Compiled by Phil Singleton 'Philjens'

2008 - 2015 NEWS

28th July


To coincide with the release of "The Complete Professionals" (a 3CD set being released by Universal in October) original members Paul Cook, Ray McVeigh and Paul Myers are teaming up with Tom Spencer, for an intimate night at the 100 Club, celebrating the music of the band.

For Cook, McVeigh & Myers this will be the first time in over 30 years since they were last on stage together!

Special guests for the evening will be the brilliant Ed Tudor Pole.

Paul Cook, Paul Myers, & Ray McVeigh are currently in rehearsal
No Jonesy this time, but his space is filled
by "the magnificent" Tom Spencer
By all accounts the band are sounding great
Stay tuned for more Professionals news, including gigs

The Professionals now have an
official twitter
& Facebook

25th June
Steve Jones picture/feature in Mirror newspaper (UK).

24th June
The Professionals now have an official twitter & Facebook.

31st January 15



Out Now!!

5th October 14

Vic Godard & Subway Sect: 1979 NOW!
New album reviewed

Featuring Paul Cook on drums & fellow Professional Paul Myers on bass

Released tomorrow!

Vic Godard & Subway Sect:
1979 NOW!
New album

Featuring Paul Cook on drums & fellow Professional Paul Myers on bass

Released October 6 2014

14th June 2014
The ultimate Professionals release is coming...

"Steve Jones talks about acting, Sex Pistols, and life's miscellanea."


6th October 2013
Manraze, the Sex Pistols, Def Leppard, and Girl supergroup, have announced that they will be releasing a new EP, entitled "I Surrender," on November 12th.
The group, which features Paul Cook, Def Leppard's Phil Collen, and Girl's Simon Laffy,are giving fans an advanced listen to the three-song EP's title track here.
(Note: You need to log-in to Soundcloud).

20th August
Steve and Johnny Depp Pictured at The 9th Johnny Ramone Tribute.
Steve and Burlesque Star Dita Von Teese Pictured at The 9th Johnny Ramone Tribute.

18th August
Steve to appear at the 9th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute tonight.

19th May
Steve appeared on Saturday Night Live last night. "Saturday Night Live season finale was notable for its final appearances by a number of soon-to-be-former castmembers, including, in all likelihood, Fred Armisen, who reprised his Ian Rubbish punk character with a live band that included Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, “Portlandia” co-star and former Sleater-Kinney member Carrie Brownstein, and husband-and-wife duo Aimee Mann and Michael Penn."

8th May

The Lightning Raiders:
Psychedelic Musik / Views

Cook 'N' Jones lost gem now on CD.

Steve & Paul provided the musical backbone on "Psychedelic Musik" and it's
B-side "Views", a single by The Lightning Raiders, released May 1980.

Both tracks available on Sweet Revenge, a compilation of The Lightning Raiders recordings.

29th March
Nite Cort Video Interview: Cort Mccown with Steve

22nd March
Paul pictured at the VIP preview of the David Bowie Exhibition at the V&A, London.

20th March
This evening Paul is at the VIP preview of the David Bowie Exhibition at the V&A, London.

13th March

Steve Jones: Suffragette City

The soundtrack for Californication Season 6 which kicks off with Steve Jones' performance of Bowie's Suffragette City, is available in the UK at a reasonable price from Amazon!
[thanks Eliot Wien]

23rd February
Final selling price for Steve's blue Filthy Lucre guitar. $19,102.80 U.S. Dollars.

3rd February
Steve Jones 1996 Filthy Lucre guitar for sale.
Plus Video Feature.

28th January
Professionals - I Didn't See It Coming Japanese Promo LP

15th January
New on YouTube: "Australian music guru Ian "Molly" Meldrum interviews Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones who's slightly inebriated and shirty, and a rather sober and mild mannered Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. This is the first interview by any of the Sex Pistols on or for Australian television." 15th November 1977. [thanks Herve Labyre, Bobe Copeland, Barry McKay]
The audio from the interview featured on the side 2 of the St Alban's Bash bootleg LP, titled Carry On Sex Pistols Volume 2.

7th January 2013
Steve performs Bowie's Suffragette City on Music From The Showtime Series Californication Season 6, released on 15th January in the US (eOne Music).

12th December
Steve guests!

10th November
Steve Jones on Adam Carolla Show.

3rd October
Paul is interviewed in the latest issue of Rhythm magazine.

26th September
"Sex Pistols Guitarist Says Modern Bands Are Too Tame."
"Sex Pistols Guitarist Keen On Arctic Monkeys Collaboration."

17th September
The Sun today: Steve Jones: "It's just a straight-up rock ‘n’ roll album - we had no agenda... It was just 12 songs of us just doing what we knew best. We had no idea how significant it would become. We had a laugh when we were recording it. A lot of people get us confused with being very serious. We took the p*** a lot as well. " Read more....

7th September
Steve kicks off Sky Sports' Take Five; famous names pick their all-time dream five-a-side team.

29th August
Steve has a new one hour interview on the Nerdist podcast which is available for free on iTunes and Steve talks about the Pistols, Jonesy's Jukebox, and more. [thanks Jason Murray

19th August
New issue of Vive Le Rock has a 6 page interview feature on Steve.

16th August
Paul Cook & Glen Matlock were at last night's UK premiere of The Rise & Fall of The Clash at The Portobello Pop Up Cinema in London. The film covers the group's fall post-Mick Jones.

13th August
Steve will be signing copies of Commando, the new book about Johnny Ramone, at the 8th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute on 19th August at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Steve at pre-show taping of Californication at Greek Theater 2nd August

24th July
The Greedies - A Merry Jingle: jukebox edition.

23rd July
group from the early 1990's Fantasy 7, are celebrated with a new site put together by the band's sound tech, Martin Straede. Soon to feature the band's music. [thanks German Perez]

20th July
Happy birthday Paul Cook.

10th July
The Professionals - Rare poster from Astor Park, Seattle, April 1982.

21st June
Punk Britannia: Steve Jones. BBC Radio 6 Music. Monday 25th June 7PM. Steve takes over the airways for 2 hours. [thanks Marc Smith]

19th May
Kick Down The Doors takes a look at The Professionals Ltd Edition CD, released in 1990.

16th May
Watch Steve in guitar action with Craig Ferguson on the Late Late Show kicking off Scotland week. The Tardis also makes an appearance!

1st April
Exclusive! Paul Cook and Paul Myers pictured live with Subway Sect in Edinburgh. [thanks Robert Copeland]

24th March

Vic Godard & Subway Sect
featuring Paul Cook & Paul Myers
live at The Verge, Hyde
Exclusive review & picture feature

16th March
Steve Jones features in the Arctic Monkeys new video R U Mine?, introducing the song. [thanks Stu Craig]

11th March
"Portlandia’s sketch-comedy celebration of America’s weird and wonderful wraps its second season with an all-star episode featuring Tim Robbins, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols.... " Catch a glimpse of Steve in this trailer.

4th March
Exclusive! Paul Cook and fellow Professional Paul Myers pictured live with Subway Sect in York. [thanks Claude Reed]

5th February 2012
Vic Godard & Subway Sect hit the road in the UK, with Paul Cook on drums and fellow Professional Paul Myers on bass.
Catch them live at: Friday 24th Feb, York, Stereo Club / Saturday 10th March, London, Venue 229 /
Thursday 22nd March, Hyde, The Verge / Friday 23rd March, Glasgow, Accies /
Saturday 24th March, Edinburgh, Voodoo Rooms / Sunday 25th March, Dundee, Beat Generator Live.
The show in Hyde will be preceeded by a recording for the Marc Riley Radio Show BBC6, in Manchester.

[thanks Paul Myers for info]

29th December
Manraze have released a free download of Over My Dead Body, the first single from the album PUNKFUNKROOTSROCK. The download is available on Soundcloud, as well as a streaming version of their cover of Jimi Hendrix's Fire. Originally released as a limited Holiday download to the Manraze and Def Leppard social media outlets, Over My Dead Body reached the download limit within 10 minutes, and within 24 hours was streamed over 4500 times. Fire hit #1 on the iHeartRadio Rock on Demand Chart, with both tracks set to be released to terrestrial rock radio in the Spring. Manraze also recently completed a video for the track Take on the World, the theme for the film I, Superbiker 2: The Showdown, set to be released theatrically across England in Spring.

3rd November
Exclusive! Paul Cook and fellow Professional Paul Myers pictured live with Subway Sect last weekend. Pictures submitted by Paul Ozzies.

28th August
Paul Cook and Paul Myers (Subway Sect & Professionals) are joining Vic Godard & Subway Sect on 28th October for their gig at Nambucca, 596 Holloway Road, London.

17th July
Man Raze's forthcoming album Punkfunkrootsrock can be pre-ordered on Amazon. Due 15th August (UK), 2nd August (USA).

10th June
Sunset Strip the Movie: Steve Jones talks debauchery on the Sunset Strip.... "I had long hair, I had the Harley Davidson, I was in good shape, and I had a couple of solo albums out. And… now this is pre AIDS, and all the birds looked like strippers, and it was great. You know, I used to park my bike outside the Rainbow on a Friday and Saturday night and literally just sit on the bike, and 10 minutes, there’d be a bird on the back and I’d be off."

Just in from Paul Cook:

Hollie's album is out now!

Order CD (right) or download Hollie Cook

25th May
Man Raze - punkfunkrootsrock (Edel label)
New album released 21st July
Track listing: Over My Dead Body / I C U In Everything / All I Wanna Do / Closer To Me / Lies / Get Action / Edge Of The World / Dreamland / Fire / I, Superbiker / Bittersweet / Dogbite (instrumental).
Further release details: U.S. and Canada 2nd August (Rocket Science Ventures).
Japan 27th July (Nippon/Columbia).
A limited edition version will be available for order in the U.S. on 1st June.

18th May
Paul Cook's wife, Jeni, offers Raw Food Advice For Rockers.

6th May

Man Raze Over My Dead Body

Man Raze - Over My Dead Body

New single - artwork revealed.

Available from 31st May through iTunes.

1st May
Just in from Paul Cook: Please vote for Hollie Cook's single Walking In The Sand. The single has got onto Steve Lamacq’s Rebel Playlist (three tracks that almost made it onto the official 6 Music Playlist). The winning track will get a play on each daytime programme the following week. Vote here - poll closes midnight today:

23rd April
Watch Steve in action at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards 1
/ Video 2 performing Judas Priest's Electric Eye with Loaded.

21st April
Paul Cook's Man Raze
are releasing a new single next month Over My Dead Body. Available from 31st May through iTunes.

14th April
Steve Jones and Corey Taylor to perform with Duff McKagan’s Loaded at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards at Club Nokia, Los Angeles on 20th April. Shown on VH1 Classic on May 28th.

17th March

Just in from Paul Cook. "Check out and download Hollie's fab first ever single release "That Very Night". It's fantastic, you'll love it, endless hours of enjoyment. Album out in June." (Paul's daughter has been receiving great acclaim for her solo performances)
Hollie Cook

10th March
Paul Cook talks about Man Raze to Music Radar: "We want to make another album. We're getting some feedback now from some guys that want to help us out. Because we've done Man Raze totally off our own backs. Hopefully come the summer we'll be making another album."

3rd March
1980 cult film Ladies & Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains, featuring Steve and Paul will be shown at the Glasgow Film Theatre on March 27th as part of the Monorail Film Club.

17th February

16th February 2011. Edwyn Collins live at Shepherds Bush Empire, London.

It's pretty amazing that after suffering a near fatal stroke in 2005, Edwyn Collins has been recording again let alone playing gigs. He shuffles slowly on to the stage with a walking stick as the stroke is still there to see on his right side, and he sits on his amp. The warmth towards Edwyn from the crowd really is a joy to see. Of course we have Paul Cook on drums who is looking fit and lean and getting younger looking too. Nice to see Paul keeping busy outside of Sex Pistols with this band, Man Raze and reforming Chiefs Of Relief last year for that one off special.

In 2009 Edwyn accepted the Legend Award at The Q Awards and also got an Ivor Norvello Award for Songwriting. His album Losing Sleep from last year came out to great reviews across the board. The 75 mins set included Losing Sleep, Make Me Feel Again, then he was joined by Romeo Stodat from The Magic Numbers for It Dawns On Me. Also good were The Wheels Of Love and Home Again. Then Ryan Jarman from The Cribs came on for What Is My Role? and a superb version of his classic from his Orange Juice days Rip It Up. Also good was Do It Again and a brilliant version of his big hit A Girl Like You. Overall a really enjoyable show.

KDTD Review by Ray Morrissey

16th February
Man Raze - I Superbiker. Watch Paul Cook, Phil Collen and Simon Laffy in the new video directed by Mark Sloper who also directed the film I Superbiker. The film is released on 14th March.
Phil Collen talked about the new Man Raze song I Superbiker on Radio Manchester. He also mentioned the next Man Raze LP: "We've pretty much got all the album written."

11th February
Last night Paul Cook appeared on German late night show Harald Schmidt playing drums in Edwyn Collins' band. They played Losing Sleep. The show will be streamed online on the "Harald Schmidt" website and will remain online for one week. Paul is currently on tour with Edwyn Collins. [thanks Andreas Volkert]

27th January
I Superbiker. Listen to the brand new Man Raze song - the title track from the film I Superbiker.

13th January 2011
Paul Cook's Man Raze will release the lead track to the film I, Superbiker in February.

31st December

Steve Jones is slated for a guest appearance tonight with Camp Freddy at The Roxy in LA. Lemmy will also be appearing with the band who for tonight's gig comprise of Matt Sorum, Billy Morrison, Donovan Leitch, Steve Stevens and Chris Wyse.

16th December
Annie Lennox selects The Greedies' A Merry Jingle in her top 10 Christmas songs. The Greedies (on record) comprised of Steve Jones, Paul Cook, Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham, and Brian Downey.

25th November
Steve Jones appears on "Iron Blazeman", written and recorded by Ampage lead singer/bassist and IronmanTriathlete Mark Mason and Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen to help raise money and awareness for the Blazeman Foundation which aims to find a cure for A.L.S. .

23rd November
A Celebration of Matthew Ashman, featuring Adam & The Ants, BowWowWow and Chiefs Of Relief reviewed. View a great set of pictures here [thanks Douglas @ TMFix]

21st November
Paul Cook's Chiefs Of Relief are back in action tonight as part of the Matthew Ashman Celebration at Scala, London. Also appearing are Adam & The Ants and BowWowWow.

9th November
Steve is scheduled to appear on Last Call with Carson Daly tonight:

6th November
Steve interviewed by Jeb Wright ( October 2010
Click Here to listen to the Part 1
Click Here to listen to the Part 2

2nd November
Un-issued Virgin sample album. White label pressing features The Professionals (Kick Down The Doors Remix) and Public Image Limited (Careering 11).

17th October
Paul Cook and fellow Professional Ray McVeigh attended last night's Killing Joke gig at Hammersmith Apollo.

13th October
Steve Jones talks about the return of ‘Jonesy’s Jukebox’ with Kevin & Bean. [thanks Graham]

6th October
Announced today! Steve Jones Returns To LA Radio With Jonesy’s Jukebox. On KROQ from Sunday 10th October, 7PM.

Styrofoam's upcoming LP, Disco Synthesizers & Daily Tranquilizers, features drum contributions from Paul Cook and Devo's Alan Myers. Out on 12th October on Nettwerk.

29th September
Paul Cook
's Man Raze are providing the theme song to the film I, Superbiker. The film follows four riders as they compete in the 2010 British Superbikes Championship. It was directed by Mark Sloper and will be released in Spring 2011. Mark previously directed the Man Raze promo videos Turn It Up (versions 1 and 2) and This Is.

26th September
More memories of The Professionals show at Daze Of Future Past in Leeds, September 1981. Submitted by Simon Mooney. Plus gig set list by Mark HMP 07.

18th September
Vic Godard and Subway Sect – We Come As Aliens is due for release on 11th October. The album features Paul Cook and is well worthy of your attention. Read the Kick Down The Doors advance review.

3rd September
A Celebration of Matthew Ashman (1960-1995). Sunday 21st November. Scala, London
Matthew Ashman was the guitarist in the original Adam & The Ants, BowWowWow and Chiefs Of Relief.
Billy Morrison has been in touch with the following information:
"As a huge fan of Matthew Ashman, I have decided to do this in London in November. Doing 6 Chiefs songs, 6 BowWowWow songs and 6 Ants songs. Original line ups, with a few guests. I'll be playing guitar the whole night and will be joined by others throughout the set. It's on the 15th anniversary of Maff's death - I just felt we needed to celebrate the man and the music. Charity show in aid of Diabetes UK."
Paul Cook
will be appearing with The Chiefs Of Relief.
Tickets on sale September 17th. For more info and full line-ups visit:

Happy birthday Steve.

30th August
Paul Cook came to the rescue on Vic Godard and Subway Sect's new album We Come As Aliens. Drummer Gary Ainge hurt his back after five songs and Paul stepped in to finish the LP. Due out on 11th October on Overground Records. Pre-order We Come As Aliens [thanks Murray]

25th August
"The Sex Pistols Steve Jones talks with Eric Blair at the 6th Johnny Ramone tribute." YouTube.
Steve reveals he was close to joining Iggy and The Stooges last year to replace Ron Asheton, but stepped aside when James Williamson - who played on the band's final album 'Raw Power' - said he'd like to perform on the tour. "I was going to go on the road with Iggy Pop, but James Williamson wanted to do this album, 'Raw Power', so you might as well have him, have the real deal doing it, rather than having me try and fumble my way through."

Paul's Anarchy shirt in Japanese exhibition. See THE LOOK.

15th August
Paul Cook drummed for Edwyn Collins at his 100 Club show this week. Reviewed in today's Guardian.

8th August
The Professionals live at the Daze Of Future Past 1981. Ticket stub and memories from this rare UK performance.

27th June
The Professionals and Siouxsie and the Banshees at the University of Maryland 1981. View the flyer for the show..

5th June
by Steve and Paul's post-Pistols band.

22nd May
The Greedies: Cuttings Feature. Back in 1978 - 79, Steve Jones, Paul Cook, along with Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and friends were The Greedy Bastards aka The Greedies.

For fans of The Professionals, The Business have recorded a commendable cover of the Cook 'n' Jones classic 1-2-3 on their new album Doing The Business. [thanks Glyn Powell]

23rd April
Steve Jones with the Ducati All Stars
 at Munroe Motors - San Francisco, CA. Setlist:  Sympathy For The Devil / Summertime Blues / Pinball Wizard / Rebel Yell / Wish You Were Here / Motor Bikin' (sung by Steve) / Hells Bells / Fire Woman. Encore: Feel Like Making Love / Highway To Hell.
Gil's Photos: 
Gil's Videos: Intro / Sympathy For The Devil

22nd April
"Malcolm McLaren - music's rebel to the last. The architect of punk, Malcolm McLaren, remained a rebel to the last as mourners said farewell today to a soundtrack of Sid Vicious's My Way. Hundreds of people lined the streets of north London in tribute as he was carried by horse-drawn carriage in a spray-painted coffin bearing the words "Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die."
Mourners - including McLaren's former partner Dame Vivienne Westwood, Adam Ant, Bob Geldof, Glen Matlock and Paul Cook - sang along to McLaren's recording of the Max Bygraves song You Need Hands, which had featured in The Great Rock ' N' Roll Swindle film.
Dame Vivienne and McLaren's son Joseph Corre - who created the Agent Provocateur lingerie firm - read out tributes to his father from those who could not attend, including one from Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones. Joking about McLaren's fall-out with the band over royalties, the letter said: "Dear Malcolm, did you take the money with you? Is it in the coffin? Do you mind if I come back tomorrow and dig you up? I always had a soft spot for you. You showed me a lot when I was 17 ... and I owe you a lot for showing me a different side to life." "
Full report in The Independent

20th April
Steve with the Ducati All Stars in Santa Cruz. Set List: Sympathy For The Devil / Summertime Blues / Pinball Wizard / Rebel Yell / Wish You Were Here / Hells Bells / Feel Like Making Love / Fire Woman / Highway To Hell (Encore).
View Gil Warguez's excellent set of pictures.
Plus Gil's videos starting with the band riding from Moto Italiano.

The Ducati All Stars tour is being professionally filmed for a DVD release.

18th April
Site Exclusive! Steve Jones' Never Mind The Bollocks Platinum disc.

16th April
Steve Jones is going on the road on the USA West Coast with the Ducati All Stars, promoting the Italain motorcycle brand. The band have embarked on a week-long ride from Santa Barbara to Seattle, playing free gigs at various towns along the way. Billy Idol's guitarist Steve Stevens and Sugar Ray's leader singer Mark McGrath are also in the line-up. All shows are free and start at 8PM.
Saturday April 17th - Ducati Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA
Sunday April 18th - Moto Italiano - Santa Cruz, CA
Tuesday April 20th - Munroe Motors - San Francisco, CA
Thursday April 22nd - Ducati Eugene - Eugene, OR
Friday April 23rd - Motocorsa - Portland, OR
Saturday April 24th - Ducati Seattle - Seattle, WA

10th April
Steve Jones remembers Malcolm McLaren: "I was upset when I heard the news, as I’ve always had a soft spot for Malcolm. I knew him since I was 17 before the Pistols formed - I used to drive him around in Vivienne Westwood’s car to the tailors in London in the days of the ‘Let It Rock’ clothing store. Malcolm was definitely the Brian Epstein of punk - without him it wouldn’t have happened the way it did. I stayed friends with him throughout the years despite some of our differences. He came on ‘Jonesy’s Jukebox’ a couple of years ago, and that’s a good memory. But my fondest memory of Malcolm, and I loved the guy, was his birthday gift to me when I turned 21 - he got me a hooker and some heroin."

5th April
May issue of UNCUT has two pages of Steve Jones photos. [thanks Keith Ruel]

30th March
Steve Jones' Love Songs For You. "I was talking to my buddy George Drakoulis, who’s a producer, about doing an album of love songs with strings and stuff." "Checking In With Sex Pistols Guitarist Steve Jones"

26th March
San Francisco Cronicle interview.

22nd March
Out today is the soundtrack to the film The Runaways. It includes Don't Abuse Me from Joan Jett's 1980 album Bad Reputation, recorded with Steve and Paul. Also featued is the Sex Pistols' Pretty Vacant.

8th March
Steve put in an appearance with Camp Freddy at the Global Green pre-Academy Awards Party at the Avalon in Hollywood on 3rd March. Steve joined the band for two songs, Pretty Vacant and Thin Lizzy's Jailbreak. YouTube Pretty Vacant

6th March
Ducati All Stars with Steve. Pick of YouTube clips from Tempe, AZ, show:
Pretty Vacant

Baba O'Riley
Suffragette City

4th March
Steve Jones' Ducati All Stars pictured live in Club Red, Tempe, AZ 1st March 2010. Submitted to the site by Shonie.

23rd February
As per Duff McKagan's blog yesterday: "The Ducati All Stars are back and ready to blow the roof off Club Red in Tempe, AZ on March 1st!"

22nd February
Duff McKagan reports today in his Seattle Weekly Reverb blog: "Next week I will be playing a show in Phoenix with Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols. He is probably my all-time favorite guy to play with, and, really, just to hang out and joke around with and get wisdom from. Here is a short list of some of the songs that I have had to learn this week for that show: Zodiac Mindwarp, "Prime Mover"; Sex Pistols, "Pretty Vacant"; Ramones, "Blitzkrieg Bop." [thanks Linzy]

10th February
Paul Cook has been assisting Edwyn Collins with new material for inclusion on his forthcoming solo album, his first since 2005.

6th February
View Steve Jones and The Hellfire Canyon Club as they take to their motorbikes...

28th January
Sham Pistols - Natural Born Killer. God Save The Sex Pistols/Kick Down The Doors review of the new vinyl album - featuring four never before released tracks; unheard for over 30 years.

27th January
Sham Pistols - Natural Born Killer (vinyl LP)
Sham Pistols - Natural Born Killer

Studio Side:
Natural Born Killer
You & Me
(Manor Studios June 79)

Live Side:
Pretty Vacant
White Riot
If The Kids Are United
What Have We Got
(Glasgow Apollo June 79)

4 never before released studio tracks from the band that was destined never to be. So what did we miss? Review coming tomorrow.

24th January
Sundance interview with Steve Jones. He discusses Jonesy's Jukebox, ideas for a solo record, the possibility of further Pistols reunions, and the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.

20th January
Steve Jones performs EMI with The Hotrats on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 18th January [thanks KGuitar]
Note: Supergrass Off-Shoot, The Hot Rats, have their album Turn Ons (Fat Possum) released this week. It includes their take on EMI.
Steve was also interviewed by Craig Ferguson.

12th January
Sham/Pistols - Natural Born Killers is a forthcoming bootleg vinyl album, which is reported to include - for the first time ever - unreleased studio recordings from 1979 by the aborted group. The short lived venture brought together Steve Jones, Paul Cook plus Jimmy Pursey and Dave Treganna from Sham 69. The album is also understood to include the encore from the Sham 69 show at Glasgow Apollo on June 29th 1979. Steve and Paul joined Sham for the encore (Pretty Vacant, White Riot, If The Kids Are United, finishing with What Have We Got). Although the encore has seen the light of day more than once before, the studio tracks have not. This release is awaited with interest.

27th December
Paul Cook
's Man Raze are currently running a podcast series on with live videos.

22nd December
Ducati All-Stars
, a group of "talented musicians and Ducati enthusiasts", will "hammer out 30 years of rock" at the Roxy Theatre on Sunset Boulevard, 9009 West Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, California on Saturday, January 2, 2010. The band, which will be headed up by Billy Morrison of Camp Freddy, will also include Steve Jones (Sex Pistols) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) on guitar, Chris Wyse (The Cult) on bass, Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin) on drums, and Donovan Leitch, Franky Perez (Slash, Scars on Broadway) and Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) on vocals.

9th December
Paul Cook's Man-Raze played an invite only gig for 100 friends, family and competition winners, last night The Met Bar, Park Lane, London, to celebrate guitarist Phil Collen's 52nd birthday. After the 35 minute set which included a rendition of Happy Birthday, Paul's daughter Hollie DJ'd for a couple of hours.

5th December
Steve Jones is back on air, on line and on video.
In the first all new Jonesy's Jukebox, Steve interviews Tobey Maguire. The show has returned on producer Ryan Kavanaugh’s Web site,
Steve plans to air “Jonesy's Jukebox” for an hour each weekday in a streaming video format, with a mixture of music and interviews. He says he is working on bringing the show back to the broadcast airwaves too. Watch Steve's first intervew here.

31st October

The Professionals 1981Mark Garland: Twenty eight years ago I shot The Professionals at the University of Maryland. I have just found the unlabeled 35mm negatives - I had not seen these 8 shots since October '81.
I could not have verified what they are without

Click here - 8 Exclusive Pictures

28th October
Steve back on the radio this Sunday! "A Month of Sundays with Steve Jones."
1st November 15:30-17:30 BBC 6 Music. Steve Jones takes over 6 Music on Sunday.
[thanks Marc]

4th October
Steve has taken delivery of a new customized Hypermotard S at Ducati headquarters.

Steve Jones rides again.

Steve has taken delivery of a new customized Hypermotard S at Ducati headquarters.

21st September
Paul Cook's Man Raze have been added as the opening act on the final leg of Def Leppard's US tour which starts on 22nd October. Man Raze are supporting Alice Cooper during the UK leg of his Theatre Of Death tour.

3rd September
Happy birthday Steve.

26th July
Steve is pictured with Stooges guitarist James Williamson in The Barman's Rant Blog. [thanks Richard Davis]

22nd July
Site Exclusive. Paul Cook pictured on his birthday.
Paul - birthday boy

Pictures submitted by Ray McVeigh,
Paul's fellow Professional. Click here.

Paul's band Man Raze are playing a show at the Borderline Club, London on Wednesday 29th July.

Steve took part in a celebrity football game yesterday at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The match was followed by a game between Chelsea and Inter Milan in front of 80,000 people. Other celebrities included Christian Olde Wolbers and Billy Duffy (The Cult). [thanks Paul, Jersey shore, USA]

20th July
Happy birthday Paul.

13th June
The Slits release their first album in nearly 30 years. "Legendary punk band's new line-up features the daughter of a Sex Pistol. 'Trapped Animal', due out in the US on October 6, will mark the 30th anniversary of their 1979 debut 'Cut'. The album's first single, 'Ask Ma', will be released in August. The band's current line-up features original members Ari Up and Tessa Pollitt, along with Hollie Cook, the daughter of Sex Pistols' drummer Paul Cook, Anna Schlute and Adele Wilson." [thanks Lynne Stracey]

26th May
Paul Cook's band Man Raze are supporting Alice Cooper during the UK leg of his Theatre Of Death tour.
November 24, Manchester Apollo Manchester.
November 25, Clyde Auditorium Glasgow.
November 27, Newcastle City Hall Newcastle.
November 28, Sheffield City Hall Sheffield.
November 29, Swindon Oasis Swindon.
December 01, Civic Hall Wolverhampton.
December 02, Plymouth Pavilions Plymouth.
December 04, Nottingham Royal Concert Hall Nottingham.
December 05, Brighton Centre Brighton.
December 06, Hammersmith Apollo,London.

29th April
Steve Jones at Union Square subway station in New York!

22nd April
Paul Cook's Man Raze will be appearing at the Download Festival, Donnington Park, UK on 13 June The band play a warm-up show on 10 June at the Academy 2, Dublin.

3rd April
Steve Jones in Otago Daily Times: Radio salves old punk's pirate soul. "... like so many people in America these days, the 53-year-old rock star turned radio DJ is looking for a job. "It's weird not to have somewhere to go," Jones said. "And wherever I do go next won't be the same, I know that."" [thanks Robert]

26th March
Steve spoke recently to 30 Days Out at SXSW in Austin where he played a gig at a Best Buy store, with Michael Des Barres joining him for Anarchy In The UK.
Steve on his radio future: "Well, I have a couple of irons in the fire right now … there's another station in L.A. that might be getting something together along the lines of Indie 103.1, and I could do that. I've also been talking to Sirius (satellite radio) and could do something for them too. Right now I'm just taking it easy and sort of enjoying the down time, you know?"
Steve on The Stooges: "I have talked with Iggy about doing something with him again, maybe playing guitar in a line-up of the Stooges. Not that I could hope to replace Ron (Asheton, who died earlier this year) but we could mix it up a bit, do a few Pistols songs. You know, we were influenced by the Stooges … the Sex Pistols did “No Fun” on our American tour.... it won't happen this year because Iggy doesn't want to tour. Maybe next year … don't really know what form it could take, really, it's all just talk. "

12th March
"Punk icon Iggy Pop is taking Sex Pistols star Steve Jones' offer to join The Stooges seriously. He says, "I talked to Steve, and if I wanted an extra guitar, he'd be the guy to call." "

9th February
Exclusive Decca Wade Interview
. Steve Jones & Paul Cook's post-Pistols group, The Professionals, were involved along with the Angelic Upstarts in an infamous riot at a gig in Montreal. Upstart's drummer Decca Wade recalls what happened that night in the summer of 1982. Click here.

8th February
The March issue of Classic Rock includes a positive review and picture of Man Raze's gig at The Barfly in London in December (page 180).

4th February
LA Times: "'Jonesy's Jukebox' runs out of nickels.The demise of Indie 103.1 leaves Sex Pistol Steve Jones, host of the unorthodox but beloved show, without a day job. " [thanks Bobe77]

3rd February
Paul Cook's iPod shuffle features in the February issue of Classic Rock. Jimmy Cliff, Madonna, Sinatra, The Faces, Hole, and Frankie Valli all feature on Paul's iPod.

22nd January
Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains, the film featuring Steve Jones and Paul Cook is shown on TCM, (Turner Classic Movies), in the USA on 30th January. No commercials, no cuts!

17th January
Jonesy's Jukebox has ended on Indie 103.1 after five years.
News release: "...After five years as host of the flagship Indie 103.1 radio show "Jonesy's Jukebox", Steve Jones is currently exploring other options and is in talks to expand "Jonesy's Jukebox" due to yesterday's (January 15) announcement that Los Angeles radio station Indie 103.1 has ceased broadcasting. The SEX PISTOLS guitarist and music icon was heard by fans around the world on "Jonesy's Jukebox" — via Indie 103.1 and its web site — for two hours every weekday since 2004. Jones is known for breaking new artists and his eclectic musical taste, which he brought to the show every day. Based on his vast musical knowledge and longtime commitment to music (supporting both icons and up-and-coming artists), his interviews were both personal and freewheeling. Many artists came away from interviews with Jones feeling that it was the best experience they'd ever had with a radio interview. "I want to thank everybody for listening to the show and supporting the station," says Jones. "It was an experience I truly enjoyed and the support I got from my fans and artists who came on the show was just incredible. I'd like to think we broke some rules and that everyone had a bloody good time. Thanks for listening." "

15th January 2009
Indie 103.1 - the home of Jonesy's Jukebox - has moved to an internet only station, and has ceased transmitting over the airwaves
"... because of changes in the radio industry and the way radio audiences are measured, stations in this market are being forced to play too much Britney, Puffy and alternative music that is neither new nor cutting edge. "

10th December
Last night's Man Raze Water Rats gig reviewed. Click here.

9th December
"Morrissey joins Noel Gallagher backstage at Oasis gig." (So does Steve Jones!)

5th December
Site Exclusive. Ray McVeigh interview - Part Two.
Ray discusses the production of the album I Didn't See It Coming, song writing, the Montreal riot with the Angelic Upstarts, the car crash, America, "All the Nasty Girls", the break-up, his post-Professionals activities, and the future. Click here.

4th December
Steve Jones and Duff McKagen played together on stage in LA last night with Camp Freddy.

3rd December
Professionals reunion update:
On today's Jonesy's Jukebox Steve Jones mentioned that he, Paul Cook, Ray McVeigh and Duff McKagen are thinking about playing some Professionals gigs, possibly next summer.  He asked guest Butch Walker if he would be interested in producing a new Professionals album.

2nd December
Iggy Pop - Where The Faces Shine Volume 2. Just out is a new Iggy Pop box set containing six CDs and a DVD. Steve Jones features on eleven Iggy rarities included in the collection. Read the review here.

1st December
Man Raze - Surreal: UK release today!! As they take to the road this week, Man Raze's album Surreal is released in the UK today.
Order Man Raze - Surreal. Out now in the UK

Catch them live this week.

Man Raze announce their first ever tour dates
Paul Cook's group play their first dates since their debut show in 2005

Wed 3rd Dec Manchester Roadhouse 8 Newton Street, Piccadilly, M1 2AN
Thurs 4th Dec Birmingham Barfly 78 Digbeth High St, Birmingham, B56DY
Mon 8th Dec London Barfly
Tues 9th Dec London Water Rats 328 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8BZ

26th November
Site Exclusive. Brand new Ray McVeigh interview.
Ray McVeigh was enlisted into The Professionals by Steve Jones and Paul Cook in late 1980 to bolster the band's guitar sound. With Steve possessing one of the most recognisable and dynamic guitar sounds in rock 'n' roll, the addition of a second powerhouse guitar player was designed to make The Professionals one of the most ferocious groups on the planet.
Read Part One of the interview as Ray discusses his audition, live debut, John Peel session, producers, managers and much more. Click here.

8th November
Further to the previously mentioned Professionals reunion rumours, Steve said on Jonesy's Jukebox yesterday he would like to reform The Professionals for some shows next year: "Just going up and down the (West) coast." However this would depend on there being sufficient demand for tickets to cover costs. [thanks Stuart]

3rd November
Paul Cook and fellow Professional Ray McVeigh are at tonight's Classic Rock Magazine Awards at the Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, London.

30th October
Man Raze's album Surreal is to be re-released as a double CD edition on 17th November (Surrealist Records).
CD 1 is the standard album, CD 2 contains the following additional tracks: You're So Wrong / Low - Live In Burbank '08 / Turn It Up - Deep Dub / Runnin' Me Up - Instrumental Dub / Can't Find My Own Way - Live Acoustic.

26th October
Site Exclusive! Professionals
future? On 10th October Killing Joke played House of Blues in LA...there was Steve Jones, Ray McVeigh, Duff McKagen, Dave Grohl, all seen sitting together at the same table...McKagen & Grohl are big Professionals fans.... Could this be a potential new Professionals line up??? Kick Down The Doors sources in LA hint at secret recording sessions with these four & Paul Cook who just happened to be out there that week too...

14th October
"Never mind the Ballacks. Two Sex Pistols are penning a new anthem for their beloved Chelsea FC. Bandmates Steve Jones and Paul Cook are combining their musical talent and years of Stamford Bridge knowledge. Steve revealed: "We want to do something that's not corny like all the other football songs. "Music and football tend to produce appalling results when put together, that's what we want to avoid." " [thanks Gaff]

Further Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains soundtrack update.
Bad news: The on/off saga continues. The release is now shelved. Rhino have informed me that there are now no plans to release it., who removed their download option, now list it as an "Upcoming New Release." Don't hold your breath.

30th September
"Chrissie Hynde saw a familiar face among the few hundred fans crowding the aisles Monday at the Pretenders' in-store performance at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. It was Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook, and Hynde waved happily from the small stage, declaring "It's always good to have the Sex Pistols in the house." " [thanks Gaff]

21st September

Man Raze announce their first ever tour dates
Paul Cook's group play their first dates since their debut show in 2005

Wed 3rd Dec Manchester Roadhouse 8 Newton Street, Piccadilly, M1 2AN
Thurs 4th Dec Birmingham Barfly 78 Digbeth High St, Birmingham, B56DY
Mon 8th Dec London Barfly
Tues 9th Dec London Water Rats 328 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8BZ

Ladies And Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains director Lou Alder is interviewed about the film.

15th September
Cult film Ladies And Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains receives its first ever DVD release tomorrow (USA. Region 1). Filmed in 1980 and featuring Steve Jones and Paul Cook and future mega-stars Diane Lane and Laura Dean, the almost mythical film gathered a following all of its own. Read the God Save The Sex Pistols/Kick Down The Doors DVD preview. Click here.

3rd September
Further Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains soundtrack update.
Good news: The release is now tentatively scheduled for 6th October.
If you cannot wait, the soundtrack can now be downloaded from
Order the Region 1 DVD Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains REGION 1 NTSC
Order the Region 2 DVD Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains [1982]

Happy birthday Steve!

30th August
Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains soundtrack update. No sooner have Rhino listed this sought after release in their catalogue, than they promptly remove all trace! As stated in 28th August news item, Rhino had the soundtrack scheduled for 16th September. They now appear to have shelved it, at least for now. A big disappointment.

28th August

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains soundtrack is to be released on vinyl in the US on 16th September by Rhino.
This is the first time the soundtrack has ever been released. [thanks Karsten]
The 1980 film featured Paul Cook and Steve Jones, along with Paul Simonon and Ray Winston, in the fictional group The Looters.
Steve and Paul contributed 4 songs to the film, "Conned Again" , "La La La" , "Don't Blow It All The Way" , & "Professionals" (later to become better known as "Join The Professionals").
The soundtrack album listed in the film's end credits was never released, until now.
The film is also receiving its first ever DVD release in the US on 16th Setember.

19th August
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE! The Professionals reunited in 2008.
Steve Jones, Ray McVeigh, and Paul Myers back together. Steve, Ray and Paul met up for Jonesy's Jukebox on 1st July in London. This was the first time Steve and Paul Myers had met since........ The Professionals in 1982.
Picture sent in to Kick Down The Doors by Professionals guitarist Ray McVeigh himself. Click here.

It's Ray McVeigh's birthday today: Happy birthday!

10th August
Lost Steve and Paul song discovered; Do I Love You, featuring Chrissie Hynde. For the full story, review & to listen to the track, click here.

28th July
Steve's mum is the guest on Jonesy's Jukebox today.

9th July
Ian Brown is the guest on Jonesy's Jukebox today.

8th July
Ed Tudorpole is the guest on Jonesy's Jukebox today.

1st July
Paul Myers and Ray McVeigh from The Professionals are today's guests on Jonesy's Jukebox. The first time Steve has seen Paul Myers in 30 years.

30th June
Jonesy's Jukebox
. During the Sex Pistols tour Steve is broadcasting live from London a couple of days per week.

20th June
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
, the 1980 movie featuring Steve and Paul (as part of fictional band The Looters) gets it's first ever DVD release in September in the USA.

5th June
is on Jonesy's Jukebox today.

3rd June
is one of 25 artists that have designed a one-off 7 inch single artwork sleeve for Edwyn Collins new single Home Again which is out on 23rd June. The 25 will be hidden in the 1500 pressed up for release. Edwyn Collins plays an acoustic show at The Social in London on 9th June where all 25 artworks will be on display for one time only

2nd June
Man Raze - Surreal, the debut album by Paul
's band is out tomorrow.

15th May
Edwyn Collins - Home Again (originally transmitted last year on BBC3) is repeated on BBC2 on Monday 19th May at 23.20. Paul is interviewed and filmed playing drums with Edwyn during his recovery from his stroke.

10th May
On Thursday May 8th, Steve and Paul again took to the stage with Camp Freddy at The Roxy, Hollywood. They performed Chinese Rocks and Bodies (with Steve on lead vocals). Camp Freddy will continue their residency at The Roxy with different guest performers each Thursday until the end of May.

A video of Bodies from the show can be viewed at
View pictures at

5th May
The episode of Dirty Sexy Money, titled The Wedding, that featured Steve Jones playing the part of a DJ, is given a UK repeat showing tomorrow night (6th May) at 12.05am.

4th May

Camp Freddy / Steve Jones & Paul Cook
1st May The Roxy Hollywood

Photographs from the Camp Freddy gig have been posted on

3rd May
Steve and Paul took to the stage to perform EMI with Dave Navarro's Camp Freddy at The Roxy, Hollywood on Thursday May 1st. The show was the first in a series of five thursday night shows at The Roxy by the group.

25th April
Steve has been in Tokyo this week at the Chrome Hearts Tokyo Flagship Renewal Event. Click for pictures. [thanks

22nd April
Paul Cook is hosting Jonesy's Jukebox again today.

21st April
Paul Cook is hosting Jonesy's Jukebox today.

2nd April
Man Raze Rocks LA. Man Raze filmed a private show in Los Angeles that will premiere on VH1 later this year. The band plans to launch a U.S. tour in 2008. Check out new photos of Paul, Phil, and Simon performing in LA...

24th March
Gibson Custom website Steve Jones page

19th March
Man Raze - Surreal. Release date for the album has been confirmed as 3rd June.
Don't forget the exclusive Kick Down The Doors advance review of Surreal, the forthcoming debut album by Paul's band Man Raze. Click here

23rd February

Steve Jones Custom Gibson's recreation of Steve's legendary guitar.
Gibson Custom Shop Artist Signature Collection Series Les Paul Custom
Edition Of: 300. Nashville, TN, U.S.A. New Release- Currently Available

Standard Colors : Antique White Aged.
Body : Mahogany.
Neck : Mahogany.
Fingerboard : Rosewood.
Number of Frets : 22.
Scale Length : 24 ¾ inches.
Options : '59 Rounded Profile Neck
Set Neck
Pearl Block Inlays
Split Diamond Headstock Inlay
Multi-Ply Body and Neck Binding
Single-Ply Neck Binding
Tune-O-Matic Bridge
Stopbar Tailpiece
Black Witch Hat Knobs With Silver Inserts
Uncovered Black Pickups
Gold Key Tuners
Aged Gold Hardware
2 Volume Controls
2 Tone Controls
3-Way Pickup Selector Switch
Two Pin-Up Girl Illustrations On Body
Original List Price : 6706.00

For futher details of the Steve Jones Les Paul Custom, available in a limited edition of 300, visit

2nd February

Kick Down The Doors Picture Exclusive!
Left: Steve pictured with Hollywood United 31st January 2008.

The full Hollywood United Over 40s team photo, including Steve Jones, can be viewed on sister site Hollywood United.

Naveen Andrews, star of the TV show Lost, was a guest on last night's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (BBC1 - repeated tonight). Naveen spoke about how Steve Jones inspired him to get clean. Naveen was heavily into drink and drugs and met "my hero" Steve Jones at a LA dinner party. Steve told him he had been clean for many years. Naveen thought: "If he can do it, so can I".

31st January
Advance review of their sensational forthcoming debut album. Click here.

28th January
Watch Glen and Paul at the Carbon/Silicon gig on 25th January. Click here. [thanks Erik]

Exclusive pictures! Steve live at the Cathouse, Hollywood 1988. Click here.

26th January
Gig Review
Carbon/Silicon at The Inn On The Green 25th January 2008.
The band came on stage at 10.45pm. It was really hot and humid in this small club that holds about 200 and has a tiny stage only 6 inches off the floor, so you can only see the heads and shoulders of the band. Mick Jones and Tony James are smiling and really enjoying themselves.The first 40 mins of their 80 mins set was a bit samey but got much better later with great versions of "The News" and "What The Fuck".

The encore was dream ticket punk rock heaven, as first Sex Pistol Glen Matlock sang vocals and played bass for a belting "Twist And Shout" and then Sex Pistol Paul Cook joined them on drums for "Steppin Stone". So, on stage were members of The Clash, Sex Pistols, and Generation X. In the crowd was comedian Noel Fielding and Razorlight singer Johnny Borrell. An amazing finish to a pukka night. Gig Review by Ray Morrissey.

Paul Cook and Glen Matlock both took to the stage last night with Carbon/Silicon at the Inn On The Green, Ladbroke Grove, West London. Glen came on for the encore and played bass and sang lead vocals on Twist & Shout. Paul then came on and took over the drum kit for the second encore of Stepping Stone, with Glen still on bass & lead vocals. Carbon/Silicon are of course Mick Jones' (The Clash) and Tony James' (Generation X) highly acclaimed group.

23rd January
Steve Jones Custom
Gibson's recreation of Steve's legendary guitar.

"A white mid '70s Les Paul Custom with pin-up girl stickers has become one of rock & roll's most iconic symbols. The Gibson Custom Shop Steve Jones Custom is a recreation of this legendary instrument which is Gibson's tribute to one of rock's most unsung heroes, Steve Jones guitarist for the Sex Pistols and the guitar he used to make history."

Classic Rock has a review of the forthcoming Man Raze album, Surreal, and an interview with the band.

17th January
"A white mid '70s Les Paul Custom with pin-up girl stickers has become one of rock & roll's most iconic symbols. The Gibson Custom Shop Steve Jones Custom is a recreation of this legendary instrument which is Gibson's tribute to one of rock's most unsung heroes, Steve Jones guitarist for the Sex Pistols and the guitar he used to make history." [thanks Adam].

7th January
MOJO issue 171 February 2008 has a full page interview with Steve. [thanks Roy].

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