Sex Pistols' Steve Jones has spoken to NME ahead of the punk band's upcoming deluxe edition of their seminal 'Never Mind The Bollocks. Steve Jones becomes the third former member of the incendiary Sex Pistols' Steve Jones recently released a new memoir, "Lonely Boy. 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. Ahead of the 40th anniversary reissue of Never Mind The Bollocks, the Sex Pistols guitarist talked sobriety, maturity and the flight to London kicking his arse. From the abuse to the spiraling drug addiction, the rock 'n' roll, masturbation, and thievery—no topic is sacrosanct for the Sex Pistol guitarist.
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. From the abuse to the spiraling drug addiction, the rock 'n' roll, masturbation, and thievery—no topic is sacrosanct for the Sex Pistol guitarist. 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.
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Cunt, it seems, is a term of endearment for Jones, as it has long been for a certain kind of earthy British male. In this jaunty world, Jones casts himself as a nearly illiterate, ADHD-afflicted Peeping Tom, as well as a kleptomaniac, drunk, and sex addict.
Ribald stories lurch across every page, making Lonely Boy a must-read. Soon they started to hang out with drag queens. 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. But as far as a revolution like punk is concerned? But unfortunately we broke up pretty early. But you had your grunge, you had rap… they were big deals. On the one hand, it looked like it was destined to fail. In hindsight, should I have hung in there? Probably: done another record and see where it went. Looking at where you are today, how much does that album and that time still have a bearing on your life, 40 years later?
But how often are you reminded of it, for instance? In the book you talk about some really quite intense formative experiences you had. It definitely filled a hole for a couple of years.
Pretty much the whole upbringing I had, I was always looking for a fix to that emptiness inside. Being in the Sex Pistols, it was the same kind of attempt to fill a hole and that carried on for years and years… The only time it really turned round was when I got sober, many years ago.
Was there one key trigger moment that sort of kicked you to go to rehab? I was pretty much homeless, sleeping on couches. I have no idea… I have no idea why it stuck with me. Yeah, I do. Too much, really. Do you go to meetings? I dunno, I guess I wanna try to knock everything else on the head and not have to stop drinking, if that makes sense?
If it works, why not? I tried to do it by myself many times before I discovered the step programme, but I always ended up back in the same place, you know? And are you still fully committed to that programme and its ethos? Oh yeah. Ha, yeah. I like to have some dignity in my old age.
Yeah, yeah, I have. I follow that. I like having a laugh, you know. Is that not quite depressing, though? The Rolling Stones look like they have a good time. He was the perfect punk, if you will. He had the perfect look. 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. What strikes you about it when you listen to it now? When I do listen to it, I love it.
I do like the sound of it. The highlight of my Sex Pistols career was recording the album. It was apparent after the Bill Grundy show and then Sid joined the band.
It all got dark and weird. Plus, we were all very young. We had no coping skills. When did it seem like the chaos and spectacle overtook the music? What is your friendship with John Lydon like now? There is no friendship. He lives in L. I think the last time I spoke to him was when we did a tour of Europe. I have no desire to speak to him and he has no desire to speak to me. I wish him all the best. So it seems like another reunion is improbable. Not for the amount of money we make when we do reunions.
If we were making Rolling Stones money, that would be different. You attempted to write new music for a possible new Pistols album around What did that sound like? It was awful. It fell on its ass two minutes into it. It was the worst thing we could have done.
Have you ever considered reuniting that group? You never know. I like Paul. Where do you think that came from so early? Well it came from all the other punk bands at the time, the Clash, with the lyrics. Who wants to be broke? It was a stupid thing. None of us did. I think I speak for all of us when I say we wanted to make dough like anybody else, and we deserved to make dough.
It was a different vibe from Led Zeppelin, it was a different thing. Why is that? Them two never got along. They butted heads from the beginning. For me, Malcolm was a buddy of mine before the band started so I was more loyal to him, even though he did some shitty things. That was a good move. Gucci just did a whole campaign with bondage pants. But nowadays, you can wear anything. You could walk down the street in bondage pants or have your hair pink and no one would even look twice.
But I could care less to be honest with you. Image is a funny thing. What did you think of them? Well I was kind of doing that when I came to America with my long hair. The Runaways also did that with Joan Jett, and that was a good feeling. You wrote in the book that you felt unprepared for the session. What was it that felt off?
He was just seeing if all these tunes were laying on us, if any of them gelled.