Contributed by IllaZilla, Posted by Social Distortion

Charlie "Chalo" Quintana has announced his departure from Social Distortion. Filling the spot will be Atom Willard, a veteran of bands including Rocket From The Crypt, The Offspring and Angels and Airwaves.

Social Distortion explained:

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!

Willard will make his debut with the band at the forthcoming Jay Thomas benefit on May 18 at the House of Blues in Anaheim.