Steve Jones

Steve Jones - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Steve Jones is a well-known British guitarist. Moreover, Steve Jones is best known as a member of the rock band Sex Pistols.

Early Life

Stephen Philip Jones best known as Steve Jones was born on the 3rd of September 1955, in Shepherd’s Bush, London, England. According to his date of birth, he is 67 years old and holds American-British nationality.

He has a zodiac sign of Virgo and belongs to the White-American ethnicity. Jones is the son of Don Jarvis (father) and Mary Jones (mother). He was raised by his young mother, a hairdresser, and his grandparents.

Moreover, he initially went to Shepherd’s Bush’s Benbow Road, then to Battersea’s Nine Elms. He was an only child, and his father, professional boxer Don Jarvis, left him when he was two years old.

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Caption: Steve Jones’s childhood photo (Source: The Mirror)

In his 2016 autobiography Lonely Boy, he disclosed that his stepfather, Ron Dambagella, sexually abused him as a child, which he blamed for his later sex addiction and inability to establish long-term relationships.

He admitted to being functionally illiterate until he was in his forties. Moreover, h He was the subject of a council-care order and spent a year in a remand center, which he regarded as more enjoyable than living at home. According to Jones, the Sex Pistols saved him from a life of crime.


Regarding his academic career, he went to Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Bebington, England. Later, he enrolled at The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, and completed his graduation.

Steve Jones – Net Worth 2023

Being a popular guitarist and actor, he has collected a huge sum of money in his career. Moreover, his net worth estimates at around $12.5 million as of 2022. However, he has not yet shared his earnings and salary in public at the moment.

Professional Career

Regarding his professional career, Steve Jones co-founded the group called the Strand. Wally Nightingale and Paul Cook are among the members of the group. He developed his guitar skills while playing with the band.

They dropped Nightingale in the mid-1970s. They later renamed the band The Swankers. In 1975, Jones co-founded The Sex Pistols with Paul Cook and Glen Matlock. Eventually, John Lydon joined them later.

Despite only releasing a single album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, the Sex Pistols went on to become one of the most influential rock and roll bands of the 20th century.

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Caption: The rock band Sex Pistols performing their concert (Source: Rolling Stone)

The Sex Pistols inspired bands like The Clash, Nirvana, and The Pretenders, among many others, and encouraged a generation to pick up an instrument and create and perform their music.

Split of the Sex Pistols band

Jones is a self-taught guitarist who grew up primarily playing Gibson Les Paul electric guitars. Bill Price, the engineer on Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols, has described Jones as one of the tightest guitarists he had ever worked with, suggesting that his chord and note timing was precise and faultless.

After the Sex Pistols split in 1978, he and drummer Paul Cook formed The Professionals, a hard rock band. They recorded one album before dissolving in 1981 due to a terrible car accident while on tour in the United States.

I Didn’t See It Coming, the title of The Professionals’ debut album, was ironic. From 1982 through 1985, he was a member of Chequered Past (led by Michael Des Barres).

In 1984, they released a self-titled album. In the 1980s and early 1990s, he worked with Thin Lizzy, Joan Jett, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop, Cyco Miko, Andy Taylor, and the Neurotic Outsiders, and had a solo career.

His song “Mercy” was featured on the Miami Vice II soundtrack album and was used in the Miami Vice episode “Stone’s War.” He took part in the Sex Pistol reunion performances and now lives in Los Angeles, California.

Since then, he is done some studio work, including playing guitar on the Insane Clown Posse’s 1997 rap-metal album The Great Milenko. In addition, he played electric guitar on the single Idiot from Lisa Marie Presley’s 2005 album, Now What.

Radio Hosts and television appearances

In February 2004, he began presenting Jonesy’s Jukebox on Indie 103.1 FM in Los Angeles, which broadcasts live Monday to Friday from noon to 2 p.m. The program’s concept is that the self-described “Sire of Wilshire” can do whatever he wants (within FCC rules) with no interference from station management. He appeared as a cameo in Portlandia’s second-season finale, “Brunch Village” which aired on March 9, 2012.

Moreover, he appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in May 2012, portraying himself as Prince Charles’ (played by Craig Ferguson) roommate, as well as playing guitar on a cover of Ninian Hawick’s “Scottish Rite Temple Stomp” as a cold start to a week of programs recorded in Scotland.

Later, in December 2014, he performed on Ferguson’s final show, playing guitar during a version of Dead Man Fall’s “Bang Your Drum.” He starred as the recurring character “Krull” in the sixth and seventh seasons of the Showtime television series Californication in 2013 and 2014, portraying the road manager of Tim Minchin’s character Atticus Fetch.

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship, Steve Jones is single and unmarried. Moreover, this guitarist has never been married and he has never been linked with women in his career.

His life did not go well after the Pistols split because he became heavily involved in drug usage. He became addicted to heroin about this time. He was able to quit drugs and alcohol with the support of a 12-step program around 1990. Jones eats only veggies and he underwent surgery in 2019 after suffering a heart attack.

Body Measurements

The English guitarist stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 65 kg. Moreover, he has dark brown hair with blue eyes color and there is no other information related to his other body stats.

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Caption: Steve Jones posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Steve Jones – Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are 114k followers. Likewise, there are more than 35.6k followers on Twitter and more than 2.6k followers on Facebook.