Johnny Depp to feature on new Bob Dylan album
Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes
Based on the 'lost' lyrics of Bob Dylan, the new album titled Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes, will feature Depp playing guitar for the song Kansas City, filling in for Costello, who was unable to attend the recording session as he had a gig.
Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, Costello, Jim James of My Morning Jacket alongside Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, all feature on the T Bone Burnett-produced record.
Depp had visited his friend Burnett at the Los Angeles' Capitol Studios to watch rehearsals, but ended up being drafted in to play guitar for a track on the LP. Speaking about the new record, Burnett said: "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."
Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is set for release in the next few months. A documentary called Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, directed by Sam Jones will also be released. The lyrics for the new LP all come from Dylan's 1967 Basement Tapes sessions.