From AP, Jan. 24:

Former Social Distortion Bassist Killed

Placentia, Calif. — Brent Liles, a former bassist for the 1980s punk rock group Social Distortion, was struck and killed by a truck while riding a bicycle, authorities said Wednesday. He was 43.

Liles was hit on Jan. 18. No immediate charges were brought against the driver.

Liles, who was from Fullerton, joined Social Distortion in 1981 and played bass on the band’s “Mommy’s Little Monster” recording two years later.

Fed up with turmoil inside the group, he and drummer Derek O’Brien quit the band during a New Year’s Eve performance in 1983.

Liles went on to play with other punk groups such as Agent Orange.

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