Steve Jones’ place in the history of punk rock, as guitarist with the Sex Pistols, didn’t win him, or them, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — but now his longtime role as a Los Angeles radio personality has.
It’s been announced that Jones will be part of the Walk of Fame’s Class of 2018, as chosen by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. No dates have been set for the new honorees, but the former Pistol will take his place as part of the famous tourist attraction alongside fellow musicians Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Ice T, Harry Connick Jr., Carrie Underwood, ‘Weird Al’ Jankovic and veteran singers Petula Clark and Charles Aznavour.
British executives Richard Branson and Simon Cowell are also on the list, as are such actors as Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter, Mandy Patinkin, Mark Hamill, Nick Nolte, Kirsten Dunst, Jack Black and many others.
Jones, who recently had his memoir Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol published, has long been the presenter of Jonesy’s Jukebox, which now airs on Cumulus Radio’s Los Angeles rock radio staple KLOS 95.5. The first incarnation of the show ran for five years from 2004 on Indie 103.1 FM, and it later had a slot on KROQ.