Thank you for registering! Click the link to confirm your email address. Please check your spam folder for the email, if it does not arrive, click this link Coming from a difficult home life, and uninterested in school, Steve Jones found himself drifting into petty crime as a teenager. While bunking off school in he decided to form a band with friends Paul Cook and Wally Nightingale.
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.
Sex Pistols icon Steve Jones' battle with sex addiction after being abused as child
Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there are those who will argue until the end of time that the Sex Pistols invented punk rock. Having said that, there is little doubt that it was the Sex Pistols who dragged punk rock kicking and screaming into the public consciousness, with their appearance on the Today show, on December 1, , lighting a fuse that saw the genre explode across the world. Cue national headlines. The filth and the fury! Granted, the Sex Pistols would have been nothing without the snarling vitriol of frontman Johnny Rotten named by Steve on account of his poor dental hygiene , the powerhouse drumming of Paul Cook, or the songwriting skills of bassist Glen Matlock, but imagine the classic Never Mind The Bollocks also named by Steve with another guitarist, any other guitarist, and it would be, well, bollocks.
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.