Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones Starts New Band, Minibus Pimps

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The surviving members of Led Zeppelin stay as busy (and relevant) as they want to be. While the band’s legion of fans are always hoping for just one more tour out of Zep, they’ve gone on to find success on their own individual terms, including Robert Plant‘s collaborations with Alison Krauss, and bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones joining Them Crooked Vultures alongside Foo Fighter Dave Grohl and Queen of the Stone Age leader Josh Homme.

Now John Paul Jones has teamed up with “dark ambient” artist Deathprod (aka, Norwegian artist Helge Sten) to form a new band, Minibus Pimps. So yeah, don’t expect it to sound like “Stairway to Heaven.”

According to Fact, Minibus Pimps have already recorded a debut album, Cloud to Ground, which is described on the band’s Facebook account as “a new and unique collaboration” that finds the duo “using electronics, samplers, processors, instruments and iPads” to make “instrumental improvisations that will at times be ferocious and at others intricate.”

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