"SWEET JAMES" In-Studio with Jonesy and Dee Snider
"Sweet James" In-Studio
Rock legend Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols hosts this 2-hour open forum show where the only rule is doing whatever Jones wants. Jonesy’s Jukebox encompasses everything from groundbreaking new music of his own personal collection to current topic discussions and guest interviews of all varieties with a living room conversation vibe. Past interviews include the likes of Johnny Ramone, Eddie Vedder, Brian Wilson, Pete Townsend, Iggy Pop, Robert Plant, Courtney Love, John Waters, Common, Gary Oldman, and fellow Sex Pistols member Johnny Rotten.
Jones is no stranger to radio in Southern California. Jonesy’s Jukebox was previously heard on Indie 103.1 for 5 years, attracting music savvy tastemakers away from the “norm” of other stations.
The show garnered major attention & acclaim over the years as one of the best commercial radio shows in the nation from L.A. Weekly, Rolling Stone, Esquire and Spin. Within its first year Jonesy’s Jukebox was heralded as “Some of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll radio ever!” by L.A. Weekly, and also gave Jones the “Best New DJ” award in 2004.
The life of this self-taught punk rock legend started with Jones leaving home at age 14, and through the evolution of various bands the Sex Pistols became one of the most influential bands in the history of rock with their iconic (and only album) Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols. Although the band was officially together for just under 3 years, the Sex Pistols inspired a punk rock revolution starting in the UK during the mid-to-late 1970’s and spread throughout the music world, influencing punk and alternative rock musicians to this day.
Jones has also managed to somewhat reinvent himself through acting. Along with appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Brand X with Russell Brand and a cameo on Portlandia, Jones also drew positive attention with a recurring appearance on the Showtime hit Californication as road manager “Krull”.