Mike Ness Recording All-Covers Album

Mike Ness, frontman of Social Distortion, will release his second solo album in November. The album will consist exclusively of cover songs.

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness will release his second solo album, Under the Influences, Nov. 9, his record company, Time Bomb, announced Tuesday (Aug. 17). The album will consist entirely of covers, including songs by country artists Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, George Jones and the Carter Family, as well as rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins. Ness will promote the album with a national tour, according to the record company. Ness' first solo album, Cheating at Solitaire, released in April, included a cover of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice (It's Alright)" and guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen and Brian Setzer.