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    Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:41:30

    Social Distortion Episode of Guitar Center Sessions to Air August 6th - Watch the performance of "California (Hustle and Flow)" here

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    Go here if you'd like a preview of this Saturday's episode of Guitar Center Sessions, which features Social Distortion! This performance is of "California (Hustle and Flow)" and it's a sneak peak.

    Guitar Center (http://www.guitarcenter.com), the world's largest musical instrument retailer and DIRECTV, the world's most popular video service, features battle tested rock 'n' roll machine Social Distortion in the next episode of the award-winning music series Guitar Center Sessions this Saturday, August 6th. Guitar Center Sessions features exclusive performances and intimate, enlightening conversations conducted by revered musical tastemaker Nic Harcourt. The episode premieres Saturday, August 6th at 10pm ET/PT in 2D hi-definition on DIRECTV'S Audience Network (channel 239) and in 3D on DIRECTV'S n3D powered by Panasonic.

    Over the course of three decades, Social Distortion have become synonymous with rugged and rebellious rock & roll, full of tales from an embattled history. In the episode, Social Distortion's Mike Ness talks to host Nic Harcourt about all of it, including: the genesis of the band and hitting the clubs to see early LA punk bands like Fear, The Cramps and X, how his influences were shaped by his mother's folk rock and his father's country leanings, how the first time he heard the Ramones, The Sex Pistols, The Clash and how he thought "this is it, I'm gonna cut my hair and get rid of these f**kin' bellbottoms," how sex, drugs and rock & roll became just drugs, hitting bottom as a 23-year-old addict before his music career took off and how rock & roll saved his life.

    During the episode, the band blaze through bona fide classics like "Bad Luck," "Story of My Life" and "Prison Bound" as well as songs from their latest album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, out now on Epitaph Records, including the single "California (Hustle and Flow)."

    Their sound is on full display, a brand of hard rockabilly/punk that's cut with the melodic, road-tested lyrics of frontman Ness. Their searing guitars and a locomotive rhythm section sound as alive today as they did in '82, as do Ness' hard-luck tales of love, loss and lessons learned. Don't miss out! Be sure and tune in.

    What did you think of the clip of "California (Hustle and Flow)?"

    —Amy Sciarretto

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