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Rehynn
04-23-2009, 03:40 PM
http://www.socialdistortion.com/news/

"Thu 04/23
THANK YOU CHARLIE QUINTANA FOR TEN GREAT YEARS!

After ten amazing years behind the drum kit for Social Distortion, Charlie “Chalo” Quintana has announced he’s moving on to explore other musical opportunities. Charlie had this to say about his departure, “Playing with Social D for ten years was a good time in my life. I was lucky to play on two Social D records and the second solo album, and I am proud to have been part of the band. We hit some spectacular heights which I will never forget – adios amigos!”

Filling Charlie’s big shoes is none other than Atom Willard. You’ve probably seen Atom wailing on the skins with Rocket From The Crypt, The Offspring, or his most recent band Angels & Airwaves. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome such a great talent and individual into the band. Atom’s first show with Social D will be the Jay Thomas benefit on May 18 at the House Of Blues Anaheim."

Can I get a "Fuck yeah!"?:D

KHWHD
04-23-2009, 03:42 PM
Good for them. :cool:

Mike_911
04-23-2009, 03:49 PM
That is awesome for Atom! I can't wait to see Social D live with him playing.

Gustavo
04-23-2009, 03:59 PM
Oh, "Fuck Yeah"! I don't know much of Social Distortion's stuff, I do know that Atom rocks (or used to rock?) and Social Distortion is a great band, so... Fuck Yeah!

Llamas
04-23-2009, 04:04 PM
This belongs in "other bands" since Atom isn't a member of the Offspring and Social D is a completely separate band... it'd be like talking about Steady Ground here.

Anyway, I never really liked Atom, and I stopped liking Social D's music after the 90s. The self titled album was great, though.

StayInTheHouseCarl
04-23-2009, 04:07 PM
I am going to be at that show on the 18th.

Because Social D + the Vandals = Greatness

Free?
04-23-2009, 04:45 PM
Atom doesn't fit in SD. He is so 21st century, when SD is so oldschool. Not after leaving Offspring for AvA :s. One lucky mofo he is.
I wonder how long will he remain there until some Good Charlotte will need a new ambitious drummer. :/

jacknife737
04-23-2009, 04:50 PM
This is actually pretty rad. Love Atom Willard, and I love Social D, i may even see them the next time they tour, if they manage to finish their next studio album before 2016.

He's in much better company then with AVA; and on a semi-related note i think this move just reinforces the notion that AVA is practically dead.

Cock Joke
04-23-2009, 04:55 PM
Can I get a "Fuck yeah!"?:D
Fuck yea you can get a "Fuck yeah!!!" That is pure fucking awesomeness! May his time with Social D last forever!

Rooster
04-23-2009, 05:04 PM
He's in much better company then with AVA; and on a semi-related note i think this move just reinforces the notion that AVA is practically dead.

This. Oh this.

Fuck yeah! Because of this.

SpLinteR
04-23-2009, 05:13 PM
I'm a big fan of Social D. and I like Atom's style...
gonna miss Quintana, but I hope Atom do a great work

Outerspaceman21
04-23-2009, 05:30 PM
Dispite me not really liking Atom's style, him being in Social D doesn't really bother me that much.

bouncingcoles
04-23-2009, 06:43 PM
so ya atom willard is playing for social distortion now. Im not surprised considering angels and airwaves is on its way out. anyone care?

bouncingcoles
04-23-2009, 06:44 PM
son of a bitch you stole my thread

Bipolar Bear
04-23-2009, 06:54 PM
lol, atom.

Little_Miss_1565
04-23-2009, 06:59 PM
I am going to be at that show on the 18th.

I h8u sososo much. :P

Outerspaceman21
04-23-2009, 07:12 PM
AVA is not going out. They, unfortunately, are staying together with Atom and Tom still on board.

randman21
04-23-2009, 07:31 PM
If he hadn't been such a bust with the Offspring, I'd be happier with this news. I like Social D, though, and Atom's good, I guess this is a joyous occasion.

KHWHD
04-23-2009, 07:47 PM
If he hadn't been such a bust with the Offspring, I'd be happier with this news. I like Social D, though, and Atom's good, I guess this is a joyous occasion.

I can almost sense the sarcasm in that reply. :p

bouncingcoles
04-23-2009, 08:18 PM
AVA is not going out. They, unfortunately, are staying together with Atom and Tom still on board.

ya but it wont be a full time thing thank god

Alex101
04-23-2009, 08:36 PM
It's great that Atom's joining Social D. I hope he gets to play on their new record.

StayInTheHouseCarl
04-23-2009, 09:11 PM
I h8u sososo much. :P

ill bring a backpack...hop in! :-P
or a fanny pack?

bighead384
04-23-2009, 11:45 PM
I wonder if he had higher hopes for AVA when he quit The Offspring...

darea
04-24-2009, 12:07 AM
Wow I got an newsfeed email from the Social Distortion about this but I just deleted it without reading it. So Atom's joining the band ? cool, I guess... But it's still a bit weird for me because I never think of Atom as a member of the offspring, for me the drummer's Ron and when Atom was in the band that's when I'd stopped listening to them for a bit.
I guess Ron will never return to the offspring:( but I know I'd love it, it feels like something is missing without him, even if the most important members are still there.

Skinny
04-24-2009, 12:14 AM
Totally agree, I'd love for Welty to come back, but I think that The Offspring are in good hands with Josh doing the recording. I'm not the biggest fan of Pete though..


Good for Atom, now play me some Prison Bound!

findout5
04-24-2009, 02:15 AM
This is really good for Atom and Social D!

Rehynn
04-24-2009, 02:27 AM
Good for Atom, now play me some Prison Bound!

I'm seeing them in Vienna in June, and I pray every day that they play Prison Bound :D
Social D are my favorite band after the Offspring, so I'm super-happy for Atom, and also super-jealous of him:cool:

KyleW
04-24-2009, 04:54 AM
This is awesome news, Im glad for him! :D

Its quite strange actually, I downloaded Social D's greatest hits the other day so Im just starting to get into them :D

Hopefully I'll get to see them live at some point.

To be honest I hope this does end up spelling the end of AVA. With Tom and Atom having less time on their hands the band can only get worse.

Hehe Blink came on just as I clicked to open this thread

jacknife737
04-24-2009, 05:36 AM
So they got a new drummer, Mike Ness just needs some new stage banter, i'm going to shoot myself if i hear him say the phrase "anyone remember when punk rock was dangerous?".

Rehynn
04-24-2009, 08:40 AM
Eep.
You receding hairline-rockin' asshole.

Nowadays he's compensating with facial hair!:D Check out the live Springsteen vid on their site. When I first saw it, I was like "Whoooooah, I didn't see THAT coming!"

dexterone
04-24-2009, 09:02 AM
I listened some songs from Social Distortion and it´s quite good band......I´m Atom´s fan,so I hope,they´ll be successful together and that will have very good songs yet....

bighead384
04-24-2009, 01:44 PM
There are two threads about atom and Dexter was looking at both of them last night while he was online. he wants to know what the fans think.

Skinny
04-24-2009, 01:54 PM
Watching Dexter's every move there bighead?:D

SelfEsteem94
04-24-2009, 05:19 PM
yeah,
i saw Social D post a bulletin about this.
theyre a great band,
one of my favorites.
im sure theyll do great with Atom.

Jojan
04-24-2009, 05:24 PM
So I'll see him this summer? Fun.

bighead384
04-24-2009, 05:51 PM
Watching Dexter's every move there bighead?:D

Yeah, I'm a creep, lol.

Bipolar Bear
04-25-2009, 08:47 AM
To be honest I hope this does end up spelling the end of AVA. With Tom and Atom having less time on their hands the band can only get worse.


Is that even possible?

Smash punker
04-25-2009, 11:01 AM
I listened some songs from Social Distortion and it´s quite good band......I´m Atom´s fan,so I hope,they´ll be successful together and that will have very good songs yet....

Thanx to S.D. there´s Offspring :D n S.D. are oldschool punx from America I guess n I just dig their punx style :D

cool 2 hate 681
04-25-2009, 03:34 PM
Atom doesn't fit in SD. He is so 21st century, when SD is so oldschool. Not after leaving Offspring for AvA :s. One lucky mofo he is.
I wonder how long will he remain there until some Good Charlotte will need a new ambitious drummer. :/

i agree with this he is a great drummer but not the best match for social d

jacknife737
04-25-2009, 03:52 PM
i agree with this he is a great drummer but not the best match for social d

How come?

Atom's got this old-school rockabilly vibe about him, that Social Distortion has; his personality seems to fit right in.

F@ BANKZ
04-25-2009, 04:06 PM
This is awesome news, Im glad for him! :D

Its quite strange actually, I downloaded Social D's greatest hits the other day so Im just starting to get into them :D


Take care dude, that album is defiled by re-recordings. You're after the last album if you ask me: Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll.

And if you could get tickets for the show in July.. :p

RageAndLov
04-25-2009, 04:52 PM
Oh nose!
That means Blink 182 really is going to reunite! :(

jacknife737
04-25-2009, 05:34 PM
Oh nose!
That means Blink 182 really is going to reunite! :(

Well, considering that they've planned a tour and a new album a while ago, that's pretty much set in stone.

Bipolar Bear
04-26-2009, 07:47 AM
Oh nose!
That means Blink 182 really is going to reunite! :(

You didn't know that by now? :confused:

RageAndLov
04-26-2009, 04:17 PM
You didn't know that by now? :confused:

I thought it was just a rumor. But I didn't hear 'bout no new album with singles approaching your ears wheter you want it or not!

SpLinteR
06-06-2009, 08:33 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2463/3597648316_e19f3ac8ed.jpg?v=0

Story Of My Life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvP4liRMiYE

Outerspaceman21
06-06-2009, 08:46 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2463/3597648316_e19f3ac8ed.jpg?v=0

Story Of My Life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvP4liRMiYE

Nice. Thanks

Ryder1234
06-06-2009, 02:38 PM
Woah, I did not see this before! I really hope I can go see them again this July!

Grimesy da Offspringfan
06-07-2009, 03:50 AM
wow, looks like i missed some stuff. That's really great, Atom is one of my favorite drummers and Social D is so much better than that queer A&A