Social Distortion Singer Going Solo

Social Distortion singer Mike Ness is in the midst of recording his solo debut. The leader of the long-running L.A. punk band has demoed more than 20 songs for the still-untitled effort, which he will also produce. The album, due out in March 1999, will be comprised of songs that "didn't fit on any Social Distortion albums over the years," according to a band representative, who stressed that the album does not signal the end of Social Distortion.