Sex Pistols' STEVE JONES to publish autobiography, 'Lonely Boy', in the UK this November PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 May 2016 16:31

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STEVE JONES, legendary Sex Pistols guitarist, will release an autobiography, entitled, 'Lonely Boy', later this year.

 

Set for release on November 17th in the UK and January 10th in North America, 'Lonely Boy' has Jones collaborating with journalist Ben Thompson to share his story of growing up in the streets of Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush, West London, before forming Strand in 1972, and, eventually, the Sex Pistols in 1975 with vocalist Johnny Rotten, bassist Glen Matlock, and drummer Paul Cook.

 

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Jones spent years after the Pistols in a self-imposed exile in New York and Los Angeles where he battled with alcohol, heroin, and sex addiction - caught in a cycle of rehab and relapse.

 

Alongside producing and playing on records by other artists, the guitarist was a member of several post-Pistols groups including The Professionals, Chequered Past and Neurotic Outsiders, as well as building a solo career. He hosted the popular daily radio program, Jonesy's Jukebox, on Indie 103.1 FM Los Angeles from 2004 to the station’s sign-off in 2009, welcoming special guests and spinning whatever tunes he wanted to play for listeners. The program ran on another L.A. station before landing at its current home at 95.5 KLOS.

 

Jones will release 'Lonely Boy' to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the release of 'Anarchy In The UK', and of his infamous confrontation on Bill Grundy's Today programme; the interview that ushered in the "Filth and the Fury" headlines that catapulted punk into the national consciousness in Britain.