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John Paul Jones’ New Project

Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones certainly isn't waiting around for the group's next reunion.

The bassist and keyboardist has formed a new band called Minibus Pimps, a collaboration with the Norwegian electronic ambient artist Deathprod (aka Helge Sten).

The duo's first album, "Cloud to the Ground," is coming March 8 and has been described as "a compilation of tracks recorded at a series of different live shows, exploring themes which connect the dots between 70s prog-rock and the Norwegian new-music movement."

There's no word yet on whether Minibus Pimps will become a touring concern. Jones has stayed busy outside of Led Zep over the years, including the band Them Crooked Vultures with Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Queens of the Stone Age leader Josh Homme, as well as collaborations with Diamanda Galas.

Jones has also worked with Heart, Peter Gabriel, Gov't Mule, Alice Cooper, Queen's Brian May and others.

It's also been rumored that some of Jones' rare recorded -- but never released -- lead vocals for Led Zeppelin will be part of deluxe editions of the group's albums that Jimmy Page is currently putting together.

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