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist Coalition (RAC) benefit concerts last night (Feb. 26) in and around Los Angeles. The four Grammy-week shows ra Intriguing collaborations and surprise guest appearances highlighted the Recording Artist…

  11. Pearl Jam Gets To Work On New Album

    February 26, 2002 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam is recording its seventh and final studio album under contract for Epic, but published reports suggest the Seattle band has already begun shopping its services to other labels. "This next al Pearl Jam is recording its seventh and final studio album under contract for Epic, but…

  12. Country Stars, Vedder, Beck Join RAC Concerts

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST The Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) has updated a list of star performers scheduled to appear at its first series of historic all-star concerts on Feb. 26 in and around Los Angeles, Billboard report The Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) has updated a list of star performers scheduled to…