Ahead of the band's multi-city House of Blues tour, we had the chance to chat with Mike Ness
of Social Distortion
about an array of topics. Most of what we discussed made this week's print feature, which you can read here
. Here are some of the questions that didn't make the story and if you read below, you can see his take on Bruce Springsteen, including him telling us that he'd be at Tuesday night's show, though he wasn't sure if he was going to be performing yet. Take a look after the jump.
OC Weekly (Daniel Kohn): Whose idea was it to do the House of Blues run?
Mike Ness: It's kind of a tradition that we like to do not every year so it's predictable, but we don't play Southern California a whole lot, so this is our chance to do it. We usually do it at the end of our touring cycle and it becomes more fun and not really work with touring and traveling. It's a good way to end a cycle and begin a new one.
Is there any new material in the works?
Yes, I'm currently writing a new record. It will come along better once I stop touring. I can only do one or the other. I don't really write on the road, so I get ideas and I file them and when I get done touring, I revisit them. In 2013, we've scheduled very little playing. We've built a new rehearsal studio, so we'll see about that.