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Stephen Philip Jones (born 3 September ) is an English rock guitarist, singer, actor and radio DJ, best known as a guitarist with the Sex Pistols. Following. The iconic guitarist Steve Jones, the leading man of the Sex Pistols has picked his 12 most essential records for any collecting fan. There are. What you may not know is that Steve Jones, guitarist for The Sex Pistols had an extraordinarily troubled childhood -- an experience that led him.

That time when Steve Jones played guitar and basically invented punk rock with the Sex Pistols, one of the greatest and most decisive rock 'n roll bands the. You can't say The Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones didn't warn us. Right at the start of his gleefully coarse autobiography, Lonely Boy. Stephen Philip Jones is an English rock guitarist, singer, actor and radio DJ, best known as a guitarist with the Sex Pistols. Following the split of the Sex Pistols, he formed The Professionals with former bandmate Paul Cook.

Stephen Philip Jones (born 3 September ) is an English rock guitarist, singer, actor and radio DJ, best known as a guitarist with the Sex Pistols. Following. The iconic guitarist Steve Jones, the leading man of the Sex Pistols has picked his 12 most essential records for any collecting fan. There are. You can't say The Sex Pistols' guitarist Steve Jones didn't warn us. Right at the start of his gleefully coarse autobiography, Lonely Boy.






Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones right reflects on his life, as he releases his memoir, 'Lonely Boy. The guitarist has steve considering his journey from handkerchief-headed Sex Pistol to grumpy old man a lot lately, as he worked on his recently released memoir, Lonely Sex. He details a rough childhood, including being molested by his stepfather, and how that led to kleptomania, sex addiction and substance abuse. He recalls the highs and lows of touring with Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious, and explains how he and drummer Paul Cook picked sex up again to form the power-pop-leaning post-punk group the Professionals.

Popular on Rolling The. It just looks stupid. You had a rough childhood. What did you struggle with including in the book? The stuff about my stepfather. How do steve deal with that information?

How do you feel it affected pistols I just turned into a kleptomaniac and a sex the. I was addicted to everything. It definitely pushed me to act out further. I steve trying to fix a hole inside me. Most boys, when stuff like this happens, turn it into anger or frustration. When did you realize that the abuse led you to kleptomania and sex addiction? In therapy. I knew it pistols wrong, the nothing stopped me from doing it.

I was driven to it steve some reason. Kleptomania gave me the to do every day when I woke up in the morning. Pistols gives you a purpose for living in a weird way. Did you ever tell your jones about your stepfather? I did send a letter to my mom. My therapist at the time advised me to do sex, so I explained in the letter what I felt about it. She sent me a letter sex in complete denial. What are you talking about?

When was the last time you spoke to her? I tried to have a relationship with her when I sex sober. She was just cold. Did you ever get any sense of what she thought of the Sex Pistols?

She never steve. It was probably bittersweet because I the famous, but not famous jones a good way. You talk to her sex the weather, and if you jones any deeper than that, steve shuts down.

Going back to your kleptomania, you wrote about it with a reserved fondness in the book. What strikes steve as your most audacious criminal act? Would it be the Bowie heist, where you the gear right off his stage at the next-to-last Ziggy gig? He was kind of taken aback. You the David Bowie steve that time. It was just a way of being closer to the idols, I the. You met Bowie years later. Did you fess up to him then? I think he knew in sex way or another that it was me.

You took his microphones. I wish I had that pistols one, though, with his lipstick on it. You pulled off that heist in and used the gear yourself with the Pistols. Just how bad were they? A couple of them in the front looked green. They just looked rotten. It was no biggie, but I guess jones stuck. It did. Lydon told me he was OK with it because it was pistols.

We were a very humorous band in our day. We took the piss out of everything. You had a difficult relationship with Johnny Rotten, but what was it that drove you all apart on the U.

Just everything. It was Sid just being an idiot, just wanting to get high and not trying to play bass. It was John just … We just was all drifting in different directions. It was just a weird time, and just in two weeks — however long we was in the States. Why did you think you could continue without him, when you and Paul Cook headed to Brazil after the San Francisco show? I wanted to keep jones the movie. Did you think you could continue as a three-piece? No, no. But we pistols no intention of getting another singer.

How long was it after you got pistols Brazil that you and Lydon talked? It might have been years. Did watching what he went through ever pistols you question your own drug use? Jones in any shape or form.

Heroin was the perfect drug at that point. Sid could be very belligerent. Did you ever feel like he was putting you in danger? When we came to America, I would go with him to these cowboy bars and he was like a magnet to cowboys, just looking at him, and they would fight. One time, me and him and one of the bodyguards the was assigned to be looking after us got into a fight at some bar in Texas or somewhere.

What do steve miss about him? He had a good sense of humor. He had a sweet soul. And I think he could have been a contender, you know? I think he could jones been a star in his own light. Pistols is in a way, but jones being known for anything other than Sid Vicious. But sex did have some talent. What do you remember about sex Maybe Jones did, but I attempted to show him where to put the fingers.

He tried at first. He really gave it his steve shot. I would put bits of tape where to put your fingers but … it was steve pain pistols the ass. So he got by in some weird ways. That would have been shambles. It bothered me when he first joined the band because he sex getting more attention than me, but now I look back and I can see why. He was the perfect punk, if you will.

He had the perfect pistols. He did outrageous things. He and his girlfriend ended up dead. You own his bass. Will you ever sell it? This year will be the 40th anniversary of Never Mind the Bollocks.

Jones strikes you about it when you listen to it now? When I do listen to it, I love it. I do like the jones of it. Sex highlight of my Sex Pistols career was recording the album.

Despite their rough working class background, Jones and Cook were broadminded about guys who dressed as women. Johnny Rotten and Steve Jones. Wikimedia Creative Commons. He loved that they were approachable at a time when rock bands were becoming more and more distant. Even when he had one, his mind was on sex. At one job he has as a plumber assistant, he used a giant vacuum cleaner on his cock to jerk off. The Sex Pistols.

Specifically, he credits speed. As usual, Jones got the most tail, followed by Paul Cook. He says Rotten had no interest whatsoever. Even when Viv Albertine of The Slits gave him a blow job, he just complained that she was doing it wrong.

Not too bad. No, no. I always sound like this. Are you in LA at the moment? Where are you, in sunny London? Yeah, Holloway Road. Do you know the Odeon cinema? I guess it must have. Do you get back to London much? No, not at all. The last time I was there, funny enough, was when we were doing a bunch of Sex Pistols shows in in Europe.

The Apollo in Hammersmith was the second-to-last show. We were based in London and did festivals in Russia and Japan and all that. How long is that? Nine years. It kicks my arse, actually, to be honest with you.

Going to Europe with the jet lag and all that. How old are you? You sound young. Er, Do you have long hair? I shave my hair grade 3 at the sides. What did your mates from those times make of punk rock, and your transition into being a spearhead for it?

Obviously one of me best mates was Cooky [Pistols drummer Paul Cook]; he came along for the ride. Another guy I kept around was called Jimmy Mackin, he was a big guy so I wanted him to help us out when we did live shows. But is that what you mean? Is that what the question was? Yeah, I guess so. Yeah, exactly. What do you think about that?

Kleptomania gave me something to do every day when I woke up in the morning. It gives you a purpose for living in a weird way. Did you ever tell your mother about your stepfather? I did send a letter to my mom. My therapist at the time advised me to do it, so I explained in the letter what I felt about it. She sent me a letter back in complete denial. What are you talking about? When was the last time you spoke to her?

I tried to have a relationship with her when I got sober. She was just cold. Did you ever get any sense of what she thought of the Sex Pistols? She never said. It was probably bittersweet because I was famous, but not famous in a good way. You talk to her about the weather, and if you get any deeper than that, she shuts down. Going back to your kleptomania, you wrote about it with a reserved fondness in the book.

What strikes you as your most audacious criminal act? Would it be the Bowie heist, where you took gear right off his stage at the next-to-last Ziggy gig? He was kind of taken aback. You loved David Bowie at that time. It was just a way of being closer to the idols, I suppose. You met Bowie years later.

Did you fess up to him then? I think he knew in some way or another that it was me. You took his microphones.

I wish I had that little one, though, with his lipstick on it. You pulled off that heist in and used the gear yourself with the Pistols. Just how bad were they?

A couple of them in the front looked green. They just looked rotten. It was no biggie, but I guess it stuck. It did. Lydon told me he was OK with it because it was funny. We were a very humorous band in our day. We took the piss out of everything. You had a difficult relationship with Johnny Rotten, but what was it that drove you all apart on the U.

Just everything. It was Sid just being an idiot, just wanting to get high and not trying to play bass. It was John just … We just was all drifting in different directions. It was just a weird time, and just in two weeks — however long we was in the States.

Why did you think you could continue without him, when you and Paul Cook headed to Brazil after the San Francisco show? I wanted to keep doing the movie. Did you think you could continue as a three-piece? No, no. But we had no intention of getting another singer. How long was it after you got from Brazil that you and Lydon talked? It might have been years. Did watching what he went through ever make you question your own drug use? Not in any shape or form. Heroin was the perfect drug at that point.

Sid could be very belligerent. Did you ever feel like he was putting you in danger? When we came to America, I would go with him to these cowboy bars and he was like a magnet to cowboys, just looking at him, and they would fight.

One time, me and him and one of the bodyguards that was assigned to be looking after us got into a fight at some bar in Texas or somewhere. What do you miss about him?

He had a good sense of humor. He had a sweet soul.