SEX Pistols guitarist Steve Jones has revealed the devastating impact being sexually abused as a child has had on his life. The year-old was molested by his step-father when he was just ten, and the rocker believes it turned him into a sex addict as an adult and left him unable to maintain a loving relationship. Steve is set to release an autobiography - Lonely Boy - where he reveals all about his murky sexual past which included romps with both men and women.
In contrast, his bandmates seemed to always "be on. You write in the book also about hopping on stage with The Clash and playing with them on occasion. From your perspective, what made that enjoyable?
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The punk star claims psychological damage from the abuse contributed to him developing a sexual addiction later in life. But now he can see how it played a part in making him a sex addict. And even today, at 61, he feels unable to maintain lasting loving relationships.
Recently we got Mr. We really get into it below. In your pre-Sex Pistols days you were a very prolific and precocious thief.
In what some describe as punk mythology, early Sex Pistols concerts hold an appeal that tends towards the legendary. Some accounts of those first concerts are demonstrably true; others are not. It is said of the True Cross that if you gathered all the purported pieces of it together, you would have enough wood to make a forest.
Jones was born in Shepherd's Bush London, where he grew up with his young mother, who worked as a hairdresser, and his grandparents. He was an only child and his father, Don Jarvis, a professional boxer, left when he was two years old. He revealed in his autobiography Lonely Boy that he was sexually abused by his stepfather, Ron Dambagella, which he blamed for his later sex addiction and inability to form lasting relationships.
Cunt, it seems, is a term of endearment for Jones, as it has long been for a certain kind of earthy British male. In this jaunty world, Jones casts himself as a nearly illiterate, ADHD-afflicted Peeping Tom, as well as a kleptomaniac, drunk, and sex addict. Ribald stories lurch across every page, making Lonely Boy a must-read.
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.