Early life[ edit ] 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 then moved to Benbow Road in Shepherd's Bush. He was an only child and his father, Don Jarvis, an amateur boxer, left when he was two years old.
He revealed in his autobiography Lonely Boy that he was sexually abused by his stepfather, which he blamed for his later sex addiction and inability to form lasting relationships. Jones has also said that the Sex Pistols saved him from a life of crime. The Strand were a precursor to the Sex Pistols, and it's where Jones first learned to play guitar.
After dropping Wally Nightingale in the mid s, the band was known as The Swankers. Jones is a self-taught guitar player, primarily playing Gibson Les Paul electric guitars in his early years.
He had allegedly only been playing for three months before his first Sex Pistols gig, and has said that practising under the influence of black beauties helped him focus well on learning the instrument. According to Filth and the Fury, he had also stolen equipment from a truck parked behind the Hammersmith Odeon where David Bowie was playing, when he and his fellow Sex Pistols members posed as road crew members, stealing amplifiers and other equipment. Bill Price , the engineer on Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols , called Jones one of the tightest guitar players he has ever worked with; this is due to his "chuggy" playing in the studio as Price had described it with very little sustain and echo, which required overdubs to hide.
Legends of Rock Sex Pistols video. Jones became well known among fans for his "hanky on the head", and his perm. When the Sex Pistols were interviewed by Bill Grundy on the Today show on 1 December , Jones openly swore at Grundy after being goaded to do so, causing much controversy and elevating the band's profile. They released a self-titled album in Siouxsie and the Banshees thought for a while to engage Jones after the departure of two of their original members.
Rehearsals took place in early , and Jones recorded the guitars parts on three songs of the album Kaleidoscope. The experience did not go further than a simple recording session. His song " Mercy ", from the album of the same name, was used in a Miami Vice episode called "Stone's War" and was featured on the Miami Vice II soundtrack album and in the film Homeboy In , he released his second solo album, titled Fire and Gasoline, which featured Jones on guitar and vocals, Terry Nails on bass, and drummer Mickey Curry.
Jones was a guest star in an episode of the television sitcom Roseanne. In , Jones played guitar on the self-titled and only album released by the band P , who featured Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers and actor Johnny Depp. Jones produced the self-titled debut albums of the Los Angeles-based Buckcherry and American Pearl , released in and Jones played lead guitar on two tracks.
Due to popular demand, two further gigs were announced on 9 November and 10 November. This demand led to two further gigs being announced, making five in total. C on 18 November completed the tour. In , he played guitar on four songs on David Byrne's album he has done with Brian Eno, Everything that happens will happen today.
Jones has recently played with Hollywood United F. After an appearance as the guest on Russell Brand 's FX television program Brand X with Russell Brand in , Jones has assumed the duties of the house band on that program.
He performs solo on the electric guitar. In and , Jones appeared as recurring character "Krull" during the sixth and seventh seasons of Showtime television series Californication , playing the road manager of Tim Minchin 's character Atticus Fetch.
At around he went back to using Gibsons, but has still been seen playing his Burny. Jones mixed an eclectic playlist with rambling and often humorous interviews of guests from the entertainment industry.
He kept an acoustic guitar in the studio and frequently performed stream of consciousness songs about the current topic of discussion. In December , the show was revived ran via internet radio on IAmRogue. Jonesy's Jukebox returned to the radio in late on Fridays from noon to 2pm on Starting January 1, the show expanded to five days a week, Monday thru Friday, in the same time slot.