I was never a huge Sex Pistols music fan. That said, as a fan of punk music and lifestyle, I was very aware of, and always a bit curious to know more about them.
I coincidentally became a big Steve Jones fan when visiting Los Angeles and stumbled onto “Jonesy’s Jukebox” radio show when the now shuttered Indie 101 was still on the LA airwaves (he’s now on KLOS 95.5 and online HERE).
Steve’s knowledge of music should be a foregone conclusion but I found his understated British celebrity but still-a-punk-at-heart humor to be a unique combo and highly infectious.
Thus, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on “Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol” as soon as I heard about it. I was not disappointed.
Everyday I’d look forward to my allocated reading time so I could catch up on Steve’s storytelling. At times sad, but most of the time funny and always brutally honest, Steve doesn’t hold back and let’s readers in on the most intimate parts of his childhood and his often painful, journey through adulthood (both in and out of several bands), with real, raw emotion.
Fans of the Sex Pistols will love this book of course, but if you are not a fan, trust me, don’t let that stop you. The subject is fascinating regardless of your musical tastes. This book was hard to put down. I highly recommend it to anyone in need of a good read.