In Lonely Boy, the guitarist will chronicle his troubled youth as a teenage thief in London and the early days of the Sex Pistols.

He was the group's first singer but replaced Wally Nightingale on guitar when John Lydon joined the band.

Jones gave the new singer his Johnny Rotten nickname.

The autobiography will also chart Jones' post-Pistols battles with alcohol, heroin and sex addictions in Los Angeles, where he is now a beloved local radio personality and the host of Jonesy's Jukebox.