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Johnny Depp is to play guitar on a new album based on ‘lost’ Bob Dylan lyrics. Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James are among the other artists featuring on Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, an album of ‘lost’ Bob Dylan lyrics set to music, produced by T Bone Burnett.

Johnny filled in for Costello on the track Kansas City when the British musician was unable to make it to one recording session as he had a gig, NME.com reported. The Pirates of the Caribbean star had gone down to visit his pal T Bone and watch the rehearsals at Los Angeles’ Capitol Studios - and ended up playing the guitar on the song. T Bone said of the project: ‘Great music is best created when a community of artists gets together for the common good. There is a deep well of generosity and support in the room at all times, and that reflects the tremendous generosity shown by Bob in sharing these lyrics with us.’