The true untold story of the Sex Pistols from the man who formed the band and kick-started the cultural revolution that was Punk.
Steve Jones was born in West London in 1955. He founded the Sex Pistols in 1972 with Paul Cook and Wally Nightingale and was their guitarist until the band broke up in 1978. He is a musician, record producer and actor. He lives in Los Angeles, where he hosts Jonesy's Jukebox on 95.5 KLOS FM and www.955KLOS.com every Monday to Friday between 12.00-2.00pm.
Lonely Boy is often eye-wateringly funny ... Jones is good
at puncturing myth ... His book's a delight. * Observer, 'Music
Book of the Day' *
The Sex Pistols guitarist details his life - an impoverished Sixties childhood, sexual abuse and dalliances with crime - in a way that is both moving and candid. * Telegraph, 'Top 50 Books of the Year' *
The Pistols' story, retold refreshingly and with added rumpage ... What's special about this book is its story arc, which will make the most hardened punk well up ... A poignant, honest, drily humorous rump-fest from a lost soul found. * Mojo *
[An] absolute riot of revelation...[Jones] owns up to his failings with a colourful candour that is moving. -- Neil McCormick * Telegraph *
It can be harrowing, hilarious, and often touching, but above all, Lonely Boy is life-affirming. Thank you, Steve Jones. * Sex-pistols.net *