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Misfits' Jerry Only Was There When Sid Vicious Died

07/28/2015
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(Classic Rock) The Misfits mainman Jerry Only has revealed he's writing a book about his life. And it's set to include his own account of the night Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious died.

Only, who'd become friends with Vicious and his mother, had dinner with them the evening he was released from prison in February 1979. He was on bail after being accused of the murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen. He started taking heroin within hours of his release and was found dead the next morning.

Only tells Metal Hammer: "The book is basically about growing up when I grew up, in the 70s, and being able to get involved in the music scene that was taking off. A lot of the tragedies - I'm actually writing a chapter about Sid Vicious right now. I was there when he died."

He adds: "It's about understanding how things work, and how to get around obstacles without compromising your integrity. I think that's where we're at now. I'm at work right now - some people are out on their yachts when they're not on the road, and I'm in a machine shop." Read more here.

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