Johnny Depp To Play Guitar On 'Lost' Bob Dylan Song

August 5, 2014 5:18 PM

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When a gig prevented Elvis Costello from making a recording session for "Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes" -- an album of "lost" Bob Dylan lyrics that Costello, Marcus Mumford and My Morning Jacket's Jim James, among others, have set to music -- producer T-Bone Burnett found a worthy fill-in: Johnny Depp. The actor sat in on guitar for Costello during the recording of "Kansas City," according to NME, after stopping by the L.A. studio where the sessions are taking place to visit the producer.

Burnett and the musicians, which also include Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith and Carolina Chocolate Drops' Rhiannon Giddens, have been working on the record since this past spring. The lyrics date back to Dylan's fabled 1967 stay at the West Saugerties house known as "Big Pink," where he and the Band recor...

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