DES MOINES - Social Distortion's lead guitarist, in town with his band, rallied with Ron Paul on the eve of the Iowa caucus. The guitarist, who goes by Jonny H. or Jonny Wickersham, enjoyed a mid-morning beverage while waiting for Paul to address hundreds of supporters in a Des Moines Marriott. He told HuffPost he's a strong Paul supporter, but wouldn't be out knocking on doors for the Texas Republican.
Social D. is one of the founding American punk rock bands, still touring since its launch in the 1970s. Wickersham joined the band in 2000, after of founding guitarist Dennis Danell.
Wickersham's attendance caused a stir among nearby reporters, some of whom speculated he wasn't actually a band member because the name he gave out didn't match the band line up. HuffPost later found Jonny H. at the Marriott bar, who said he shouldn't have given out his real name. "We're like The Ramons," he said. "We all have stage names."
-- Ryan Grim