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- Posted on Apr 2nd 2008 12:00PM by Christina Fuoco-Karasinski
The effort will feature new renditions of older songs and maybe a few new tunes. Ness came up with the idea after kicking off, for 10 weeks, his holiday-timed shows with a handful of Social D hits performed acoustically. "It just really set a cool vibe and it made us really realize how powerful these songs can be," he explains. "Sometimes they're more powerful stripped down than with full volume."
Fans shouldn't worry about this album serving as a time filler. Ness also plans to release another solo record, and a proper Social Distortion studio album. "I don't know what will be first," he says."It's hard to say. I'm kind of leaving the first part of next year open for writing and recording and whatever happens, happens."
Ness begins a solo tour May 2 at the Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif. The run lasts for three weeks. He has scheduled three more weeks in July and December. "For me, that's a very light year," he says. "That's what I needed. I needed to spend more time with the family."