Published Apr 08, 2013While the full details have yet to be confirmed, high-profile rock producer and engineer Andy Johns has died at the age of 61. The cause of death has not been revealed, but Billboard reports that he was hospitalized last week for concerns including liver trouble.
The English-born Johns served as an engineer on a number of Led Zeppelin albums and worked on the Rolling Stones classics like Exile on Main Street and Sticky Fingers. He additionally contributed to albums by Van Halen, Rod Stewart, Humble Pie, Jethro Tull, Mott the Hoople, Joni Mitchell, Ozzy Osbourne, Stephen Stills and many more.
Johns' career stretched from the '60s all the way up to the present day, and he was reportedly working with L.A. Guns guitarist Stacey Blades on a project at around the time of his death. Watch an interview with Johns below.
The producer came from a musical family. His brother Glyn is a storied producer, as is his nephew Ethan, while his son Evan is a drummer and his son Will is a singer-songwriter.