Steve Jones, the guitarist for legendary punk band the Sex Pistols and longtime Los Angeles radio DJ, will be telling his life story in a memoir coming out next year, Rolling Stone reports.
Jones is collaborating with music journalist Ben Thompson on the autobiography, titled "Lonely Boy" after a Sex Pistols song from the album "The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle."
Da Capo, who will publish the book in the U.S., says the book is a "modern Dickensian tale." Jones grew up in west London with an abusive stepfather and had numerous run-ins with the law before forming the band the Strand in 1972.
The Strand later morphed into the Sex Pistols, adding singer John Lydon (popularly known as Johnny Rotten) in 1975. The Sex Pistols released only one studio album, "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols," in 1977, before breaking up.
"Lonely Boy" won't be the first memoir from a member of the Sex Pistols. Lydon has written two memoirs about his life, the 1994 book "Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs" and "Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored," which was released last year.
In 1991, Glen Matlock, the band's original bassist, published "I Was a Teenage Sex Pistol," recounting his short tenure with the band.
The band's replacement for Matlock, the notorious Sid Vicious, never had a chance to write his memoirs. He was 21 and just out of jail when he died of a drug overdose in 1979.
Jones' memoir "Lonely Boy" is scheduled for publication in the U.S. on Jan. 10, 2017, almost 40 years after "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols" hit record store shelves.