Jonesy's Jukebox

By Steve Jones

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Subscribe to Jonesy's Jukebox podcast so you get it each Monday! The infamous radio program is now a weekly podcast hosted by Sex Pistol Steve Jones. Tea leaf, window cleaner, and author of the autobiography "Loney Boy," adapted for television by filmmaker Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) in the 6-part limited series "Pistol" released worldwide May 31, 2022.

Episode Date
Jerry Lee Lewis "I said I didn't want to get into that!"

As promised, here is the full interview Steve Jones did with the legendary rock n roller Jerry Lee Lewis, who passed away last week at the age of 87. The episode is from an appearance Lewis made September 6, 2006, at Indie 103.1, in support of his album Last Man Standing.

Record promotion executive Michael Plen had arranged to deliver a piano to the studio, and Lewis was set to perform live on the show. Things went downhill from the moment he entered the radio studio. As soon as he saw the piano, Lewis snarled, “What’s that thing doing here? I ain’t playing no goddamn piano!”

Despite the tension, the rapport between the two musical rebels was going great until Jonesy brought up the problems Lewis had on his trip to London in 1958.  The Killer’s demeanor shifted dramatically because Jonesy was referring to the notorious UK tour that began with a career-crushing press conference at London’s Heathrow airport.  Myra Gale Brown, the 13-year-old girl accompanying Lewis, told a reporter she was Lewis’s new wife. It was later revealed that Myra was also Lewis’ cousin. After that, the tension in the radio studio was as thick as pea soup. In a rare moment, Jonesy was lost for words. Not to waste a good piano, you’ll hear Jonesy doing some great Jerry Lee-style boogie on the keys at the beginning and end of the show. Enjoy this memorable episode, and if you haven't yet, subscribe to Jonesy's Jukebox. It's free!

Nov 01, 2022
Jesse Jo Stark

Steve Jones has known musical artist Jesse Jo Stark since before she was even born! Now Jesse visits Jonesy for a hang just after performing at Lollapalooza, and in advance of the release of her new album, "Doomed." You'll hear a couple of the new tracks.

Having developed her talents in fashion design as a member of the Chrome Hearts founding family, Jesse Jo has also launched her own successful line of merchandise under the Deadly Doll moniker.

The conversation runs the gamut from Lana Del Rey and Bella Hadid, to The Who and artist Greg Hilderbrant. We even get a surprise facetimel with her beau, Yungblud.

Steve and Jesse Jo know each other well, and the podcast captures their friendship with warmth, familiarity and humor.

Aug 15, 2022
Brian Wilson "One of the Prime Movers"

Brian Wilson visited Jonesy's Jukebox a few days before the release of his album "Smile" on September 24, 2004. This was an important time for Wilson, who re-emerged onto the world stage after completing the project that he had shelved in 1967.

In the newly recorded introduction of this podcast, Jonesy recommends the recent documentary "Long Promised Road" which gives great insight into the genius of the Beach Boys' primary songwriter. Enjoy Steve Jones' candid conversation with one of the most revered musicians of modern times.

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Aug 01, 2022
Buzzcocks-Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle

There’s a lot of shared history between the Sex Pistols and Buzzcocks, and this episode captures the day Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle dropped by for a colorful visit with Steve Jones on November 15, 2004. You’ll catch their stories of Manchester, Joy Division, the Clash and some shocking never before told road stories. You may even hear Keith Morris of the Circle Jerks and Black Flag in the background, chiming in. By request, here’s another one for the ages, enjoy this episode of Jonesy’s Jukebox. Hit the subscribe button on your favorite platform to get updates on each new episode. Fanx for listening!

Jul 25, 2022
Sir Cliff Richard!

On recent podcasts, you've heard Jonesy going on about the long-lost show with Sir Cliff Richard. Due to your urging, we have dug through the vaults and it has been found! From the Jonesy's Jukebox archive, we present to you another of the Queen's Knights. Steve Jones and Sir Cliff perform a few of his most famous hit songs, with help on guitar by esteemed actor Naveen Andrews (Lost, The Dropout). Jonesy has called this one of his favorite Jukebox shows ever. Enjoy.

Jul 18, 2022
Siouxsie Sioux & The New York Dolls - "We can't say copulate?"

A lot of folks are asking to hear some original Jonesy's Jukebox shows from Indie 103.1 days, and here is a special one for you. This is the day Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie (from the Banshees) came in for the first part of the show, and overlapped with The New York Dolls in the second part! It happened on January 10, 2004, at a time when both artists were passing through town on tours. You know they covered some juicy tidbits from the early days. Enjoy this previously unreleased episode capturing the convergence of these dynamic performers: Siouxsie Sioux, Budgie, David Johansen, Sylvain Sylvain, and of course Steve Jones.

Jul 11, 2022
Sir Richard Branson - "It was certainly an exciting ride"

Before becoming a Knight, an airline billionaire, or a galactic spaceman, Richard Branson founded Virgin Records. He made a boatload of money off Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells record and sank some of the profits into signing the Sex Pistols after they got tossed from EMI and A&M. Hear the story directly from the mouth of Sir Richard Branson (not Branston, like the pickle) originally broadcast October 17, 2005. He even credits the Sex Pistols for everything he did after! "I suspect we wouldn't have things like Virgin Atlantic, I mean, the Sex Pistols really propelled Virgin into, putting us on the map." So, where's the money?

Because you've asked for it, we'll be publishing some special episodes like this from our vaults. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform, and get a different episode of Jonesy's Jukebox each Monday.

Jul 04, 2022
Glen Matlock pt. 2 "I Didn't Have Any Pubes"

In this second part of Jonesy's chinwag with Glen Matlock, they get into some very intimate and personal details. Glen even spills the beans on some new Faces intrigue. This one is a must-listen. If you haven't already, subscribe to Jonesy's Jukebox on your favorite podcast platform to get an episode each Monday. And fanx for listening!


Jun 27, 2022
Glen Matlock pt. 1 "Just Two Old Sex Pistols 'avin a Laf"

Part 1: Glen Matlock stops by Jonesy's gaff for what turns out to be a very candid and honest conversation about life before, during and after the Sex Pistols. It's the first time the two have seen each other since their last tour in 2008. What we get is a fresh perspective and new details never before made public. Enjoy this first of a two-part series.

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Jun 20, 2022
Director Danny Boyle, and Writer/Creator Craig Pearce

Steve Jones talks with Pistol director and executive producer Danny Boyle, the Academy Award-winning director of Slumdog  Millionaire, and mastermind of the groundbreaking film Trainspotting. Also joining Steve is Pistol screenwriter and creator Craig Pearce, screenwriter of the films Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby, Strictly Ballroom, and the soon-to-be-released film Elvis. Get a behind the scenes look at how the Pistol series came together. 

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Jun 13, 2022
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Talulah Riley, Sydney Chandler, and Craig Pearce

On this episode, Steve Jones welcomes "Pistol" cast members Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Malcolm McLaren), Talulah Riley (Vivienne Westwood), and Sydney Chandler (Chrissie Hynde), each of whom put in award-worthy performances. They are joined by the show's creator and writer Craig Pearce, who is also the writer of the soon-to-be-released film "Elvis." The podcast was recorded at Chrome Hearts Greenwich Village flagship location in New York City.

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Jun 06, 2022
Pistol cast members Anson Boon, Louis Partridge, Jacob Slater, and the real Paul Cook!
This is the first of the new Jonesy's Jukebox podcast episodes captured in New York City while the Pistol cast members gathered to help launch the 6-part series. This week Steve Jones sits with "bandmates" Anson Boon (Johnny Rotten), Louis Partridge (Sid Vicious), Jacob Slater (Paul Cook), and the real Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook! Enjoy this inside view of the story, from the actors who inhabited the characters and from the guys who lived it.  
May 30, 2022
Johnny Rotten - "One Sex Pistol to Another"
Here's one for the history books. John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten on Jonesy's Jukebox. He's in happy spirits and the two have a good laugh and share great memories.

As Jonesy explains in the introduction, this appearance took place days before the Sex Pistols were to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Rotten infamously faxed a hand-written letter to Rolling Stone Magazine saying the Sex Pistols were not coming. Listen and enjoy this special get-together between Steve and John.

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May 23, 2022
Chrissie Hynde - "So when we, um, had sex...""
Chrissie Hynde and Steve Jones have a history, and you'll hear about it in sordid detail right from the start. Nothing is held back in this conversation between the two music legends who became acquainted as teens when they were both hanging out at the infamous Kings Road clothing boutique, run by impresario Malcolm McLaren. 

You see much of that history captured in "Pistol," the 6-part TV series directed by Danny Boyle. Chrissie is portrayed in the series by Sydney Chandler.

Steve and Chrissie are joined later in the episode by actress Roseanne Arquette, who plays matchmaker of sorts and convinces Jonesy to get onstage at the Pretenders concert later that night.

This episode is loaded with juicy stories and includes some live in-studio performances by Chrissie and Steve. Enjoy!



May 16, 2022
Tony Wilson interviews Jonesy - "So It Goes"

Jonesy is back with another special episode in advance of the May 31 release of the limited series Pistol. Jonesy talks about the time Tony Wilson interviewed him on Jonesy’s Jukebox.

Wilson was made famous as the subject of the film 24 Hour Party People. Before that, he became etched in British music history as the TV presenter who gave the Sex Pistols their first exposure on television in Manchester. Wilson went on to co-found Factory Records with artists such as Joy Division, New Order, and Happy Mondays and was the founder and manager of the legendary Manchester nightclub the Hacienda. You’ll hear Tony Wilson describe witnessing the Sex Pistols' now-mythical first Lesser Free Trade Hall show, as later depicted in the film Control. As a journalist, Wilson came to interview Jonesy on his own show May 4, 2005. This episode took place two days before the last-minute appearance by Malcolm McLaren from last week's podcast.

Enjoy the entire discussion, share it with your mates and be sure to subscribe to Jonesy’s Jukebox to get the latest episode on Mondays. Fanx for listenin!

May 09, 2022
Malcolm McLaren - "Where's the Money?"

Here's the first episode of the new Jonesy’s Jukebox podcast. To start off and to get geared up for the premiere of the tv show "Pistol,” based on Steve Jones’ autobiography “Lonely Boy,” Jonesy is presenting some of the characters important in Sex Pistols history. One of the most consequential is founding manager Malcolm McLaren, strikingly portrayed in the series by actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster. In this podcast, you’ll hear the real McLaren.

Steve Jones hadn’t seen Malcolm McLaren since he ran off with the filthy lucre in the days of the Great Rock n Roll Swindle. In this episode, Jonesy revisits the old-school Indie 103.1 radio encounter in 2005 when the Embezzler and the Thief saw each other for the first time in over 25 years. But Jonesy will explain it, so just listen! There have been some bits and bobs out there on the web but for the first time since it aired live, here is the entire interview with the notorious raconteur Malcolm McLaren.

*Bonus- Jonesy's whistles for a winner. Can you name the song?

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May 02, 2022
The Swindle Continues

I'm coming!

Apr 26, 2022