Brian Setzer Talks About Teaming With Mike Ness

Apparently double-Grammy winner Brian Setzer found a kindred spirit in Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness.

Setzer recently teamed up with Ness on his solo album, “Cheating at Solitaire,” lending his guitar work to the track “Crime Don’t Pay,” and found Ness to be “a great guy.”

“We like the same kinda stuff, y’know, old hot rods and hula girls and stuff,” the ex-Stray Cat told the MTV Radio Network at Tuesday’s Gibson Guitar awards in Los Angeles. “He goes to the same tattoo guy that I go to, so we kinda had been missing each other.”

The fruits of their partnership will arrive on April 13 when Ness’ “Cheating At Solitaire” arrived in stores.

Meanwhile, Setzer is currently clearing off space on his mantle for the two Grammys he picked up on Wednesday: Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal (see “Lauryn Hill, Madonna Rule Over Smooth Grammy Night”).