The legendary Sex Pistols guitarist revealed a few years ago that he was sexually abused by his step dad in an isolated incident as a child. The effects of the childhood trauma had an impact on his adult life. The sexual abuse that Steve Jones faced as a child at the hands of his step father was felt throughout the rock star's later life. Now 65 years old, the Sex Pistols musician struggled to form relationships in his adult life and descended down the route of sex addiction alongside his rock and roll lifestyle. Steve's spiral into the murky world of sex addiction is linked to an isolated incident he experienced when he was ten years old. The musician spent the first few years of his life growing up with his mum and grandparents in London before his step dad came onto the scene when he was six. At just ten years old, Steve was sexually abused by his step dad in one event that left an imprint on his later life. A few years ago, Steve penned a tell-all memoir called Lonely Boy where he spoke about engaging in sexual acts with men and women as a teenager. Steve added: "It wasn't the end of the world.
All of which is confessed in absolute unflinching detail, with a nod and a wink and a pinch of Cockney slang, in Lonely Boy published by Da Capo , his painfully honest, just-published must-read memoir, co-written with Ben Thompson. Recently we got Mr. We really get into it below. Noisey: Let's start at the beginning and work our way up to the present. In your pre-Sex Pistols days you were a very prolific and precocious thief. In addition to robbing a lot of unfamous people you also stole Keith Richards' coat, Bryan Ferry's gold record, the entire backline of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars in the middle of their infamous two-night farewell concert at the Hammersmith-Odeon in You refer to your ability to operate largely undetected in the shadows as "The Cloak. Were you really that gifted a criminal? Or were the police so incompetent and security measures so insufficient back in those days?
Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones right reflects on his life, as he releases his memoir, 'Lonely Boy. The guitarist has been considering his journey from handkerchief-headed Sex Pistol to grumpy old man a lot lately, as he worked on his recently released memoir, Lonely Boy. He details a rough childhood, including being molested by his stepfather, and how that led to kleptomania, sex addiction and substance abuse. He recalls the highs and lows of touring with Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious, and explains how he and drummer Paul Cook picked themselves up again to form the power-pop-leaning post-punk group the Professionals. It just looks stupid. You had a rough childhood.
When autocomplete results are available use up and down arrows to review and enter to select. Touch device users, explore by touch or with swipe gestures. Log in. Sign up. Steve jones. Steve Jones from The Sex Pistols. Such an underrated musician.