Social Distortion Drummer Atom Willard has parted ways with Social Distortion. The band released this statement through their mailing list:

"Due to many foreseeable scheduling conflicts with his band Angels And Airwaves, we regret to announce that Atom Willard will no longer be able to continue on drums for Social Distortion. We know this was not an easy decision for him, but Atom is an incredible individual and we're all better people for having him on board while we did. Atom will be sorely missed, but we wish him the very best."

The long-running band is in the midst of recording their next studio album, and plan to play a few shows in South America this April.

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