Social Distortion (often known as Social D or SxDx?) are a punk rock band that was formed in the 1978 and is still together today. The band (along with Minor Threat, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, and many others) is often credited as one of the leading bands of the 1980's Punk Revival. Since their inception the band lineup has been a virtual revolving-door of talent, with many members coming and going; however, frontman Mike Ness has remained. The band has remained silent three times and broke up twice after releasing their first album Mommy's Little Monster and the death of original guitarist Dennis Danell in 2000.
= The band was formed in late 1978 by frontman Mike Ness and originally included Mike (vocals and lead guitar), Casey Royer on drums and Dennis Danell on bass. One year later, Dennis was moved to rhythm guitar, Brent Liles was brought in to play bass, with Derek O'Brien replacing Royer on drums. Mike and Dennis remained the only constant members for the next two decades, with bass and drums changing hands every few years.
|years active|| 1978—1985|
|music genre||Hard rock|