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Rancid - 53% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lars Frederiksen (guitar), Brett Reed (drums), Matt Freeman (bass) and Tim Armstrong (25 November 1966, Oakland, California, USA; vocals/guitar) provide street-level punk with their ideas informed and inspired by a youth of blue-collar poverty in Albany, California, USA. Armstrong and Freeman (often under the alias Matt McCall) had formed their first band, Operation Ivy, in Read more

Street Dogs - 40% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Bouncing Souls - 36% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Of the multitude of pop punk bands that emerged during the 90s, the majority seemed to come from the west coast of the USA, but there was a number of east coast counterparts during this era, such as the New Brunswick, New Jersey-based Bouncing Souls. The band has been going strong in one form or another since 1989, when Greg Attonitoi (vocals), Pete Steinkopf (guitar), Bryan Ki Read more

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Pennywise - 34% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Hermosa Beach, California, USA-based band was fated to be the perpetual bridesmaid of the punk revival. While Green Day and Offspring were enjoying huge commercial success in the mid- to late 90s, Pennywise struggled to overcome well-publicised internal problems which ultimately led to the suicide of Jason Thirsk in 1996. The band was formed in 1988 by Thirsk (25 Decemb Read more

Bad Religion - 29% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US hardcore band was formed in 1980 in the suburbs of north Los Angeles, California. Their first incarnation comprised Greg Graffin (Gregory Walter Graffin III, 6 November 1964, Racine, Wisconsin, USA; vocals), Brett Gurewitz (b. 12 May 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar), Jay Ziskrout (drums) and Jay Bentley (b. 6 June 1964, Wichita, Kansas, USA; bass), with th Read more

Anti-Flag - 26% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US band made their name in the late 90s and early 00s for their politically charged brand of punk rock. Formed by Justin Sane (Justin Geever, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; guitar/vocals), Pat Thetic (drums) and Lucy Fester (vocals) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1988, the original line-up was in a constant state of flux and the band fell apart before it had barely sta Read more

Face to Face - 26% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Pop / Rock
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NOFX - 25% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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NOFX was formed in Berkeley, California, USA, in 1983. Immediately, it was obvious that they were one of the few bands on the hardcore scene to embrace humorous lyrical fare to genuinely amusing effect. The original trio of Fat Mike (Mike Burkett; vocals/bass), Eric Melvin (guitar/ vocals) and Erik Ghint/Groggy Nodbeggar/Erik Shun/Smelly (b. Erik Sandin; drums), was joined b Read more

Cock Sparrer - 24% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Dropkick Murphys - 24% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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From Boston, Massachusetts, USA, the Dropkick Murphys, (their name taken from a local rehab centre) initially formed in 1996 with the sole intention of jamming punk cover versions. Original members, Mike McColgan (vocals), Ken Casey (bass), Rick Barton (guitar) and Matt Kelly (drums) soon progressed to writing original material, the future live staple ‘Barroom Hero’ b Read more

U.S. Bombs - 24% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Pop / Rock
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No Use For A Name - 22% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Swingin' Utters - 22% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Transplants - 22% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Late 2002 saw the emergence of several ‘supergroups’ comprised of punk/alt rock notables, such as Eyes Adrift, Audioslave, and the Transplants. Comprised of Tim Armstrong (25 November 1966, Oakland, California, USA; vocals/guitar; Operation Ivy, Rancid), Travis Barker (drums; Blink-182), and Armstrong’s friend Rob ‘SR’ Aston (vocals), the Transplants Read more

Backyard Babies - 21% match to Social Distortion

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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These Swedish sleaze rockers finally began to reap international success in the late 90s. The band, formed by four high school friends, came together in Nässjö, Sweden in 1987. Nicke Borg, Dregen (guitar), Peder Carlsson (drums) and Johan Blomquist (bass) were briefly joined by singer Tobbe, before Borg was switched from bass to handle vocals. The band recorded severa Read more


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