Southern California punk legend Mike Ness has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Concord Music Publishing, covering his entire career output -- including all solo work and Social Distortion releases.
"Getting to work with and represent Mike Ness’ songwriting is an honor beyond words, and a task we don’t take lightly," says Tom DeSavia, SVP of A&R/Artist Relations of Concord Music Publishing. "Ness is the definition of a modern classic American songwriter; a quintessential punk poet who has evolved into ranks of the very writers that have influenced and inspired him. He’s part of a tradition that owes as much to the Ramones and the Clash as it does to Gene Vincent, Merle Haggard and Leadbelly."
Since forming in the late 1970s, Social D has released one EP and seven studio albums, including the band's 1990 breakout self-titled effort containing alt-rock hits "Let It Be Me" and "Ball and Chain." A followup album, 1992's Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell contained the group's mid-tempo classic "I Was Wrong," which rose to No. 4 on the Alternative Songs chart.