Steve Jones
English rock guitarist
Steve Jones
Stephen Philip "Steve" Jones is an English rock guitarist, singer and actor, best known as guitarist and founding member of punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.
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Sex Pistols' Steve Jones On World Cafe
NPR - 7 days
Jones shares stories from his raw, honest and heartfelt new memoir, Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol. (Image credit: Davis Factor/Courtesy of the artist)
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Prince Charles Co-Authors Popular Science Book On Climate Change
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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Sex Pistols 'expected' Steve Jones to sleep with their girlfriends
Fox News - 2 months
Former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, 61, recalls his days in the legendary punk band with lots of “shagging” in the new book “Lonely Boy.”
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Never mind the bollocks, it's Sex Pistol Steve Jones' memoir
LATimes - 9 months
Steve Jones, the guitarist for legendary punk band the Sex Pistols and longtime Los Angeles radio DJ, will be telling his life story in a memoir coming out next year, Rolling Stone reports. Jones is collaborating with music journalist Ben Thompson on the autobiography, titled "Lonely Boy" after...
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Never mind the bollocks, it's Steve Jones' memoir
LATimes - 9 months
Steve Jones, the guitarist for legendary punk band the Sex Pistols and longtime Los Angeles radio DJ, will be telling his life story in a memoir coming out next year, Rolling Stone reports. Jones is collaborating with music journalist Ben Thompson on the autobiography, titled "Lonely Boy" after...
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Jonesy's Jukebox returns to L.A. radio
LATimes - over 1 year
For fans of smooth and topically coherent music programming on the radio, take warning. Steve Jones, the Sex Pistols guitarist and beloved antihero of the L.A. airwaves, is finally back. KLOS 95.5 announced that it has signed a new deal with Jones to bring his trademark program Jonesy's Jukebox...
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Huey Morgan and the fine art of the TV walkout
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Following Huey Morgan's mug-smashing antics on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, who else has seen the red mist descend on TV? Never Mind The Buzzcocks loomed large in everyone's cultural consciousness for the first time in a long time this week, as Huey Morgan, the radio presenter once of 90s lounge lizards Fun Lovin' Criminals, smashed a mug in explosive fashion before storming off just before the credits rolled. Reading on mobile? Click here to watch Morgan has form in violent outbursts, having ranted extensively on Twitter after failing to win a Sony radio award. Back then he fearlessly put shock-jock firebrands like Lauren Laverne and Fearne Cotton in his crosshairs, and now he's managed to get wound up by Rizzle Kicks' brand of ASOS-clad bantz. No doubt he'll have a full-on murderous Falling Down moment on next year's I'm A Celebrity after one of Lawson flicks him with a towel. But Morgan is far from the first person to see the red mist unexpectedly descend while on a light enterta ...
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Sew Scary: Police Say Needle Found In Halloween Chocolate
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It wasn't exactly a smile inside this Hershey's bar. Authorities in Southern Maryland issued a "Halloween Candy Advisory" after a sewing needle was reportedly found in the wrapping of a piece of chocolate. “The kid was handling the piece of candy, handling a Hershey bar, about 2 inches in length," Calvert County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Steve Jones told Southern Maryland Newspapers Online, "and he noticed and felt something in the packaging. The mother opened it and found the sewing needle ... I think the kid got poked.” According to the advisory issued Friday morning, there haven't been other local reports of similar incidents: The Calvert County Sheriff's Office would like to encourage all to thoroughly inspect your Halloween candy. We have received 1 report of a sewing needle found in a Hershey candy bar wrapper from the St. Leonard area (Cherry Lane Subdivision). At this time we believe this is an isolated incident. We will also be reporting this to Hershey as it may be ...
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Will ObamaCare impede job creation?
Fox Business News - over 3 years
Universal Services of America CEO Steve Jones, Vivint CEO Todd Pedersen and Heartland Dental Care CEO Dr. Rick Workman on the challenges to private sector hiring.
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Man still evolves
Discover Magazine - over 3 years
Still a great book! Sir David Attenborough is the latest public intellectual who should know better than to opine that evolution has ended for human beings. Here are the quotes from The Telgraph: “Because if natural selection, as proposed by Darwin, is the main mechanism of evolution – there may be other things, but it does look as though that’s the case – then we’ve stopped natural selection. We stopped natural selection as soon as we started being able to rear 95–99 per cent of our babies that are born.“ John Hawks does a good job hitting back the balls hanging just over the plate. There are still many parts of the world where 95-99 percent of babies being born do not reach adult. Second, there is still a great deal of variation in fertility. Some people choose not to have any children, while others are quite prolific. For adaptation by natural selection to occur what you need is heritable variation of some sort to correlate with this fertility variation. It seems highly plaus ...
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The secrets of songwriters
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
The day the Kinks overtook the Beatles, why the Clash wrote 'Rock the Casbah', when Johnny Marr first drove to Morrissey's house … Daniel Rachel has interviewed many of the nation's best songwriters. Here are some highlights Ray Davies, the Kinks Can you recall the sentiment behind writing "Lola"? It was about love, but not directly. The song was designed. I didn't show the words to the band. We just rehearsed it with the la-la la-la Lo-la chorus which came first. I had a one-year-old daughter at the time and she was singing along to it. But I was bothered by the arpeggio guitar at the beginning. I said, "It's got to be hit in the first three seconds." Later I went back in the studio and took the phrase at the end of the verse, C C C C D E, and replayed it at the beginning to grab people's attention. I had a new Martin acoustic guitar which I tracked three times all slightly out of time to give it character. And then I put a National guitar on top of it. What was the ambition at th ...
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USA TODAY music critic Steve Jones dies at 57
USA Today - over 3 years
Jones had covered R&B and hip-hop for USA TODAY since 1996.
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Longtime USA Today Music Critic Steve Jones Dies
NPR - over 3 years
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USA TODAY music critic Steve Jones dies at 57
USA Today - over 3 years
Jones had covered R&B and hip-hop for USA TODAY since 1996.
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Fred Armisen: 'I Think It's Clear' That I've Left 'SNL'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's official: After 11 years, Fred Armisen is done with "Saturday Night Live." In an interview with Splitsider, not only did the "Portlandia" star confirm his exit, but he said he felt he went out with a bang. "I think it's clear," Armisen said. "I didn't do any kind of official announcement, but I really felt like it was obvious. An ending that was a love letter to all the music I grew up with, and also to my friends and to SNL and to Lorne and to the cast. There was a lot of emotion attached to it, but it was a very positive emotion." The ending Armisen is referring to is a sketch he performed in May in which he played Ian Rubbish, a member of an English punk rock band. He was joined onstage by his "Portlandia" co-star Carrie Brownstein, plus several music legends including Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, Aimee Mann and Michael Penn, Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis. Rumors of Armisen's departure began to surface earlier this year, and las ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Jones
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 58
    He later appeared on Ferguson's last show in December 2014, playing guitar during a rendition of Dead Man Fall's "Bang Your Drum."
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  • 2013
    Age 57
    Jones's last show on KROQ was March 2013.
    More Details Hide Details He is now on LA radio station KLOS 95.5 from noon to 2pm daily.
    In 2013 and 2014, Jones appeared as recurring character "Krull" during the sixth and seventh seasons of Showtime television series Californication, playing the road manager of Tim Minchin's character Atticus Fetch.
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    After an appearance as the guest on Russell Brand's FX television program Brand X with Russell Brand in 2013, Jones has assumed the duties of the house band on that program.
    More Details Hide Details He performs solo on the electric guitar.
  • 2010
    Age 54
    Jones was picked up by LA radio Station KROQ in October 2010 to continue his Jonesy's Jukebox segment.
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  • 2009
    Age 53
    In November 2009 he guested on BBC Radio's 6Music with five Sunday shows titled A Month of Sundays with Steve Jones, playing a mix of tunes from his childhood through to the current day.
    More Details Hide Details In December 2009, the show was revived ran via internet radio on IAmRogue.com, a website run by producer Ryan Kavanaugh. This incarnation of the show ended in late March 2010.
    Indie 103.1 last broadcast Jonesy's Jukebox on 14 January 2009; Indie 103.1 ceased to exist as a broadcast radio station on 15 January 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 52
    In 2008, Gibson put out a "Steve Jones Signature Les Paul Model" to the exact specs of his original white 1974 Les Paul Custom.
    More Details Hide Details While Jones typically since the 1980s plays through Marshall JCM 800 Stacks, he used a silverface Fender Twin Reverb (reportedly stolen from Bob Marley at the Hammersmith Apollo) with Gauss speakers to record Never Mind The Bollocks. He also used Musicman Amps and a Fender Super Reverb during the 1978 US Tour. In February 2004, Jones began hosting a daily radio program in Los Angeles, called Jonesy's Jukebox, on Indie 103.1 FM, where he could do whatever he wanted (within FCC rules), with no direction from station management. Jones mixed an eclectic playlist with rambling and often humorous interviews of guests from the entertainment industry. He kept an acoustic guitar in the studio and frequently performed stream of consciousness songs about the current topic of discussion. Notable guests included Johnny Ramone, Brian Wilson, Pete Townshend, Iggy Pop, Robert Plant, Gary Oldman and Sex Pistols vocalist Johnny Rotten.
    In 2008, he played guitar on four songs on David Byrne's album he has done with Brian Eno, Everything that happens will happen today.
    More Details Hide Details Jones has recently played with Hollywood United F.C., an American amateur soccer team based in Los Angeles, made up mainly of celebrities and former professional footballers. In 2008, the Sex Pistols appeared at the Isle of Wight Festival as the headlining act on the Saturday night, the Peace & Love Festival in Sweden, and the Live at Loch Lomond Festival in Scotland. Jones made a cameo appearance on Portlandias second season finale, "Brunch Village", which aired on 9 March 2012. In May 2012, Jones appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in a sketch playing himself as the roommate to Prince Charles (played by Craig Ferguson), as well as playing guitar on a cover of Ninian Hawick's Scottish Rite Temple Stomp in a cold open to a week of shows shot in Scotland.
  • 2007
    Age 51
    The Sex Pistols, including Jones, played a gig for the 30th anniversary of Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols at the Brixton Academy on 8 November 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Due to popular demand, two further gigs were announced on 9 November and 10 November. This demand led to two further gigs being announced, making five in total. A further gig in Brixton on 12 November was followed by one at the MEN Arena in Manchester on 17 November. The Glasgow S.E.C.C on 18 November completed the tour.
  • FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 49
    He participated in the Sex Pistols reunion concerts and currently resides in Los Angeles. He has since engaged in session work, playing guitar on Lisa Marie Presley's 2005 album, Now What.
    More Details Hide Details Jones played lead guitar on two tracks. "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" which was originally recorded for the Ramones tribute album We're a Happy Family but only appeared as a hidden track on Now What.
  • 1999
    Age 43
    Jones produced the self-titled debut albums of the Los Angeles-based Buckcherry and American Pearl, released in 1999 and 2000.
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  • 1996
    Age 40
    Also in 1996, he took time out to record guitar tracks for The Great Milenko, an album by Insane Clown Posse.
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    In 1996, Jones formed Neurotic Outsiders, that featured himself on guitar and vocals, former Guns N' Roses members Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum on rhythm guitar and drums, and John Taylor from Duran Duran, on bass.
    More Details Hide Details They released a self-titled album in 1996. "I call him Uncle Steve," remarked Amanda Rootes of Fluffy, who supported the Outsiders on tour. "I've got uncles just like him, East End gangster types."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1995
    Age 39
    In 1995, Jones played guitar on the self-titled and only album released by the band P, who featured Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers and actor Johnny Depp.
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  • 1989
    Age 33
    In 1989, he released his second solo album, titled Fire and Gasoline, which featured Jones on guitar and vocals, Terry Nails on bass, and drummer Mickey Curry.
    More Details Hide Details Jones was a guest star in an episode of the television sitcom Roseanne. He had previously played a private detective in The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, and had a role in the 1981 film, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains. In 1992 a project called Fantasy 7 (known as F7) was recorded, and remains officially unreleased. They toured locally in Los Angeles and a few shows in South America featuring singer Mark McCoy.
  • 1988
    Age 32
    His song "Mercy", from the album of the same name, was used in a Miami Vice episode called "Stone's War" and was featured on the Miami Vice II soundtrack album and in the film Homeboy 1988. "Pleasure and Pain" also from the album Mercy, was included in the 1986 film Sid and Nancy.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 26
    Jones was also a member of Chequered Past (led by Michael Des Barres) from 1982 to 1985.
    More Details Hide Details They released a self-titled album in 1984. Jones performed alongside Sex Pistols bandmate Paul Cook on Johnny Thunders's solo album So Alone. Siouxsie and the Banshees thought for a while to engage Jones after the departure of two of their original members. Rehearsals took place in early 1980, and Jones recorded the guitars parts on three songs of the album Kaleidoscope. The experience did not go further than a simple recording session. Jones also played with Thin Lizzy, Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Kraut, Adam Ant, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Andy Taylor, the Dano Jones Band, Megadeth, Neurotic Outsiders, and had a solo career in the 1980s and early 1990s.
    While the Professionals did return to America in the spring of 1982 after recovery, Jones' (and Myers') drug problems further hampered the band's prospects.
    More Details Hide Details They declined an opening spot offer on tour for the Clash, and broke up.
  • 1978
    Age 22
    After the Sex Pistols broke up in 1978, Jones and drummer Paul Cook co-founded the Professionals.
    More Details Hide Details They released four singles, recorded a self-titled LP that was shelved until 1990, and released I Didn't See It Coming in November 1981. The band's American tour to promote the album was cut short when band members Paul Cook, Paul Myers, and Ray McVeigh were injured in a car accident.
  • 1976
    Age 20
    Jones became well known among fans for his "hanky on the head", and his perm. When the Sex Pistols were interviewed by Bill Grundy on the Today show on 1 December 1976, Jones openly swore at Grundy after being goaded to do so, causing much controversy and elevating the band's profile.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1975
    Age 19
    In 1975, Jones went on to co-found Sex Pistols with Paul Cook, Glen Matlock, and later, John Lydon.
    More Details Hide Details Jones is a self-taught guitar player, primarily playing Gibson Les Paul electric guitars in his early years. He had allegedly only been playing for three months before his first Sex Pistols gig, and has said that practising under the influence of black beauties helped him focus well on learning the instrument. His usual guitar was a cream coloured Gibson Les Paul Custom which Malcolm McLaren had acquired from Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls. According to Filth and the Fury, he had also stolen equipment from a truck parked behind the Hammersmith Odeon where David Bowie was playing, when he and his fellow Sex Pistols members posed as road crew members, stealing amplifiers and other equipment. Bill Price, the engineer on Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, called Jones one of the tightest guitar players he has ever worked with; this is due to his "chuggy" playing in the studio as Price had described it with very little sustain and echo, which required overdubs to hide.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on September 3, 1955.
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