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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.
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!
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.
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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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!
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.
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.
Thank you Jonesy
I’ve missed you, it’s wonderful to have you back. Keep it Rockin’ ♥️