Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones to Release Autobiography ‘Lonely Boy’
When it comes to influential punk bands, Sex Pistols are near the top of the list. Their seminal studio album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols was released in 1977. Four decades later, guitarist Steve Jones' autobiography Lonely Boy will be released.
The tome will get a U.K. release in November, with the U.S. to follow Jan. 10 via Da Capo Press. Jones collaborated with journalist Ben Thompson on the memoir.
Lonely Boy is described as follows: "Steve’s modern Dickensian tale begins in the streets of Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush, West London, where as a lonely, neglected boy living off his wits and his petty thievery, he is given purpose by the glam art rock of David Bowie and Roxy Music and becomes one of the first generation of ragamuffin punks taken under the wings of Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood."
As to other topics covered in the book, "For the very first time Steve describes the sadness of never knowing his dad, the neglect and abuse he suffered at the hands of his stepfather, and how his interest in music and fashion saved him from a potential life of crime spent in remand centers and prison."
Since leaving the Sex Pistols, Jones has been in a few other bands, released two solo albums, done session work, acted in numerous films and worked as a radio DJ. He is currently the host of "Jonesy's Jukebox" on Los Angeles radio station KLOS.
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