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This article covers only those aspects of the subject that are related to the career of Duran Duran.
A much more complete treatment can be seen in the Steve Jones article at Wikipedia.
Stephen Phillip Jones (b. 3 May 1956 in Shepherd's Bush, London) is an English rock and roll guitarist and singer, best known for his work as guitarist for the punk band Sex Pistols.

After some early experience in other bands, in 1975, Steve co-founded the Sex Pistols with Paul Cook, Glen Matlock, and later, Johnny Rotten. Although they only released one album, the Sex Pistols went on to become one of the most influential rock and roll bands of the 20th century.

After the Sex Pistols broke up in 1978, Steve and Cook co-founded the hard rock outfit The Professionals. They released one album, but disbanded after a serious car crash while on tour in the US in 1981. He was a also a member of Chequered Past (led by Michael Des Barres) from 1982 to 1985. They released a self-titled album in 1984. Steve also played with Thin Lizzy, Joan Jett, Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop.

Steve Jones and Duran DuranEdit

In the 1980s and 1990s he played with Andy Taylor, the Neurotic Outsiders and had a solo career. In 2000 he and John Taylor appeared together in the independent film Four Dogs Playing Poker.

Jonesy's JukeboxEdit

In February 2004, Jones began hosting a daily radio program in Los Angeles called Jonesy's Jukebox, on Indie 103.1 FM, broadcasting live Monday to Friday from noon to 2PM. The premise of the show is that the self-described "Sire of Wilshire" can do whatever he wants (within FCC rules), with no direction from station management. Far from an angry punk with access to a transmitter, Jones is an entertaining host who mixes an eclectic playlist (culled from his own collection of CDs) with often (intentional) rambling and humorous interviews of guests from all walks of the entertainment industry. John Taylor has been a guest and occasional guest host on the show several times.

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