I’m well aware that Social Distortion is not a metal band, but they’re one of those bands that a lot of us metalheads listened to growing up…when we were going through our punk phases. And let’s face it — Social D is one of the greatest live bands you’ll ever see. I’ve seen them a bunch of times. And there’s some Social D news to report.
Unfortunately, this news is not good at all. Ex-Social Distortion drummer Casey Royer was arrested last week in Orange County after overdosing on heroin in front of his 12-year-old son, reports TMZ.
Wow. Sounds like someone’s going to be getting a call from DCSS. Law enforcement sources claim Royer, who is 52, was watching TV with his son when he overdosed.
After his son ran to their neighbors for help, Royer was rushed to the hospital and survived the overdose. He was arrested soon afterwards and officially charged with one count of child endangerment and one count of being under the influence of heroin; he’s being held with a $120,000 bail.
Everyone should have a dad like Royer.