Sonic Youth recruit Led Zep bassist for dance soundtrack

Sonic Youth as youths
Sonic Youth as youths

Sonic Youth, Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones and composer Takehisa Kosugi have created a piece of music for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. The troupe are celebrating the 90th birthday of its founder and namesake - hence the title Merce Cunningham At 90.

The show will debut at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music between 16-19 April.

Who knows what to expect from the soundtrack - experimental Japanese rock, perhaps? Regardless, Merce Cunningham managed to pair the might of Radiohead and Sigur Ros for the company's 50th anniversary back in 2003, so they're obviously pulling the right strings.

New found collaborations also mean new found rumours: Thurston Moore for Led Zeppelin frontman? anyone?

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).