­     With their iconic debut album “Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols, ” the Sex Pistols forever changed the face of rock and roll.  In fact, the band was responsible for the entire punk movement, a revolution in not only music but fashion and attitude as well.  With outlandish behavior that wreaked havoc on the Pistols’ tour and caused them to be banned in cities throughout the United States, the Pistols crashed and burned just as fast as they rocketed to the top. With internal strife amongst the band members and problems with drugs, the band was over just as soon as they got started, creating legends out of frontman Johnny Rotten and the late Sid Vicious.  Perhaps lesser known but certainly not less important is founding member and guitarist Steve Jones, without whom the Sex Pistols would never have happened.  Steve tells his incredible story in his new book “Lonely Boy-Tales From a Sex Pistol.” BackstageAxxess had the privilege of talking to the iconic punk figure and finding out the inside story on his latest venture.  Please join us for a conversation with the one and only Steve Jones.

 

We would like to thank Lissa Warren from Da Capo Press for setting up the interview with Steve. For more information on where to purchase “Lonely Boy-Tales From a Sex Pistol,” please go to: Book Purchase.

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.