Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones says he has no interest in recording another solo album.
He tells Mojo that during the tour for his 1999 album, Zooma, promoters started insisting he hire a singer. "It was instrumental music, but I’m not Jeff Beck. I remember a promoter saying, ‘We can’t grow it.’ Oh well, [screw] you all.”
Jones, whose last album was 2001's The Thunderthief, says he's still working on his opera.
In other Zeppelin-related news, Jason Bonham says Robert Plant wanted to swipe the lamps from his dressing room following the band's 2007 reunion show in London. Bonham says Plant said, "I like these lamps, I’m having these!" But with Paul McCartney, The Edge and others paying a visit, Plant's plot was foiled.
Andie Airfix, the graphic designer who worked on many Zeppelin projects and designed the cover of Def Leppard's Hysteria, has died at age 72. He also worked with The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Guns n' Roses, AC/DC and Paul McCartney.